What we read while the Indians were mathematically eliminated…
- We couldn’t let Opening Day go by without a link to Joe Posnanski, could we? Here he breaks down the 32 best players in baseball. And a uniform roundup from Paul Lukas!
- The best longish piece about baseball we read this week, though, comes from Andy McCullough at the Star-Ledger, providing an inside glimpse at one of New York’s most misunderstood stars, Jose Reyes. It’s almost as good as Charles Pierce’s magazine piece on Red Sox prospect Ryan Westmoreland from a few weeks back, which includes about as good a paragraph of sports journalism as we’ve ever read (we’re not telling you which one, except to say it’s pretty early on). For short, conversational pieces, The Awl has Yakkin’ about Baseball, which will hopefully be as consistently hilarious as Yakkin’ about Football was.
- Chipotle in Chelsea is a little bit different than the other Chipotles.
- A documentary about legendary comedian Bill Hicks is getting released this week.
- A lot of fuss over Matthew Weiner’s contract talks with AMC came basically to nothing as Mad Men was renewed with pretty much all of Weiner’s demands met.
- What’s it like to have lunch with Roger Waters?
- John Wray is using Twitter to explore a character cut out of his most recent novel. We’re all for Twiterature experiments.