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  1. Bill Veeck and the Birth of Fansourcing

    Steve Wulf

    In ESPN The Magazine, Steve Wulf writes on Bill Veeck's Grandstand Managers Night. So many fans think they can be a manager. In 1951, a mad-genius owner decided to test the wisdom of the crowd

    Story | Conversation | September 16, 2014
  2. Bill Veeck's ideas to speed up the game

    David Schoenfield

    The appointment of Rob Manfred as the new commissioner has led to a lot of suggestions on what he needs to do once he officially steps in for Bud Selig after the season. One area that everyone seems to agree upon is addressing the pace of game. As...

    Blog | September 03, 2014
  3. La Russa's Sox memories remain rich

    Doug Padilla

    COOPERSTOWN, N.Y. -- The end to his days as Chicago White Sox manager isn't something Tony La Russa will embrace, but the overall memories of his first managing job remain satisfying. Using a style considered cutting edge when he took the White So...

    Blog | July 26, 2014
  4. 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
  5. 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
  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. 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
  11. 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