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Dr. Probert

Sports Blotter: Lexicography Edition
A lot of strange incidents involving minor-league baseball have colored the “Briefs” sections of national sports coverage this year.
By: MATT TAIBBI  |  September 13, 2006


Milwaukee's best

Sports blotter: Crime spree edition
The recent police interview of Latrell Sprewell in connection with charges that he spontaneously choked a woman while engaging in consensual sex with her on his boat poses a serious challenge to the comics of the sports-journalism world.
By: MATT TAIBBI  |  September 06, 2006


Always look on the bright side of life

Sports Blotter: Free Reardon Edition
For those of you Red Sox fans searching for a silver lining to this prolonged and ultimately fatal flesh-eating-bacteria case of a baseball season, there is this.
By: MATT TAIBBI  |  August 30, 2006


The Wizard of Pennsylvania Avenue

Sports Blotter: shooting at the White House edition
No one knows what the hell former Washington Wizard Lonny Baxter was doing last week when he allegedly fired his pistol out the window of his big-ass white SUV less than two blocks from the White House.
By: MATT TAIBBI  |  August 23, 2006


The tale of the tape

Sports Blotter:  Red Sox-Yankees Edition
Okay, so we know what the rivals’ all-time score is in terms of championship wins. It’s written — in hideously-stretched, mustard-stained bold face — on the reeking, pitted-out T-shirts of every 380-pound creep from the tri-state area. Jose Canseco re-enacts a bar fight in his Miami home (YouTube)
By: MATT TAIBBI  |  August 21, 2006


Nothing's shocking

Sports blotter: "Set tasers to 'stun' " edition
There must be some kind of secret scavenger hunt going on among pro athletes that requires participants to attach their names to Tasers or stun guns in the headlines of USA Today .
By: MATT TAIBBI  |  August 08, 2006


But it's a fake gun

Sports blotter: pellet gun edition
A lot of sports crime makes sense. Sebastian Janikowski arrested for just about anything: makes sense.
By: MATT TAIBBI  |  August 02, 2006



The new "Most Arrested Team in Sports"
We’d better hurry. If the Phoenix and its readers don’t step on it and come up with a new nickname for the suddenly oft-indicted Cincinnati Bengals, someone else is going to do it for us. And it’s not going to be pretty.
By: MATT TAIBBI  |  July 26, 2006


Crimson pride

Sports blotter: Harvard football edition
The last pre-training-camp days of summer are always a bad time for collegiate and pro-football arrests.
By: MATT TAIBBI  |  July 19, 2006


When animals attack

Sports Blotter: Mascots Gone Wild Edition
If it's South Carolina, it's not really the Red Sox.
By: MATT TAIBBI  |  July 12, 2006


Remember the '80s?

Sports Blotter: All-Star Break edition
Times have been tough for professional baseball this year.
By: MATT TAIBBI  |  July 11, 2006


Take my wife, please

Sports Blotter: "Just a bit outside" edition
Philadelphia Phillies starting pitcher Brett Myers became the latest pro athlete to punch his wife in the face in public last week, committing the act right here in Boston.
By: MATT TAIBBI  |  June 28, 2006


Big trouble in little Carolina

Sports blotter: tobacco road edition
I must have missed that chapter of The Purpose-Driven Life.
By: MATT TAIBBI  |  June 26, 2006


To BB or not to BB

Sports Blotter: Red Rider Edition
It took a hell of a long time, but 2006 finally has its first college-jock-randomly-shoots-pedestrian-with-BB-gun offense.
By: MATT TAIBBI  |  June 14, 2006


Ballin' and stealin'

Sports blotter: special NBA draft edition
The time has come to take a jurisprudential look at the upcoming NBA draft.
By: MATT TAIBBI  |  June 28, 2006


Sports blotter: June 2, 2006

Copycat run-ins with Gilbert Arenas and Amare's mom
In what may be the highest-profile Crips murder case since the Snoop Dogg “Murder Was the Case” incident, a Los Angeles high-school football star on his way to a full ride at Oregon was implicated last week in an investigation that reads like a Sociology 101 lesson in Crips hierarchies.
By: MATT TAIBBI  |  May 31, 2006


Sports Blotter: the King James version

LeBron's Mom pulls a Carlo
In the most highly anticipated sports trial since the Marv Albert overbite case, Gloria James, mother of burgeoning NBA media supernova LeBron James, will finally face justice for her role in what has been hands down the most interesting sports DUI of the year.
By: MATT TAIBBI  |  May 24, 2006


Sports blotter: special Baghdad edition

A tale of Little League corruption most foul
Historical aside to the rain-soaked folks of New England: the Blotter this week comes to you from the scorching climes of pad 14 in Camp Liberty, Iraq, where I am embedded with the 615th MP “Bloodhounds” on assignment for Rolling Stone .
By: MATT TAIBBI  |  May 22, 2006


Student athletes gone wild

Plus sports anchor schadenfreude
It was a bad week for heavily recruited high-school sports prospects, as hotshots around the country were busted in an eerily congruent series of assault arrests.
By: MATT TAIBBI  |  May 10, 2006


Catch him if you can

This is what happens when you watch too may Steven Spielberg movies
Another first: the coach of an obscure Southern collegiate lacrosse team has been fired after one of his players smashed the window of a security vehicle using a . . . slingshot.
By: MATT TAIBBI  |  May 03, 2006
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