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From Manziel to LeBron to the RNC, the "Mistake by the Lake" has reason to smile again.
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Wed, 16 October 2013
This is about Vin Scully and Jack Buck, but I kind of got lost along the way. Hey, it happens. Three years ago, I posted (with a great deal of help from my editor Larry Burke) the 32 best calls in sports history. In going back to find it, I realized that those 32 calls…
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Tue, 15 October 2013
We were in Florida in a place we still stubbornly called Baseball City. This was 1999 — it had been a long time since you could say the name without smirking. A decade earlier there had been an amusement park here called “Boardwalk and Baseball;” it was a strange blend of carnival, petting zoo, circus…
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Mon, 14 October 2013
My pal Bob Ryan brought this up first, but it’s worth reliving for a moment. Sunday night, David Ortiz hit one of the coolest home runs in postseason baseball history. There are many reasons for this. One, is the obvious: The game seemed over. The series, really, seemed over. The Tigers led 5-0, the probable…
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Mon, 14 October 2013

Who's the greatest quarterback of them all? Joe Posnanski put it to a vote, with surprising results.

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Fri, 11 October 2013

Andy Reid has always been a tough man to read. What's easy to read is that he's quickly changed the culture in Kansas City.

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Tue, 8 October 2013

Dusty Baker can get a team to respectability, but his major sin is a seeming inability to win the big one.

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Tue, 8 October 2013
If I ever owned a baseball team, I’d want to hire Jimmy Dugan from “A League of their Own” as my manager. This isn’t only because he dislikes the bunt, though that helps — you probably remember the scene where he finally notices what’s happening on the field and calls off Geena Davis’ bunt sign…
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Fri, 4 October 2013

Are the upstart Browns a symbol of change, or merely Cleveland's latest sign of false hope?

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Wed, 2 October 2013
Every time an undeniably great baseball player retires — the latest being Mariano Rivera — there will be a handful of people who will wonder: Is he finally the one? Will he become the first unanimous Hall of Famer? In a way, it’s a bizarre concept. How could there have never been a unanimous Hall…
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Wed, 2 October 2013
When I was a kid, I loved the annual awards column that would run in the local newspaper. It does not really matter WHICH local paper I’m talking about now because some version of that column ran in every newspaper in the United States. The columns always picked the writers’ baseball award winners and, along…
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Thu, 26 September 2013

Mariano Rivera was the perfect athlete long after the ideal of perfection ceased to exist.

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Wed, 25 September 2013
Peyton Manning has an amazing 134.7 passer rating after three games. Of course, passer rating is generally a silly statistic, but it works for this exercise.
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Wed, 25 September 2013
You know that dream where you are running and running but are not actually getting anywhere. I know people have all sorts of theories about this dream and what it means. Some say it indicates that you have too many things going in your life and can’t quite keep up. Some say it’s the body…
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Tue, 24 September 2013
At some point in the eighth inning, I remember going out to concourse of old Fulton County Stadium in Atlanta and watching Atlanta Braves fans slowly shuffle toward the exits and their cars and another long baseball off-season. It is all well and good to say that baseball fans should stay to the end but…
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Tue, 24 September 2013
So, yeah, I don’t like the sacrifice bunt. I don’t like the way it’s scored. I don’t like the way managers use it. I don’t like percentages. I don’t like people’s hyper-eagerness to just give away an out, like it’s nothing, like it is actually worth just one base. I suspect I’ll be talking about…

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