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  1. NCAA men's basketball tournament bracket the best formula for pic...

    Gene Wojciechowski

    The most perfect thing in sports looks like a pair of identical ant trails. It looks like the War of the Stick Figures. For 23 days -- from mid-March to early April -- we are under its spell wholly, happily and willingly. When it comes to crowning a sporting champion, the NCAA tournament bracket has no rival.

    Story | Conversation | March 17, 2013
  2. New 'Cub Way' beginning in Arizona

    Gene Wojciechowski

    MESA, Ariz. -- In case you're wondering if Chicago Cubs president Theo Epstein already has his "Reverse the Curse" game face on, well, he does. On Saturday -- one day before Cubs pitchers and catchers begin their first official workout, five days ...

    Blog | February 18, 2012
  3. Woj: Santo's election shamefully late

    Gene Wojciechowski

    Thirty-two heartbreaking and unnecessary years. That's how long it took for Ron Santo to be elected -- finally -- to the National Baseball Hall of Fame. Santo had toupees older than that. He might not have been a first-ballot candidate, but he su...

    Blog | December 06, 2011
  4. Ron Santo's election into Hall of Fame is shamefully late

    Gene Wojciechowski

    Ron Santo's posthumous election into baseball's Hall of Fame is shamefully late.

    Story | Conversation | December 06, 2011
  5. 2011 World Series: Free agency clock already ticking on Albert Pu...

    Gene Wojciechowski

    The Cardinals should celebrate their World Series victory, because they'll soon have to focus on the business of re-signing the face of their franchise, Albert Pujols.

    Story | Conversation | October 28, 2011
  6. 2011 World Series -- Game 6 defines what baseball history looks l...

    Gene Wojciechowski

    What does baseball history look like? Like the Cardinals' amazing 11th-inning Game 6 victory, one that has turned the series into a true fall classic.

    Story | Conversation | October 27, 2011
  7. 2011 World Series -- Jon Daniels' story has movie possibilities

    Gene Wojciechowski

    It's not "Moneyball," but Rangers GM Jon Daniels has made several successful moves to put his team on the brink of its first World Series title.

    Story | Conversation | October 26, 2011
  8. 2011 World Series -- La Russa, blown opportunities fail Cards in ...

    Gene Wojciechowski

    Tony La Russa and the Cardinals only have themselves to blame after their comedy of errors and blown chances cost them Game 5, and maybe the series.

    Story | Conversation | October 24, 2011
  9. 2011 World Series: A schizophrenic World Series

    Gene Wojciechowski

    Just when you think you've got it all figured out, Derek Holland nearly throws a complete-game shutout and Texas evens the World Series at two games apiece.

    Story | Conversation | October 23, 2011
  10. 2011 World Series -- Albert Pujols' message powerfully delivered

    Gene Wojciechowski

    While he skipped out on the media after Game 2, Albert Pujols answered every question and more with a historic three-homer night in Game 3.

    Story | Conversation | October 22, 2011
  11. 2011 World Series: Hurting Josh Hamilton gives Texas Rangers a li...

    Gene Wojciechowski

    Josh Hamilton, his power sapped by a groin strain, saved his best swing for his last at-bat in Game 2. His ninth-inning sacrifice fly helped the Rangers slip past the Cardinals, 2-1, and even the series at one game apiece.

    Story | Conversation | October 20, 2011
  12. 2011 World Series: Sanity finally returns to the MLB postseason

    Gene Wojciechowski

    After a high-scoring LCS round, the postseason finally returned to normalcy in Game 1, a low-scoring affair in which the little things made the difference for the Cardinals.

    Story | Conversation | October 19, 2011
  13. Ways to make the World Series better

    Gene Wojciechowski

    It used to be known as the Fall Classic, back when people paid attention to it. Now? The World Series is fast becoming an afterthought in the sports landscape. But we can fix that!

    Story | Conversation | October 18, 2011
  14. Hard questions for Theo Epstein in Chicago before Cubs fans can c...

    Gene Wojciechowski

    If he's after the tough questions with no easy answers, Theo Epstein has come to the right place: Wrigley Field. Remember, Cubs fans: Rome wasn't built in a day.

    Story | Conversation | October 13, 2011
  15. Tough Chicago questions for Theo

    Gene Wojciechowski

    Is it possible to have a ticker tape parade for a new general manager/cool executive title before he actually wins anything? If so, start preparing Michigan Avenue for the arrival of Theo Epstein. Don't get me wrong -- Epstein could be a terrific ...

    Blog | October 12, 2011
  16. Our nominations for genius grants from the world of sports

    Gene Wojciechowski

    The MacArthur Foundation awarded its "Genius Grants" again last month. And again, sports got the shaft. How could they overlook the brilliance in our world? Our nominations include ...

    Story | Conversation | October 12, 2011