MLB on Sling: The Worst Team Money Can Buy

The playoff hunts are all but over and the awards races are more or less settled, making now a good time to ponder what went wrong in the 2017 baseball season. Specifically, a look at the most overpaid, underproductive players in the game (all stats through Friday). 1B – Albert Pujols $26 million, -1.6 WAR:…

Jose Altuve

MLB on Sling: Let’s Hand Out Some Hardware

Heading into the second to last week of the season, they still need to determine who will take the second Wild Card spot in each league, with the Minnesota Twins somehow holding a 1½-game lead over the Los Angeles Angels in the AL, and the Colorado Rockies 2 up on the Milwaukee Brewers for the…

Pernell Walker, James Franco, and Maggie Gyllenhaal in 'The Deuce'

REVIEW: David Simon Has ’70s New York Wired in ‘The Deuce’

TV auteur David Simon (The Wire, Generation Kill) has returned to HBO with longtime collaborator George Pelecanos for another look at life on the streets, this time with The Deuce, focused on the people who swarmed about the epicenter of American Sleaze — 42nd Street between 7th and 8th avenues in Manhattan in the 1970s…

Chicago Cubs

MLB on Sling: Don’t Sleep on the Cubbies

A 14-3 drubbing at the hands of the Pittsburgh Pirates back in July sent the World Champion Chicago Cubs headed into the All-Star break trailing the Milwaukee Brewers by an unbelievable 5 ½ games. No one outside of Wisconsin thought the Brew Crew were actually gonna hold on, but folks on the North Side of…

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