It's a no-brainer by now: Baseball needs Mark Cuban much more than Mark Cuban needs baseball. The league has no excuse for keeping him from buying the Dodgers.
So he's the best player in baseball. Does that make Albert Pujols worth $300 million over a 10-year contract? How do you decide? What would you do? One owner has answers for us.
Gene Wojciechowski lists the 23 most important athletes in Chicago history.
Chicago has become the top city for sports weirdness.
Mark Cuban wouldn't be your typical baseball owner. And the downside to that is, what exactly?
Enough of the crooked refs and fighting dogs. Plenty of stars have a heart ... and they're willing to share it.
Wishes for the New Year include a pink slip for Isiah Thomas, a hot mare for Barbaro and a rival for Roger Federer.
Let Gene be your TV guide through a morass of sports-themed networks only he could dream up.