Cleveland Browns quarterback Johnny Manziel knew questions about his off-field behavior were coming, so he brought up the topic first. “I’ve made some rookie mistakes,” the first-round draft pick from Texas A&M said.
As the defending champion Seahawks opened training camp Friday, with Marshawn Lynch in Holdout Mode and nowhere to be found, there was an eerie feel to the team’s mild-mannered reactions to his absence. The message was clear, if subtle.
A compelling new documentary from Netflix, “The Battered Bastards of Baseball,” tells the story of the Portland Mavericks, who existed for a mere five seasons, 1973-77, but live on in legend and lore as the nuttiest baseball team in Northwest history.