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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. espnW -- Sarah Spain's search for bizarro sports memorabilia

    Sarah Spain

    Restaurateur Grant DePorter's recent purchase of Andrew Shaw's stitches made Sarah Spain wonder what other unusual items are still out there for sports fans. Ring-worn Hulk Hogan undies or Steelers nose mittens, anyone?

    Story | Conversation | August 28, 2013
  5. Director's Cut for Thomas Boswell on Bill Veeck

    Michael MacCambridge

    Revisiting the 1981 Inside Sports profile of one of baseball's most legendary characters.

    Story | Conversation | August 07, 2013
  6. 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
  7. At baseball stadiums, the dog days are here

    Doug Williams

    As a young sportswriter covering the White Sox in the 1970s, Rob Gallas often talked with Chicago owner Bill Veeck. It was a bit like taking a graduate course in marketing and creativity from baseball's master promoter. Years later, when Gallas...

    Blog | July 09, 2012
  8. Charlie Pierce on pay-for-play and compensating NCAA athletes

    Charles P. Pierce

    Compensating players was just the start &#8212 the entire system is about to collapse.

    Story | Conversation | November 01, 2011
  9. MiLB - Veeck Awards for best promotions in minor leagues - ESPN T...

    Patrick Cain

    ESPN The Magazine's 10th annual Veeck Awards, named after late baseball owner Bill Veeck, recognize the best and most memorable giveaways of the minor leagues.

    Story | Conversation | September 19, 2011
  10. Fireworks have important place in history of sports, teams' marke...

    Doug Williams

    For more than 100 years, fireworks and sports have been linked.

    Story | Conversation | June 30, 2011
  11. 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
  12. 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
  13. 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
  14. 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
  15. 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
  16. 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