Pete Beatty

relics

22 Ways of Looking at Chief Wahoo, Baseball's Biggest Shame

The Cleveland baseball team just finished a historic, incandescent winning streak. How do you reconcile joyous baseball with a mascot that...looks like this?
Pete Beatty
9.18.17
Baseball

Is Uniform-Destroying Pitcher Chris Sale Actually a Labor Hero?

Hiding behind Sale's gloriously immature workplace vandalism is a downright feudal labor practice: the sports trade.
Pete Beatty
7.25.16
Baseball

The Cleveland Indians Might be Baseball's Best Team, So Let's Make Them Better

The Indians have wandered the desert for 68 years—22 years longer than the Cavs have even existed. Here's one idea for breaking the curse.
Pete Beatty
7.20.16
Icons

Jason Giambi and How Far a Bat Can Carry You

With his retirement official, Jason Giambi has become an avatar for the Steroid Era, but there's more to his career than just that.
Pete Beatty
2.17.15
Interview

Baseball's Choice: Change or Die

The hysteria over new MLB commissioner Rob Manfred's proposed ban on defensive shifts reveals a lot about the mentality of modern baseball fans.
Pete Beatty
1.28.15
super bowl

Football Is Over, or Seahawks-Packers Was Really Good

An instant classic like Seahawks-Packers reminds us all that the NFL has something we want and can't get anywhere else.
Pete Beatty
1.19.15
nike

Oregon's Crazy-Ass Uniforms: An Investigation

Seriously, what is going on with Oregon's kits? It's an important question we are hellbent on answering to the fullest.
Pete Beatty
1.12.15
Cleveland Cavaliers

Despite What Anonymous Sources Tell You, It's Too Early to Panic Over David Blatt

The Cavaliers may be in chill mode, but it takes time to build lasting success.
Pete Beatty
12.30.14
Football

The Unbeautiful Game: Cleveland, Buffalo, and the Dismal NFL

The Bills and Browns played a sad football game on Sunday, but perhaps it's not their fault the NFL invites mediocrity.
Pete Beatty
12.1.14
Football

Remember When the Raiders Used to Win?

The Raiders' continued struggles date back to the last days of Al Davis, and prove that there is no divine right to NFL victory.
Pete Beatty
11.24.14