Bryce Harper injury effects on Phillies and NL playoff races

The news Bryce Harper had broken his thumb was almost numbing, by the time we heard it. We’d seen how awful that hit-by-pitch was, how Harper reacted, how everyone watching it reacted, including ourselves. It was one of those rare baseball moments in which there was no doubt that what had just happened was terrible. … Read more

Why the 2022 NHL playoffs were the league’s best in a long time

From start to finish, the 2022 Stanley Cup playoffs were an epic spectacle — a perfect cap to one of the best regular seasons in recent memory.  It was the best postseason in a long time, chock full of entertaining games, memorable series, highlight-reel plays, superstar performances, breakout players and intriguing narratives. On multiple occasions, … Read more

Everything Shown At The Nintendo Direct Mini: Partner Showcase

Image: Atlus Switch-owning JRPG fans are feasting today. The biggest standouts from today’s Nintendo Direct Mini: Partner Showcase include Persona 5 Royal and Nier: Automata ports for the Nintendo Switch, but there were also neat-looking indie titles like the beautifully handcrafted RPG Time: The Legend of Wright and visually striking co-op adventure Blanc. Here’s our … Read more

California’s Great America set to close in 11 years, long goodbye planned after land sold

SANTA CLARA, Calif. (KGO) — Goodbye California’s Great America… at least, eventually. Park operator Cedar Fair announced on Monday, it sold the land in Santa Clara. The development came as a shock to those who have long-loved the nearly 50-year-old South Bay staple. “I was here every summer and my kids grew up here,” Milpitas … Read more