Articles by Nathan White


The overrated concept of closers in baseball

If the movie Major League taught us anything, it’s that hair is vitally important to the success of a closer in baseball. Charlie Sheen’s Rick “Wild Thing” Vaughn rode a wild fastball and equally wild hair to the pennant. If a fictional character played by America’s biggest train wreck doesn’t convince you of the importance of closer hair, what more evidence do you need? Tiger blood? Obviously it worked for Jonathan Papelbon in 2006 but he’s been in a…