Every year, I golf in one outing and cook for another. This year, both took place this weekend. Even with those going on, I've got a few stories for you to check out:
The Bat Doctor is In - SBNation. On illegal slow-pitch softball bats.
The Changeup: How baseball's tech team built the future of television - The Verge
A Minor League Home Run King Without Major Fanfare - New York Times. A real life Crash Davis.
The End of the Hoop Dream: A Journey to the Extreme Fringe of International Basketball - Grantland
What's in a name? Everything for OSU walk-on from Troy - Dayton Daily News. Local kid.
How New Jersey Tamed The Wild Blueberry For Global Production - The Salt
Exodus: After 90 Years in Manhattan, Can Streit's Matzo Reinvent Itself Upstate - The Village Voice
Sioux City farm celebrates 100 years - Sioux City Journal. My college roommate's grandparents' farm is honored as a Century Farm.
Man vs. Bugs: Who's Winning - Wall Street Journal
Leo Szilard: A Forgotten Father of the Atomic Bomb - Priceonomics
What Made This Man Betray His Country - The Atlantic
The Cop - The New Yorker
Inside Shell's Extreme Plan To Drill For Oil in the Arctic - Bloomberg
The Seventh-Largest Economy In The World Spirals Down - Wolf Richter. Brazil, China, Canada, Australia, Europe, the corn belt...it's getting ugly out there.
Top Cringe Worthy Foreign Policy Moments in GOP Debate - Juan Cole. I would nominate all of them. It seemed like all they tried to do was be more unhinged than anyone else on stage.
American Democracy Has to Do Better Than This - The Nation
Tea Party Lawmaker Faked Gay Sex Scandal To Hide Affair With Female Rep - TPM
How corn made its way into just about everything we eat - Wonkblog