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  1. The big, huge Hall of Fame post, Part 1

    David Schoenfield

    Why do we care so much about the Baseball Hall of Fame? I don't really know. The same passion doesn't exist with the Basketball Hall of Fame or Pro Football Hall of Fame. I mean, when's the last time you read a 3,000-word diatribe about Jack Sikma no...

    Blog | January 06, 2014
  2. Pedro power: Alvarez delivers for Bucs

    David Schoenfield

    Before the postseason, Pedro Alvarez looked like the key guy for the Pittsburgh Pirates, as much as one player can be the key guy (this isn't basketball, after all). Alvarez is a prodigious slugger -- he tied for the National League lead with 36 h...

    Blog | October 06, 2013
  3. Dream teams: 1992 versus 2012

    David Schoenfield

    Before the Olympics began, Kobe Bryant suggested this year's Olympic basketball team would defeat the fabled 1992 Dream Team that featured Michael Jordan, Magic Johnson, Charles Barkley and Larry Bird. Bryant later adjusted his thoughts, saying the D...

    Blog | August 13, 2012
  4. Links: Inside the sordid McCourt affair

    David Schoenfield

    Last week, I wrote a little thing explaining why LeBron James wouldn't make a good baseball player. For those of who still think basketball players are the unquestioned greatest athletes in the world, I present John Wall. And for the sake of comparis...

    Blog | June 20, 2011
  5. Scouts love UConn's Barnes, Springer

    David Schoenfield

    NEW BRITAIN, Conn. -- Connecticut is known for college basketball, not college baseball. Connecticut is known for producing Yankees and Red Sox fans, not producing baseball players. Matt Barnes and George Springer are changing that perception. ...

    Blog | June 03, 2011
  6. Rodman, the Hall of Fame, and baseball

    David Schoenfield

    Dennis Rodman was elected to the Basketball Hall of Fame last week, which is pretty amazing for a guy with a 7.3 career scoring average and only one season in which he averaged double figures in points. Rodman, of course, was a tremendous rebounde...

    Blog | April 11, 2011
  7. Why a second wild card is bad idea

    David Schoenfield

    Butler and VCU are great stories. Butler and VCU are not two of the four best college basketball teams. They are -- simply -- two of the four remaining teams in a tournament that rewards randomness. The question: Is randomness exciting? In t...

    Blog | March 29, 2011