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  1. Oscar gambles: Baseball movies to do

    Christina Kahrl

    It's Oscar night, and I'm sure some significant portion of all y'all will watch them. It might be just be me, but every year it seems like I'm disappointed that there aren't more baseball movies being made, let alone Oscar-worthy baseball movies. A c...

    Blog | February 24, 2013
  2. Why can't Mark Cuban own a Major League Baseball team?

    Jayson Stark

    Why can't Mark Cuban own a Major League Baseball team? Franchise owners have a say, but commissioner Bud Selig still stands in the way.

    Story | Conversation | June 23, 2011
  3. A tall prospect with a small name

    Keith Law

    Most fans of baseball history are aware of the story of Eddie Gaedel, the only little person to appear in a major league game. At 3-foot-7, Gaedel was the subject of a publicity stunt by baseball's master of publicity stunts, Bill Veeck, who was...

    Blog | March 14, 2011
  4. A tall prospect with a small name

    Keith Law

    Most fans of baseball history are aware of the story of Eddie Gaedel, the only little person to appear in a major league game. At 3-foot-7, Gaedel was the subject of a publicity stunt by baseball's master of publicity stunts, Bill Veeck, who was...

    Blog | March 14, 2011
  5. MLB Draft: Eddie Gaedele has a lineage that continues to this day...

    Keith Law

    Eddie Gaedel was a 3-foot-7 publicity stunt many years ago, but his great-nephew is a prospect today, and at 6-foot-4, you won't see much of a resemblence. Keith scouts Kyle Gaedele.

    Blog | Conversation | March 14, 2011
  6. Retracing Chuck Tanner's path to Pirates

    Craig Brown

    With the passing of former manager Chuck Tanner last week at age 82, a number of remembrances were written about his time in Pittsburgh. Many focused on how he piloted the "Family" of 1979 to the World Series title. It was noted he was a players' m...

    Blog | February 13, 2011
  7. Michael Wilbon presents his observations on the BCS, the NFL, the...

    Michael Wilbon

    You've listened to Michael Wilbon argue on TV for years. Now he's plying his debating skills for us, too. Here's his position paper. Read it. Learn it. Live it.

    Story | Conversation | December 07, 2010
  8. George Steinbrenner was one of the last bridges to a baseball pas...

    Howard Bryant

    In an ever-changing world, George Steinbrenner exemplified the continuity that makes sports special to all of us.

    Story | Conversation | July 13, 2010
  9. What happens when a team has two players with the same name?

    Paul Lukas

    The Cowboys now have two players named Roy Williams. The question is, what are they going to put on the backs of their jerseys?

    Story | Conversation | October 17, 2008
  10. Sox history fraught with ups and downs

    Rob Neyer

    Black Sox, Bill Veeck, Go-Go Sox, near-misses ... the White Sox have experienced nearly everything but a title since 1917.

    Story | Conversation | October 17, 2005
  11. FLB: Art of the Deals

    Tristan H. Cockcroft

    Tristan Cockcroft looks at some of the moves and non-moves of the deadline.

    Story | Conversation | August 02, 2005
  12. Veeck's best known stunt hits anniversary

    Fifty years ago Sunday, Bill Veeck pulled the best gimmick of his career, hiring Eddie Gaedel for a one-time-only appearance as a pinch hitter for the St. Louis Browns.

    Story | Conversation | August 17, 2001
  13. Veeck's wooden leg going up for auction

    ST. PAUL, Minn. -- The family of former White Sox owner and baseball maverick Bill Veeck is appalled at the plans of a Chicago tavern owner to auction off their patriarch's wooden leg next month. "It's offensive to me," said Mike Veeck, owner of the...

    Story | Conversation | October 17, 1999