Archive for June, 2009

WrestlingBabylon / Chris & Nancy YouTube Channel Launched

Published June 17th, 2009, Uncategorized

A channel collecting the media appearances of Irvin Muchnick, author of WRESTLING BABYLON: Piledriving Tales of Drugs, Sex, Death, and Scandal (2007) and the forthcoming CHRIS & NANCY: The True Story of the Benoit Murder-Suicide and Pro Wrestling’s Cocktail of Death, is now live at YouTube. The URL is http://youtube.com/WrestlingBabylon. Here is a list of […]

‘Steroid Cloud Hovers Over Baseball’s Feel-Good Stories’ (full text from Beyond Chron)

Published June 17th, 2009, Uncategorized

[originally published at Beyond Chron on June 15, http://quartz.he.net/~beyondch/news/index.php?itemid=7030] By Irvin Muchnick Anyone who cares about good government must scour the Washington coverage critically. Similarly, if the public-health implications of sports’ steroid scandals matter, you need to read the sports pages with equal skepticism. The feel-good comeback narratives of two baseball players – Rick Ankiel […]

Great Moments in Email, Part 2

Published June 15th, 2009, Uncategorized

An anonymous correspondent sent me a string  of messages, each one more intelligent than the last: * “knowe who the diva was who was fooling around with benoit. it was your piece of shit mother.” * “fuck you and benoit” * “YOU HATE MCMAHON BECAUSE HE IS RICH AND ALSO FOR THE FACT THAT HE […]

Cruel Irony: Misawa’s Real Cause of Death Is ‘Better’ Storyline

Published June 15th, 2009, Uncategorized

According to Japanese news reports, Mitsuharu Misawa died of a spinal injury in the ring Saturday in Hiroshima, Japan. The initial report was that it was a heart attack. Observers say that the back suplex that Misawa took before lying motionless was unremarkable, not a “botched spot.” It’s not known whether he suffered the fatal […]

‘Steroid Cloud Hovers Over Baseball’s Feel-Good Stories’ … today in Beyond Chron

Published June 15th, 2009, Uncategorized

“Anyone who cares about good government must scour the Washington coverage critically. Similarly, if the public-health implications of sports’ steroid scandals matter, you need to read the sports pages with equal skepticism. The feel-good comeback narratives of two baseball players – Rick Ankiel of the St. Louis Cardinals and Josh Hamilton of the Texas Rangers […]