Fall Classic Preview, Part 1: NL East

by Ian Kollar

The familiar sounds of fall are back, and they’re music to many sports fans’ ears.

The raucous crowds. The shrill whistles. The crunch of body-to-body collisions and 800-plus-pound pileups. And of course, the drowned-out playcalling on a mic’ed up field general.

Yes, sports fans, football is back.

But you know what? I’m not your typical sports fan.   Continue reading “Fall Classic Preview, Part 1: NL East”

A Lesson in Futility: Why Are the Pirates So Bad, So Often?

by Ian Kollar

The Pittsburgh Pirates recently checked themselves into the book of baseball infamy by losing to the Chicago Cubs over Labor Day weekend. The 4-2 loss Monday catapulted them into the record books by confirming what was inevitable since opening day: the 17th consecutive losing season by the franchise.   Continue reading “A Lesson in Futility: Why Are the Pirates So Bad, So Often?”