You stumble along, and often the truffle dog doesn’t get to eat the truffle … he just picks it up.

John Dos Passos (via theparisreview)

Dos, still the best, even if he did turn into a cranky old fascist. 

Billy Beane Is Not Human | VICE Sports

I wrote about Billy Beane and his soulless, technocratic vision for baseball’s future. 

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Take Me to Sanborns

An essay I wrote on food, race, and malinchismo in Mexico went up at Gawker earlier this week. 

3 weeks ago - 1 -

The Humility of Tony Gwynn | VICE Sports

I wrote a little bit about the wonderful Tony Gwynn for Vice Sports. 

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The move from Mexico City to Los Angeles is complete. I am now an LA-based writer. Tito’s rejoins the taco rotation. 

The move from Mexico City to Los Angeles is complete. I am now an LA-based writer. Tito’s rejoins the taco rotation. 

To the 17 full-fledged members of the GIIB, the feeling and understanding of baseball are inseparable from one another. They’re intellectuals, empiricists, the kind of guys who believe that the best way to express your love of something is to spend years studying and arguing about it. They talk about sabermetrics in the context of classic economists: “Marx’s economic theories are basically sabermetrics,” says Aldama. “It’s the elimination of subjectivity.”

I wrote about the budding sabermetrics movement in Cuba for Sports Illustrated

Centro Cultural Universitario Tlatelolco

Centro Cultural Universitario Tlatelolco

One of the wonderful things about Dodger Stadium is the cross section of people you see at games. It isn’t a perfect reflection of L.A. by any means, but there is something minorly heartwarming when you get 18-year-old kids from Pico Rivera high-fiving with 60-year-old accountants from Beverly Hills. There is something democratic about the fact that Larry King and Larry King’s housecleaner have to sit in the same traffic entering Chavez Ravine, and then again exiting the parking lot.

I wrote about the gentrification of Dodger Stadium for The Classical

Papeleria on Avenida Chapultepec by Metro Sevilla. Some other building on Chapultepec in the reflection.

Papeleria on Avenida Chapultepec by Metro Sevilla. Some other building on Chapultepec in the reflection.

Ortodoncia. I am going to start taking more pictures of Mexico City buildings. This one is on Monterrey in Roma Norte. 

Ortodoncia. I am going to start taking more pictures of Mexico City buildings. This one is on Monterrey in Roma Norte.