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  1. Kirkland makes another bad decision

    Dan Rafael

    If you're a fan of the greatest baseball movie of all time, "Bull Durham," you know all about how Kevin Costner's character, minor league journeyman catcher Crash Davis, was assigned to the Durham Bulls to serve as a mentor to hot-shot pitching prosp...

    Blog | September 23, 2014
  2. Four big series kick off second half

    Crash Davis: You be cocky and arrogant, even when you're getting beat. That's the secret. You gotta play this game with fear and arrogance. Ebby Calvin LaLoosh: Right. Fear and ignorance. Crash Davis: No. You hayseed. It's arrogance not "ignora...

    Blog | July 18, 2014
  3. Celebrating 'Bull Durham' 25 years after release

    Jim Caple

    This weekend marks the 25th anniversary of the release of "Bull Durham," and Crash, Nuke, Annie and the rest are holding up just fine.

    Story | Conversation | June 14, 2013
  4. Mike Hessman, the real-life Crash Davis

    Doug Williams

    Nobody ever sets out to be the best home run hitter in minor league baseball, and that includes Mike Hessman. But with 367 home runs over 17 professional seasons, Hessman is just that, a 34-year-old veteran with major league pop playing in Triple-...

    Blog | June 15, 2012
  5. A.J. Ellis Is Living the Crash Davis Success Story

    Jonah Keri

    Take one look at A.J. Ellis's resume, and you can't help but picture the biggest of underdogs. Ellis was a standout catcher in college ... but he played in the Ohio Valley Conference, at Austin Peay ("baseball powerhouse," he quipped). After stayi...

    Blog | May 16, 2012
  6. Joe Maddon's Rays go minimalist on road

    Greg Hardy

    "You never handle your luggage in The Show; somebody else carries your bags." For road life as a major leaguer, those are Crash Davis' perks of paradise in "Bull Durham." But this weekend, Joe Maddon challenged his Rays to put a dimmer switch o...

    Blog | April 29, 2012
  7. 2011 ALDS: Rookie Matt Moore leads Rays

    Jim Caple

    The pitcher nobody knew -- Matt Moore -- and the team nobody expected -- the Rays -- cruised past the Rangers in Game 1 of their ALDS.

    Story | Conversation | September 30, 2011
  8. Michael Kruse on Chase Lambin's minor league baseball career

    Michael Kruse

    At 32, Chase Lambin has never played an inning in the majors. Why does he keep going?

    Story | Conversation | September 20, 2011
  9. Strikeouts taking over baseball

    David Schoenfield

    Don't try to strike everybody out. Strikeouts are boring! Besides that, they're fascist. Throw some groundballs -- it's more democratic. --Crash Davis to Nuke LaLoosh in "Bull Durham" Baseball as we would recognize it today began in 1893, the year ...

    Blog | July 06, 2011
  10. The night I spent $42 on Adrian Gonzalez

    David Schoenfield

    Many of you play fantasy baseball and may find the following post fun while the rest of you may find it, as Crash Davis might say, self-indulgent crap. Tuesday night I took part in an auction draft with the likes of Eric Karabell, Tristan Cockroft...

    Blog | March 30, 2011
  11. Will Ozzie Guillen's Twitter Feed Be Coming Soon To A Movie Theat...

    Getty Images Billy Beane guesses Brad Pitt will do. Filming for "Moneyball" - the movie based on the book based on the Oakland A's 2002 season under general manager Billy Beane - began last week at Oakland Coliseum (live in the area? Become an e...

    Blog | August 01, 2010
  12. Everything Jarrod Saltalamacchia Needs To Know He Can Learn From ...

    Christian Petersen/Getty Images Wouldn't it be ironic if Saltalamacchia didn't like salty foods? Good news. Jarrod Saltalamacchia can now throw the ball back to the pitcher again. Which is reason enough to celebrate, because last week, he coul...

    Blog | May 19, 2010
  13. Durham Bulls return to famous park

    Shane Mettlen

    The Durham Bulls are taking a step back to their roots, heading back to the Durham Athletic Park, the stadium immortalized in the 1988 flick "Bull Durham."

    Story | Conversation | May 08, 2010
  14. Packers' Thompson won't reach for a tackle

    Kevin Seifert

    Continuing a trend of NFC North general managers teasing us by calling press conferences to speak in elite-level generalities, Green Bay general manager Ted Thompson met with local reporters Friday. A day after Detroit general manager Martin Mayhew s...

    Blog | April 16, 2010
  15. Starting 9 -- Revolving-door positions for several teams

    Jerry Crasnick

    In one year, out the next. That's the way it continues to be for several teams in their never-ending quest to fill one specific position.

    Story | Conversation | April 14, 2010
  16. Practice Observations: Staying Hot

    If you believe you're playing well because you're getting laid, or because you're not getting laid, or because you wear women's underwear, then you ARE! And you should know that! - Crash Davis It's actually cold today in Frisco, or at least col...

    Blog | October 22, 2009