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Bud Selig will be done with his reign of power in Major League Baseball effective 2014 and the search for a new leader is under way. So who are some of the names — past and present — circulating in conversation to become the next...
The Baltimore SunOAKLAND, Calif. — Before Michael Lewis' book "Moneyball" hit the best sellers list and before Brad Pitt brought Oakland A's general manager Billy Beane to the big screen in the Academy Award-nominated film of the same name, the concept of building a...
PHOENIX — I write this column with a headache. I went to a meeting of the SABR Analytics Conference here Thursday night. The throbbing may never stop. SABR stands for Society for American Baseball Research. It is basically an organization that...
Tags: Baseball, Torii Hunter, Mike Trout, Vernon Wells, Marketing
Look out, below. The Rangers, who not so long ago were morphing into the Yankees, are coming down to Earth before our eyes. Barring some diplomacy worthy of a great secretary of state, Nolan Ryan is on his way out of the organization. He feels...
The Baltimore SunWhen sifting through the national media's coverage of the Orioles this offseason, it isn’t tough to notice a trend. The pundits love Dylan Bundy, they really like Buck Showalter – but ultimately they’re pretty sold that the Orioles are...
The Harvard University economics grad who upended centuries of baseball thinking, bringing his computer and fresh statistical formulas into the Oakland A's war room, is going to help Sears find out if it has game. Translating Major League Baseball...
For 17 seasons, Derek Jeter has been the best reason to keep believing in baseball. His throwback approach has yielded daily excellence in the middle of the Yankees infield. He has kept life simple off the field, and that never seems to be a bad idea....
The Hog BlogBrian Gordon was one of the feel-good stories of the 2011 season, when he stepped into a vacancy in the IronPigs rotation and compiled a 5-0 record and a sparking 1.14 ERA. That drew the attention of the Yankees, who plucked him out of the Phillies system...
The Baltimore SunThe Orioles’ pitchers and catchers have reported to Sarasota, and their first organized workout begins today at noon. In today’s Sun, you can read about the Orioles’ plan for Dylan Bundy and Kevin Gausman; the promise derived from...
The Baltimore SunFifteen months ago, Dan Duquette was still outside looking in, trying to get back into major league baseball after nearly a decade away. Now, after a whirlwind stretch in which he was the surprise hire for the Orioles’ top executive post and then...
The Baltimore SunEarl Weaver’s last great season as a manager, 1982, coincided with my first as a young baseball fan, growing up in Baltimore. So in a sense, he has always been the manager — the Platonic ideal of the species — for me. What I didn&...
Tags: Arts, Sculpture, Buck Showalter, Baseball, Cal Ripken, Jr.
Time is of the essence. We’ve always known fame is fleeting, but now we have to start worrying about time. The end is near, if you believe the Mayans, a band of visionaries older than the Rolling Stones who predicted so many thousands of years ago...
May 6, 2013 |Column| Orlando Sentinel
Apr 25, 2013 |Story| Baltimore Sun
Mar 7, 2013 |Column| Los Angeles Times
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