Toulouse’s Irish player Trevor Brennan punches an Ulster fan ahead of a Heineken Cup match in 2007 Photograph: Pascal Pavani/AFP/Getty Images)

“Roy, will you be the best there ever was in the game?” “That’s right.” She pulled the trigger (thrum of bull fiddle). - The Natural, Bernard Malam(...)

Robert Redford as baseball player Roy Hobbs in the film 'The Natural’. Photograph: Getty

The new baseball season will officially open across America next week with the usual fanfare and hyper-speculation but one of the stranger and (...)