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  1. The Bake Shop Mailbag! Answering Your Questions on Absurd Hockey ...

    Katie Baker

    Welcome to the Bake Shop, an establishment where we dish out the goods and keep vague operating hours. You can email katiebakeshop@gmail.com with questions, comments, hopes, and dreams anytime. My aunt recently gave me some of my uncle's posses...

    Blog | December 22, 2014
  2. The Year in Holy S#!t: T.J. Oshie Becomes an American Hero Before...

    Katie Baker

    This week, the Triangle will be looking back at the players, games, and moments that singed our eyebrows and blew our minds in 2014. Buckle your seat belts; it's the Year in Holy S#!t. Depending on where and with whom you transacted, you...

    Blog | December 18, 2014
  3. Will the First Major Sports League in Vegas Really Be …; t...

    Katie Baker

    "What I'm about to tell you requires a deep breath," Gary Bettman told reporters, "and a level of precision that I am requesting because I don't want it misunderstood." He was in Boca Raton,...

    Blog | December 17, 2014
  4. It’s a Hell of a Town: The New York City Sports Franchise M...

    Katie Baker

    It's possible to live in one of the nicest apartments in New York City and still have a view of a brick wall. The subway runs 24 hours, which means there's never a time of day that someone isn't hot-stepping pathetically...

    Blog | December 09, 2014
  5. Talent Scouts: Remembering ‘Troop Beverly Hills’ at 2...

    Katie Baker

    It's weird that it took me decades to realize that Troop Beverly Hills is basically a sports movie. The 1989 film starring Shelley Long, Craig T. Nelson, Jenny Lewis, and the bit actor who would go on to become Sex and the City&...

    Blog | December 02, 2014
  6. Upside Down: The Weird, Sad Bankruptcy of the NHL’s Jack Jo...

    Katie Baker

    Two months into the 2012 NHL lockout, Columbus Blue Jackets defenseman Jack Johnson uploaded some frustrated comments to his now-defunct personal website. I want to work! I'm a professional athlete and I want to play hockey! In my chosen profess...

    Blog | November 25, 2014
  7. Can’t Find a Braverman: Why the Last Season of ‘Paren...

    Katie Baker

    Something happened last Thursday night that rattled me right to the core. I was watching Parenthood - now in its sixth and final season - and I actually found myself wondering, Wait, where the hell are the Bravermans? This isn'...

    Blog | November 20, 2014
  8. NHL Tankapalooza! The Race to the Bottom and Two of the Biggest P...

    Katie Baker

    How appropriate that the 2015 NHL draft will be in Sunrise, Florida! A new day will dawn; we'll smile toward it and squint. The fishermen will intuit some fine catches coming their way any minute. Adolescents with angry skin will wear hats...

    Blog | November 19, 2014
  9. Asses of Fire: Why Kim Kardashian’s Magazine Shoot Failed t...

    Katie Baker

    Imagine, just for a moment, that Kim Kardashian West's carefully oiled tush actually did have the power to "break the Internet." One twitch of that famous padding, one subconscious clench, and all the smart-asses would be silence...

    Blog | November 13, 2014
  10. From the Jaws of Victory

    Katie Baker

    A tanned smooth-talker reflecting on leadership in a glorified catering hall was pretty much business as usual on a recent aseasonal morning in downtown San Jose. With his practiced delivery, engaging gravitas, and yen for phrases like &...

    Blog | October 08, 2014
  11. The Yips Plague and the Battle of Mind Over Matter

    Katie Baker

    Each point in a tennis match begins with a serve, and each serve begins with a ball thrown into the air. It's probably the most overlooked move that a player will make over the course of a game: it looks so simple, seems so rote, and is usually ...

    Blog | September 26, 2014
  12. Wedded Blitz! The Ides of Maine

    Katie Baker

    Imagine this: You're at a chichi cocktail party, standing in a small circle of folks, making the usual small talk about preschool admissions and Central Park cyclists. "And what do you do for a living?" someone asks. "Oh, I'm...

    Blog | September 23, 2014
  13. Love Letters

    Katie Baker

    Six days a week, Geri Canzler packs her lunch and commutes on winding roads through thick Oregon forest. When it's nice out, she can walk the route, but on this late March day Canzler is tired and the rain hasn't stopped. So she drives her...

    Blog | August 18, 2014
  14. After Almonte: Sports and the Age Fraud Menace

    Katie Baker

    The Danny Almonte story was one of the splashier examples of age fabrication, with its media-ready blend of immigration, youth exploitation, a perfect baseball game, and, oh yeah, New York City. But for as long as organized sports have set constraint...

    Blog | August 15, 2014
  15. Rabbit at Rest: Giants RB David Wilson’s Career Comes to an...

    Katie Baker

    In the middle of their first full-contact practice of the season, just more than a week ago, the New York Giants were given a much-needed five-minute water break. "[Will] Beatty walks slowly into the bubble (just like most of his teammates)...

    Blog | August 05, 2014
  16. Alex Ovechkin's No Good, Very Bad Half-Year

    Katie Baker

    You might not know it from the reliably shirtless exuberance of his Instagram feed, but Alex Ovechkin has been having what must be a pretty rough six or so months. In February, his Russian national team failed to even crack the medal round at the...

    Blog | July 22, 2014