The Devil's Advocate: Jim Joyce

Umpiring is a thankless job. You always hear about how the strike zone was off, or how that fair ball was really a foul, or how that runner actually avoided the tag. Rarely do you hear about “great calls” or a well officiated game. Perhaps players and managers acknowledge umpires after games — I wouldn’t … Continue reading

On Curtis Granderson, and a Boy Called Theo

    First of all, The Venuist extends its congratulations to the World Champion New York Yankees for continuing, spitefully, to kick ass even after the 2009 season has come to its conclusion. The Venuist, and this goes for nearly all of our staff, may not have warm feelings for the NYY franchise – and … Continue reading