(Not So) Fun Fact: Black Sox Scandal

During the 1919 World Series against the Cincinnati Reds, the White Sox ended up losing the championship. Many were skeptical because their team did seem so superior to the Cincinnati Reds. Turned out that eight players colluded with a crime boss to throw the game for the sake of gambling a profit. They were eventually caught with their…

Things I Like: 42 (2013 Film)

I’ve heard about 42 for a few years now. I don’t know why I waited a few years to see this one. I guess it might have been that I saw Moneyball around the same time at home, and I suppose I wasn’t in the mood for another baseball story at the moment. The film…

Fun Fact: How Fantasy Baseball Was Invented

Modern fantasy baseball was created by journalists in the 1980s. It was originally called Rotisserie/Roto baseball as they met at the restaurant La Rotisserie Française for lunch.

Things I Like: A League of Their Own (1992 Film)

While I was about four when this movie came out, I don’t think I ever heard of it until a few months ago. The main reason I wanted to see it was because of Tom Hanks. I had heard of Geena Davis before and knew she looked familiar as she was Barbara Maitland in the…