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During the New York Mets' home-opening victory on April 13, a Mets fan attempted to throw some beer at the Philadelphia Phillies' Grady Sizemore. But while the likely inebriated individual successfully tossed the alcoholic contents of his cup through the right-field fence and into Sizemore's vicinity, his apparent aim—to inconspicuously douse the opposition's outfielder with beer and probably a teeny amount of backwash—was a major strikeout, this due to his lack of a different...
As a writer for Sports Illustrated—or, wider and more formative in scope, as a fan of four-plus decades—Jay Jaffe has watched a lot of baseball games. "Probably thousands," he initially estimates while we're drinking near his apartment at St. Gambrinus last week, before curiously grabbing a napkin and Good Will Hunting it to calculate an estimate. After a few minutes of scribbling, he arrives at 4,000 and passes me the cloth chalkboard to review...
Because we can't all travel to Bayside High in 1993, the Brooklyn Cyclones are bringing it to us. The Coney Island team announced yesterday that they're hosting a Saved by the Bell night on June 24, to kick off their season-long "Way Back Wednesday" series. The night will feature an "I'm So Excited" Fan Cam, a Screech Powers Chess Tournament, an Oldest Cell Phone in the Ballpark Competition, and a "Sprain" Dancing Competition. Bless you,...
50 Cent is many things: nine-time gunshot survivor, 38-year-old rapping millionaire, proud father. But thank goodness 50 Cent isn't a particularly gifted baseball player, because then we would never be given this glorious gift: The gift of watching rapper 50 Cent throw the world's worst, most wonderfully awful first pitch in Mets history. The big moment occurs at :08, but the real treasure is 50's immediate reaction. He simply stands there with his arms by...

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