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42 items by Dan Epstein

  • Baseball Hall of Fame: The Splendid Six Are a Class for the Ages

    Baseball Hall of Fame: The Splendid Six Are a Class for the Ages | ARTICLE

    There are few topics that get baseball fans more riled up than the question of who should (or should not) be in the Hall of Fame. People tend to take that shit extremely personally, as if denying...

    July 25, 2014 10:30 AM ET
  • Young Guns: Animals as Leaders

    Young Guns: Animals as Leaders | VIDEO

    Welcome to Young Guns, our series exploring the most notable guitarists from the next generation of legends. For more interviews with the guitarists inspiring us right now, click here. WHO: Tosin Abasi, 31, and Javier Reyes, 33, form the driving...

    July 21, 2014 11:45 AM ET
  • Gary Clark Jr.: 'The New Hendrix' Won't Stop Adventuring

    Gary Clark Jr.: 'The New Hendrix' Won't Stop Adventuring | ARTICLE

    Welcome to Young Guns, our series exploring the most notable guitarists from the next generation of six-string legends. For more interviews with the guitarists inspiring us right now, click here. WHO: Gary Clark Jr. has been hailed as everything from...

    June 30, 2014 11:35 AM ET
  • Derek Miller's Addictive Noise-Pop Assault

    Derek Miller's Addictive Noise-Pop Assault | ARTICLE

    WHO: Derek Miller, 32, is the guitar-slinging half of Brooklyn-based noise-pop duo Sleigh Bells. Formerly a member of Florida hardcore outfit Poison the Well, Miller also handles production and songwriting duties for Sleigh Bells, painstakingly crafting and...

    May 5, 2014 11:05 AM ET
  • Kiss and Tell: Comparing the Original Band Members' Memoirs

    Kiss and Tell: Comparing the Original Band Members' Memoirs | ARTICLE

    There are two sides to every story. Unless, of course, you're talking about Kiss, in which there are now four. With the April 8th publication of Paul Stanley's Face the Music: A Life Exposed, the...

    March 26, 2014 9:25 AM ET
  • High and Tight: Looking Back at a Season of Surprises

    High and Tight: Looking Back at a Season of Surprises | ARTICLE

    And just like that, it was over: Sergio Romo's 89-m.p.h., down-the-middle fastball froze Miguel Cabrera at the plate like somebody'd just stabbed him in the skull with a stalactite, and the San Francisco Giants were once again...

    November 9, 2012 1:00 PM ET
  • High and Tight: The Great Cy Young Debate

    High and Tight: The Great Cy Young Debate | ARTICLE

    Two weeks from now, this year's Cy Young Award winners will be announced. Introduced in 1956 and named after the only pitcher in MLB history to win over 500 games, the Cy Young Award was originally given...

    October 31, 2012 12:30 PM ET
  • High and Tight: World Series Predictions

    High and Tight: World Series Predictions | ARTICLE

    The Detroit Tigers and San Francisco Giants are two of the most venerable and venerated franchises in major league history; the Tigers have been around since 1894, while the Giants can trace their lineage back to the...

    October 24, 2012 2:00 PM ET
  • High and Tight: The Great MVP Debate

    High and Tight: The Great MVP Debate | ARTICLE

    We're not even to the World Series yet, and already the 2012 playoffs have produced enough excitement, tension and dramatic subplots for several postseasons combined. It's even been enough to drown out one (or two) of the...

    October 17, 2012 12:00 PM ET
  • High and Tight: October Madness

    High and Tight: October Madness | ARTICLE

    We're less than a week into the 2012 baseball postseason and, well, where do we even begin? How about "Wild Card Friday," wherein the Texas Rangers' sure-fire World Championship run and Chipper Jones' Hall of Fame career...

    October 10, 2012 12:00 PM ET
  • High and Tight: Coolest Baseball Memories of 2012

    High and Tight: Coolest Baseball Memories of 2012 | ARTICLE

    Though you might disagree if you're a diehard Red Sox, Cubs or Astros fan (there are diehard Astros fans, right?), this has been one hell of an entertaining baseball season. As of this writing, two days before the...

    October 3, 2012 12:00 PM ET
  • High and Tight: Smell the Glove

    High and Tight: Smell the Glove | ARTICLE

    Few things get the wheels of a musician's Wayback Machine turning than the subject of their first instrument. Whether it was a no-name pawnshop axe, a sweet vintage hand-me-down from an older relative or a top-of-the-line Christmas...

    September 26, 2012 12:55 PM ET
  • High and Tight: A View From the Bench

    High and Tight: A View From the Bench | ARTICLE

    Every baseball fan has fantasized at some point in his or her life about hitting a World Series-winning walk-off homer, pitching a perfect game, or committing some other indelible act of diamond heroism. But how many of...

    September 19, 2012 12:00 PM ET
  • High and Tight: Speed Kings

    High and Tight: Speed Kings | ARTICLE

    Stolen bases are like shred guitar solos – they require speed and dexterity, and they can be exciting as hell when properly employed, but they're not exactly to everyone's taste. Legendary Orioles manager Earl Weaver had a legendary...

    September 12, 2012 1:00 PM ET
  • High and Tight: The Return of the Rocket

    High and Tight: The Return of the Rocket | ARTICLE

    Roger Clemens is back. Again. This past Saturday night, the 50-year-old pitcher took the hill for the Sugar Land Skeeters of the independent Atlantic League, throwing 3 1/3 scoreless innings against the Bridgeport Bluefish. And now comes...

    September 5, 2012 1:00 PM ET
  • High and Tight: Mascot Mania

    High and Tight: Mascot Mania | ARTICLE

    On the evening of June 29th, 1979, an armored car bearing a gigantic white egg rolled onto the warning track at San Diego Stadium. The 41,000-plus fans in attendance rose to their feet, their cheers growing increasingly...

    August 29, 2012 1:00 PM ET
  • High and Tight: Will There Be Another 300-Game Winner?

    High and Tight: Will There Be Another 300-Game Winner? | ARTICLE

    Ever since 1888, when James Francis "Pud" Galvin became the first major leaguer to win 300 games, reaching 300 wins has been an iconic goal for starting pitchers – a numerical Mt. Everest that bestows immortality upon...

    August 22, 2012 12:00 PM ET
  • High and Tight: Rock & Roll Fantasy

    High and Tight: Rock & Roll Fantasy | ARTICLE

    It's pretty safe to say that just about every hardcore baseball fan under the age of 80 has played some form of fantasy baseball at some point in their life. Whether you've managed a hand-picked...

    August 15, 2012 12:00 PM ET
  • High and Tight: Our Rock & Roll Baseball Experts on the One Game They Would Love to Have Seen

    High and Tight: Our Rock & Roll Baseball Experts on the One Game They Would Love to Have Seen | ARTICLE

    Imagine for a moment that you're searching for baseball tickets online – StubHub, Craigslist, wherever – when suddenly you come across the following listing: "Baseball Time Machine! Choose one game from the entire history of Major League Baseball,...

    August 8, 2012 12:00 PM ET
  • High and Tight: Our Rock & Roll Baseball Experts on the Right Management Stuff

    High and Tight: Our Rock & Roll Baseball Experts on the Right Management Stuff | ARTICLE

    What makes a great baseball manager? Is it a brilliant tactical mind? A charismatic personality? The ability to inspire your players to play up to (or even above) their abilities? The good sense to stay out of...

    August 1, 2012 11:00 AM ET
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