Game Seven Apocalypse

Even thought it didn’t happen, the nation revelled in the notion of the Boston Red Sox and the Chicago Cubs squaring off in the World Series. “For the good of Baseball”, some said, “these two eternally hapless teams should play for the championship that’s eluded them for so long.” Good for Baseball? We at “Only A Game,” think not. Unless, of course, you’re Satan.

Kerouac Bobblehead Night

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The Spinners, a Red Sox minor league affiliate in Lowell, Massachusetts, is famous for its many wacky promotions such as Peter Gammons look-alike contests and wedding nights. So it comes as no surprise that the team would honor Jack Kerouac, one of Lowell’s most famous sons, in its traditionally unusual way.

Elephant Polo

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England wins the World Elephant Polo Championship. Yeah, elephant polo… what did you think we meant?

Gentlemen’s Blood

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In “Genlemen’s Blood,” Barbara Holland recounts tales of the duel from the horrifying to the absurd to the just plain funny. Here’s a reprisal of the October discussion between Bill Littlefield and Holland about those tales.

Pennsic War

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It’s the battle for Pittsburgh and the unfortunate loser gets to keep the maligned city. Is it a war? Is it a re-enactment? Is it a overblown costume party for medieval geeks? Well, as Karen Given reported back in August, the 23rd annual Pennsic War a little bit of all those things.