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  1. Red Sox David Ortiz is the last remaining symbol of MLB's superpo...

    Howard Bryant

    In ESPN The Magazine, Howard Bryant writes that as the Yankees-Sox rivalry fades into baseball's background, David Ortiz grapples with a post-superpower world.

    Story | Conversation | August 06, 2014
  2. Tampa Bay Rays are winning but in financial trouble - ESPN The Ma...

    Howard Bryant

    In ESPN The Magazine, Howard Bryant writes that the Tampa Bay Rays are one of sports' most unlikely success stories. Just imagine what they could do if Bud Selig actually lent them a helping hand.

    Story | Conversation | April 06, 2014
  3. Robinson Cano, Clayton Kershaw will keep the big-money contracts ...

    Howard Bryant

    In ESPN The Magazine's college hoops preview, Howard Bryant writes that although blockbuster deals of huge money and long commitments frustrate fans and almost never pay off for teams, MLB owners will keep handing them off.

    Story | Conversation | November 11, 2013
  4. Howard Bryant: Restoring the Dodger Way

    Howard Bryant

    After years of rust, new ownership has steered the Dodgers back to elite status and the October stage.

    Story | Conversation | October 03, 2013
  5. '42' gets some of Jackie Robinson's history wrong but starts conv...

    Howard Bryant

    Jackie Robinson's story, as told in "42," is incomplete and has some historical gaps, but it allows one father to begin a conversation with his son.

    Story | Conversation | April 24, 2013
  6. Sports' male problem

    Howard Bryant

    Sports once again are being challenged by a deep and seemingly intractable societal issue: the male problem of defining weakness though homophobia and misogyny.

    Story | Conversation | April 17, 2013
  7. In sports, you better believe

    Howard Bryant

    The numbers don't account for the invisible hand of belief, the monstrously important effect of believing in victory or the terrors that come when being completely unconvinced of it.

    Story | Conversation | January 24, 2013
  8. Washington Nationals need Stephen Strasburg in September

    Howard Bryant

    The Washington Nationals are making a mistake with Stephen Strasburg. If they want to limit his innings, they should do it in a way to make him available for a late-season playoff push.

    Story | Conversation | May 14, 2012
  9. Boston Red Sox swoon a product of sustained MLB success

    Howard Bryant

    Sooner or later, the Red Sox balloon was bound to burst. No franchise could be expected to sustain such a draining and taxing regimen for so long a time.

    Story | Conversation | April 18, 2012
  10. Angels, Rangers, Tigers and others still trying to reach Red Sox ...

    Howard Bryant

    For a decade and a half, the Yankees and the Red Sox have been in a club by themselves. But the Tigers, the Rangers and the Angels are knocking on the door to superpower status.

    Story | Conversation | April 04, 2012
  11. A look at the Rangers-Angels rivalry

    Howard Bryant

    Two and a half years ago, in the fall of 2009, Arte Moreno believed the Los Angeles Angels had arrived. After major disappointments in 2004, 2007 and 2008, his team had finally beaten the Boston Red Sox in a playoff series, sweeping the Red Sox in th...

    Blog | March 29, 2012
  12. Los Angeles Angels, Texas Rangers now among baseball's superpower...

    Howard Bryant

    The Angels and Rangers have legitimately joined the Yankees and Red Sox in terms of operating on an extremely high payroll level.

    Story | Conversation | March 29, 2012
  13. Players at spring training like expanded MLB playoffs

    Howard Bryant

    Making a pennant run just got harder for teams that don't win their division. Howard Bryant was cynical about the playoff expansion before talking to players at spring training softened his stance.

    Story | Conversation | March 15, 2012
  14. Penn State, Joe Paterno and failure of power

    Howard Bryant

    Joe Paterno and Penn State officials were faced with a critical choice with damning information and chose to protect the program. This is what power has become. This is what power has always been.

    Story | Conversation | November 08, 2011
  15. MLB -- A classless end to Red Sox's greatest glory

    Howard Bryant

    The Red Sox were able to break away from past failings to build a championship franchise. But it took only one month to allow ego, pettiness and division to tear down their greatest run of success.

    Story | Conversation | October 13, 2011
  16. Theo Epstein should be held accountable for the Red Sox collapse

    Howard Bryant

    It's time for a good long look at what Theo Epstein has wrought in Boston in the wake of the Red Sox's September collapse. One writer says the view isn't pretty.

    Story | Conversation | October 06, 2011