Tony Clark, head of Major League Baseball's Players Association, doesn't get it. Neither does anyone at Major League Baseball itself, I might add.
Old-school Tuesday Takes before a business meeting this morning in Manhattan ...
"What happened?" Jack Johnson repeated my question back. "We gave up a four-on-two or three-on-two with, like, 15 seconds left. I mean ... that just can't happen."
"I think every game, from here on out, is going to be of that intensity. And you have to match it or exceed it." This was Jack Johnson, late Saturday afternoon.
The circus has left town, having now officially pitched its tent in Oakland. The other clown had already left town, and he'll now take a lot less pay for a...
A three-goal surge in 108 seconds. A throwdown of Tom Wilson. A thousand points for Evgeni Malkin.
Antonio Brown showed the Steelers who's boss. Shamed the franchise. Brought the once-might Rooneys to their shaking knees.
One of the many mythologies about hockey's advanced analytics is that they're all available to the public. The truth: Most aren't.
Matt Murray was brilliant against the Blue Jackets, but it was basically for naught.
The Penguins' trade to acquire Nick Bjugstad and Jared McCann from the Florida Panthers is looking increasingly like larceny.
It's not true that the Penguins occupy space in the Blue Jackets' collective consciousness. They are that consciousness.
So, the Steelers are finally getting rid of that guy? Good. But where's it ordained that they have to get rid of this guy.
I'd barely begun the question for Nick Bjugstad ... "Are you starting to see this team turning and ... ?"
First thought upon seeing Zach Trotman approach a puck deep in the defensive zone, with two forwards in hot pursuit: Dude, just pop it up in the air somewhere.
"He didn't shoot it," one of the Penguins' veterans observed for me. "He passed it. You see that? He passed it." He did. Shea Weber passed it.
On a night that saw the best 200-foot player in the game require only 21 seconds to beat the best goaltender in the game ... Sidney Crosby did so much...