The U.S. men’s curling team relied on skill as it won Olympic gold earlier this year. But team member John Landsteiner’s Olympic ring being found after he lost it on a California beach last month? That’s thanks to a tremendous amount of luck. Read more →
There is only one openly gay player on any professional men’s sports team in America — Minnesota United’s Collin Martin. That should tell you plenty about the climate for people who are gay in professional men’s sports because it’s a sure bet that there’s more than one gay man in all of baseball, football, hockey, or soccer. Read more →
At Target Field, there are no more openings this year to be the veteran that raises the American flag — the moment which sparks loudest cheers at a Twins game these days. The games are all booked up for the rest of the year.
It’s a nice moment, for sure, but does the continuing exposition of the military have some exploitation involved? Read more →
If there’s still justice in the world, someone is tracking down this Chicago Cubs “fan”, who has no knowledge, we presume, of one of the rules of being a baseball fan: Give the kid the ball. Read more →