Did you guys notice that Katie Baker's mailbag, Bake Shop, has moved? And yes, by "moved" we mean "Still on the same website, just a few inches over in the middle there, where you find the features and stuff." Here's a little taste of this week's edition. As always, send questions, concerns, or baking jokes to us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Welcome to the latest installment of The Triangle’s mailbag, The Bake Shop, in which we try to serve up piping-hot answers to your most burning questions. As always, you can submit a question or observation to us by e-mailing email@example.com. Onward!
Q: I have a 3 year old daughter and a 1 year old son. We live outside of Boston. As a native of upstate NY, I like the Yankees, more because I hate the whole Boston-underdog b.s. than because I like the Yankees. Am I a sexist because I don't care who my daughter cheers for but I bought my son NY Yankees and NY Giants clothing?
— Russ C.
Bakes: I love how this question took a sharp turn and veered right off the road. It reads like an LSAT problem as written by Eminem: "If Billy is taller than Margaret and Jack, and Margaret is taller than Richard and Anna, but not Sam, and Sam is the same height as Billy, which came in handy when Billy murdered Sam in cold blood for the love of Anna and then drove around wearing his clothes for a week while chain-smoking, will the dry-cleaning bill cost more or less than the cigarettes?"
Here's the thing. I'm biased, of course, as someone who spent much of the fourth quarter of Super Bowl XLII on the phone with her equally-freaking-out dad. But because the Bake Shop is a judgment-free zone, I won't give you a hard time for depriving your dear, sweet daughter, who I'll bet loves and looks up to her daddy more than anything in the whole wide world, of the unique and lifelong connection that develops between two people who love the same teams. It's no sweat; she might not even grow up to like sports, and she'd probably want to antagonize her little brother by hating his teams even if she did.
Here at The Triangle, we are committed to answering your most burning questions. In the second issue of our mailbag, the Bake Shop, we discuss a new era of sports films, the people we’d want to be reborn as, and false prophets.
As summer draws to a close, we here at The Triangle know you must have a lot on your mind, whether it's back-to-school anxieties, NFL anticipation, baseball frustrations, or uncertainty over what to do about that girl you just met on the boardwalk and might never see again. That's why Bake Shop is back and open for business.
No question is too small, no problem too big, and Katie Baker will never, ever judge. Send along any questions, comments, hopes, and/or fears to Triangle@Grantland.com and Katie will do her very best to answer. It's cool … she didn't have any Labor Day weekend plans anyway.
Grantland's Katie Baker is helping out The Triangle (and you!) by answering your questions in our new mailbag. In this edition: snapbacks, cookie consumption, advice for incoming freshman, and New York Times weddings.
We get asked a lot of questions here at The Triangle. Questions about life. About love.* About the sanity of Chad Ochocinco. We would love to say that we are equipped to answer all these questions. Sadly, we are not. But we know someone who is
Katie Baker doesn't just know about sports. She also knows about banking. (Or the economy, maybe? Close enough.) She probably knows about other stuff, too. That's why Katie will be helping out the Triangle (And you!) by answering questions in our soon-to-launch mailbag feature. Because she gets it and we're too socially awkward to tackle these questions ourselves.
If you have a question for Bake Shop, send it to Triangle@Grantland.com. We will try our best to help. Or at least Katie will.