Scott’s quick and dirty 2022 MLB preview and predictions

Baseball’s back! Thank Xenu. I can not tell you how heavily the prospect of potentially missing out on a summer of angrily yelling at professional athletes messing around with a tiny ball and some sticks weighed on me during the lockout. Here’s a quick reminder on the new rules for this year: the universal DH …

After the lockout, are MLB’s new rules any good?

Major League Baseball’s lockout of its players is over, thank Christ. It is disgusting how relieved I am by this. The new collective bargaining agreement includes a bunch of changes and potential changes to the on-field product. Are they any good? I know everything, so I’ll tell you using baseball terms I think are moderately …

The worst people you meet in the bar post-pandemic

Look, I know the pandemic isn’t technically over, but “The people you meet in the bar after you’ve been vaccinated and boosted and decided the current situation works well enough within your own personal risk tolerance that you’ve decided it’s ok to go get a beer every now and then as long as things don’t …

The Book of Boba Fett made me even angrier about Disney’s treatment of Luke and the Jedi

*Deep breaths.* Also, spoilers for The Book of Boba Fett ahead. *More breaths, because Jesus Christ.* Ok. So. Din Djarin’s trip to visit Grogu at Luke Skywalker’s fledgling Jedi academy in Episode 6 of The Book of Boba Fett made it real clear that Disney’s intent on revisiting one of the biggest themes of the …

Additions to the Winter Olympics

The 2022 Winter Olympics began the other day, reminding me once again that holy crap, the Olympics are so damn dull. Look, I appreciate the dedication and skill of all of these amazing athletes. I just don’t find anything they’re doing particularly entertaining. So let’s jazz it up. Let’s bring the Winter Games into the …

The kids in Kutztown’s Banned Book Club are awesome

In response to Conservative effort to ban books that really shouldn’t be banned, teenagers in a small Pennsylvania town have created a club specifically for reading, discussing, and understanding those banned titles. It’s awesome. I’ve joked on my various social media accounts about getting my books banned on purpose because it’ll lead to a lot …

Advice for the future

This week, the day job asked me to talk to a group of interns about my career path. No big deal; I’ve done this kind of thing before, and it’s always a fun look back at where I came from and how I’ve gotten to where I am. It reminds me that yes, actually, I …

On the 2021 New England Patriots

If I’d been put in charge of writing the fate of the 2021 New England Patriots, the way things shook out in real life is about how I would’ve written it. The team took an undeniable step forward from a frustrating and embarrassing 2020 (I can relate), but they also aren’t quite there just yet …