Category Archives: Cheap Seat Chronicles

Whacky weekend.

It was a weekend of some highs, some disappointments, some lows, and dab of completely outrageous. The highs: The ALMS had their final running of the Petit Le Mans at Road Atlanta, and it was, as always, an epic race. … Continue reading

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You’re overanalyzing it. Really.

I’ve been seeing a lot in the press lately about how fans are booing Sebastian Vettel when he gets up onto the podium after winning a race. I’ve also been seeing a lot in the press about how this is … Continue reading

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In other news.

Well, at least Vettel didn’t get yet another Grand Chelem. But he does have five wins in a row now, and has the championship all but wrapped up. Boring. In other news, however, the Bathurst 1000 once again proved to be … Continue reading

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V8s on the Mount

Once again, the time approaches for the Bathurst 1000. V8 Supercars, Australia’s equivalent of NASCAR, both in popularity and noise, but different in that they make both left AND right turns, returns to Mount Panorama this weekend for a 1000km romp … Continue reading

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…and again.

I ended up being pretty close to the mark, as the final results were: VET, RAI, GRO. I learned a new phrase because of this race: Grand Chelem. This is the racing equivalent of a hat trick or grand slam. … Continue reading

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Vettel on top. …again.

Another Grand Prix. Another pole position for Sebastian Vettel. I mean, I get it: the guy is at the peak of his abilities, and he’s driving a car that has been engineered to within an inch of its life. But … Continue reading

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About that NASCAR comment…

Oval racing is, in fact, really hard. Staying on full throttle for that long is exhausting and mentally draining for even the best of drivers. But lawdy, is it boring to watch. (To me at any rate.) However, I’ll make … Continue reading

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So first things first…

Graves said he wanted me to write stuff about cars on here. Now, I’m not a “car guy” in the truest sense of the word. I have never torn apart and reassembled an engine. I have never owned a muscle … Continue reading

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2013 MLB Preseason Predictions

It’s Opening Night in Major League Baseball and that means I’ve got just enough time to submit my preseason predictions before I look like a total slacker. You’ve all read about 10,000 of these by now, so there’s no real … Continue reading

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It’s My Time to Shine (Against Adolescents)

I think I’m going to play in the Little League World Series. Now I realize that there are “technically” some age limitations that will prevent me from doing so, but if the California team can get away with running Bradley … Continue reading

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Boston Red Sox Suffer Biggest Loss in November

My Faithful Readers, I come to you today with a heavy heart. I’ve just received some news that can only be described as devastating, heart-breaking, gut-wrenching and/or super-duper sucky. Boston’s blonde bombshell of baseball, Heidi Watney has officially parted ways … Continue reading

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I Almost Died Today…Maybe

It is entirely possible that I’m being just a tad hyperbolic, but let’s make one thing perfectly clear folks, Bostonians—especially those shell-shocked by an unanticipated collapse in an athletic endeavor—are a fragile group of people. Last night, as many of … Continue reading

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2011 MLB Predictions

Many of you may not know this, but it’s actually a federal requirement for all baseball bloggers to post their misguided preseason predictions. Okay, it’s entirely possible that there’s zero truth to that, but this is the one time a … Continue reading

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It Might Be About Damn Time To Get My Shit Together

Much of my adult—or whatever you call your mid-twenties—life has been spent dreaming of a career that involves either writing or baseball or—in some perfect world—writing about baseball. (Note: I’ve recently made peace with the fact that I won’t be … Continue reading

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The Champagne is On Ice…

Let’s be honest, this is undoubtedly the best Minnesota Twins team that the club has had since 2006 and—arguably—the best overall team since the club’s fortunes turned around at the beginning of the last decade. As such, I’ve decided to … Continue reading

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