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  1. Skunked Brew: The Bizarre Implosion of Milwaukee’s Playoff ...

    Charles P. Pierce

    The simple things, Pete Townshend once warned us, are all complicated. That is the way it is when you are in a pennant race, and that is especially the way it is when you are falling out of a pennant race like a bowling ball down a well. Take, for ex...

    Blog | September 09, 2014
  2. Funeral at Fenway

    Charles P. Pierce

    There isn't any real point in following the 2014 Boston Red Sox anymore if you aren't paid to do so. The lifeboats were seen pulling away vigorously at the deadline, when four-fifths of the Opening Day rotation wound up e...

    Blog | August 04, 2014
  3. Small Ball

    Charles P. Pierce

    It is an awkward thing to play a game of baseball with one foot already out the door. Yet every summer, generally around the second or third Sunday in July, the sport seems to be made entirely of seventh graders looking anxiously at the slow progress...

    Blog | July 15, 2014
  4. This Bud’s for No One

    Charles P. Pierce

    The other night, because I had little to do that could not be done by only occasionally hoisting myself off the sofa, I settled in to watch the Boston Red Sox and the New York Yankees play a splendid little game of baseball. Jon Lester was pitching f...

    Blog | June 30, 2014
  5. No Nonsense

    Charles P. Pierce

    So, on Sunday, the Red Sox announced that Jake Peavy would miss a couple of starts because he cut himself with a fishing knife. (Outside of being bitten by an alligator, or being chased by cops while wearing only your underwear, it's hard t...

    Blog | March 03, 2014
  6. Bud Selig, Alex Rodriguez, and baseball legacies in the steroid e...

    Charles P. Pierce

    Who will be the face of baseball's steroid era: Bud Selig or Alex Rodriguez?

    Story | Conversation | November 11, 2013
  7. The Los Angeles Dodgers, Philadelphia Phillies, and the hottest t...

    Charles P. Pierce

    The Dodgers meet the Phillies as Ryne Sandberg makes his managerial debut for Philadelphia.

    Story | Conversation | August 19, 2013
  8. Jake Peavy and the Boston Red Sox pitching

    Charles P. Pierce

    Jake Peavy gives Boston something to talk about other than looming PED suspensions in Major League Baseball.

    Story | Conversation | August 05, 2013
  9. Tigers-Indians and the AL Central

    Charles P. Pierce

    A weekend of Tigers-Indians baseball in Cleveland.

    Story | Conversation | July 09, 2013
  10. Pittsburgh and Its Ballpark: An Appreciation

    Charles P. Pierce

    You should always walk to this ballpark. Even if you live in the suburbs, and you drive to the games at PNC Park in Pittsburgh, you should park downtown and walk to the ballpark. You should cross over one of the yellow iron bridges that span the Alle...

    Blog | June 03, 2013
  11. Visiting the Washington Nationals

    Charles P. Pierce

    It's hard to not like the Washington Nationals.

    Story | Conversation | August 20, 2012
  12. Charlie Pierce on Sports Management

    Charles P. Pierce

    Are the NHL and NFL losing their minds at the negotiating table?

    Story | Conversation | July 23, 2012
  13. Daniel Bard returns to Pawtucket

    Charles P. Pierce

    Can the Red Sox pitcher rediscover the joy of throwing a baseball?

    Story | Conversation | July 16, 2012
  14. Pierce on Baseball's All-Star Game

    Charles P. Pierce

    Because nothing, absolutely nothing, does a better job of making baseball seem ridiculous.

    Story | Conversation | July 09, 2012
  15. Joe Maddon, B.J. Upton, and the Surprisingly Fun Tampa Bay Rays

    Charles P. Pierce

    A visit with the nerd-dressing, disco-dancing, now-first-place Tampa Bay Rays.

    Story | Conversation | May 29, 2012
  16. The idiocy of Ozzie Guillen and the Cuba mess

    Charles P. Pierce

    What Ozzie said was idiotic — but what came after is even worse.

    Story | Conversation | April 12, 2012