Charlie Hustle’s Last Stand

December 17, 2015

By Paul Bown BDA Sports Editor emeritus Two days ago, Robert D. Manfred Jr., the Commissioner of Baseball, went up and in on the matter of Peter Edwin Rose’s application for removal from baseball’s Permanently Ineligible List. As virtually any …

Nelson Algren talks baseball: “Chicago divides your heart”

October 12, 2015

By Paul Bowen blood, dirt & angels Sports Editor Emeritus The historically inept Chicago Cubs have enjoyed a nodding acquaintance with actual competence this season and are in the playoffs where they are seldom seen. Indeed, some wag pointed out …

The Revenge of the Hare or Last Night in Fayetteville

September 20, 2015

By Paul Bowen BDA Sports Editor Emeritus I’m gonna go waaaaaay out on a limb and assume that Texas Tech’s Kliff Kingsbury will not be expecting a Christmas card from Bret Bielema this year. The Red Raiders had just beaten …

Let go of your ego: The papaw driver

August 3, 2015

Civilization requires hypocrisy. When a friend of mine expressed his distaste for golf recently, I agreed that it is an expensive, prodigal pastime designed to appeal to rich and idle people. Golf culture is generally boorish, consumerist and elitist. And …

“The Tools of Ignorance”

July 18, 2015

Bruce Weber’s “It’s Great to be Gronk”

June 15, 2015

Its Great to Be Gronk trt 249 H264 from ATELIER Creative, Inc. on Vimeo.

R.I.P. Bill Valentine

April 27, 2015

Courtesy of Rob Gardenhire.

The All-Arkansas Major League Baseball team

November 5, 2014

A co-worker — Bobby Ampezzan — breezily suggested this morning that Torii Hunter was the fourth-best major leaguer to come out of Arkansas. That didn’t sound quite right to me — I’m not sure Hunter makes the Top 10. Here’s …

A baseball jam: “The Tools of Ignorance”

October 16, 2014

Post by Philip Martin. This is kind of a test to see if these Facebook repostings work.

Tools of Ignorance (dreamy bells mix)

August 8, 2014

This is my song about a little girl dog who wanted to play baseball. I’ve been fooling with it for about three years but I think this is the definitive version.