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  1. Jose Abreu should be in Home Run Derby

    David Schoenfield

    Frank Thomas is absolutely right. "I'm disappointed," Thomas told ESPN Chicago about Jose Abreu declining to participate in the Home Run Derby after he hit 29 home runs by the All-Star break. "He's a breakout star. He needs to let the world know w...

    Blog | July 14, 2014
  2. Some familiar names taken in draft

    David Schoenfield

    Ever wonder why baseball sees more father-son combos reach the highest level than the NFL or NBA? Two answers: Because baseball is harder to play, you have to start at a younger age and sons of major leaguers are obviously exposed to the sport as soo...

    Blog | June 12, 2014
  3. Opening Day crossword puzzle

    David Schoenfield

    Though we've already had a couple of "for real" games played in Australia, Opening Day (at least stateside) is finally here, with one game Sunday night and then the full slate of games on Monday. To help celebrate the start of a new season, I present...

    Blog | March 30, 2014
  4. World Series ratings and the playoff format

    David Schoenfield

    Headlines this week: "World Series finishes up with record-low rating" -- ESPN.com "World Series ratings as anemic as Detroit Tigers' bats" -- Wall Street Journal "World Series ratings for the 2012 Fall Classic: Abysmal" -- The Big Lead Headlines...

    Blog | November 02, 2012
  5. Doesn't the NBA care about the kids?

    David Schoenfield

    There are three things sportswriters love to complain about above all else: 1. How LeBron James screwed over Cleveland. 2. Cities without a Marriott hotel close to the ballpark or arena. 3. World Series start times. The popular refrain go...

    Blog | June 12, 2012
  6. Eric Thames: The Jeremy Lin of MLB

    David Schoenfield

    Player No. 467 in our ESPN 500 ranking of baseball's best players: Toronto Blue Jays outfielder Eric Thames. Player No. 467 when our NBA section did their 500 last fall: A certain point guard named Jeremy Lin. You may have heard of him. Are the...

    Blog | March 20, 2012
  7. Prospect mania! Is it out of control?

    David Schoenfield

    Rany Jazayerli has a column on Grantland subtitled "Once upon a time, teams got great value by trading for minor league studs. Not anymore." Rany's point is that front offices are smarter than a generation ago, making it difficult to pilfer players l...

    Blog | December 21, 2011
  8. LeBron would've been lousy baseball player

    David Schoenfield

    After the Miami Heat lost the NBA championship, much of the postgame analysis centered on LeBron James' failures in the fourth quarter throughout the series, attributing his woes to ... well, words like mettle, fortitude, confidence, determination an...

    Blog | June 13, 2011
  9. Derrick Rose to win NBA MVP ...

    David Schoenfield

    Yes, we're tying the imminent announcement that Derrick Rose will win the NBA MVP Award to baseball ... because we can tie anything to baseball. (Just wait for the post when I hypothesize that Thomas Jefferson would have made a great sabermetrician.)...

    Blog | May 03, 2011
  10. The real national pastime: Bashing baseball

    David Schoenfield

    It was snowing Wednesday night in Minneapolis. It was snowing, and we're supposed to lament that Target Field was only half-filled with hardy Minnesotans? We're supposed to lament that Mariners fans are setting record-low attendance numbers for Sa...

    Blog | April 29, 2011
  11. 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
  12. Why Bryce Harper isn't a sure thing

    David Schoenfield

    Hagerstown, Md., is nestled near the intersection of I-81 and I-70 near the Pennsylvania border, about 75 miles northwest of Baltimore. During the Civil War, its location as a north-south hub made it a major supply center for several campaigns. In...

    Blog | March 25, 2011
  13. Los Angeles: Lakers, UCLA Bruins, history make L.A. center of bas...

    David Schoenfield

    Los Angeles is hosting All-Star Weekend, but is it the real center of the basketball universe? We examine five basketball meccas to find the answer.

    Story | Conversation | February 15, 2011
  14. Go ahead and laugh at Seattle Seahawks, because stranger teams ha...

    David Schoenfield

    Go ahead and laugh at the Seahawks, but stranger teams have won it all.

    Story | Conversation | January 05, 2011
  15. Page 2: Decade trivia quiz

    David Schoenfield

    How well do you remember the '00s? Take the Page 2 decade trivia quiz.

    Story | Conversation | December 17, 2009
  16. Boston versus Los Angeles for best sports decade

    David Schoenfield

    With six championships, have Boston sports fans experienced the best decade of success ever?

    Story | Conversation | September 13, 2009