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  1. The drudgery of fantasy sports

    Jeff MacGregor

    I've never understood the appeal of fantasy sports. They're not really sports fantasies, after all; they're business fantasies. Management fantasies. And a fantasy of office work, even front-office work, never made much sense to me.

    Story | Conversation | August 30, 2013
  2. New York Yankees down and out and back up

    Jeff MacGregor

    The Yankee clubhouse in the dog days of 2013: Hushed and reverent and absurd, the whole thing like a funeral in the business class lounge at Virgin Atlantic.

    Story | Conversation | August 20, 2013
  3. Detroit is bust, Detroit is an idea, Detroit memories

    Jeff MacGregor

    Detroit is bust. Detroit is an idea. The city will live on in memories of the 1968 World Series, Gordie Howe and automobiles. Bankruptcy, or no, the Red Wings, Tigers, Lions and Pistons will play on.

    Story | Conversation | July 31, 2013
  4. Chris Froome, Chris Davis and doping questions

    Jeff MacGregor

    Both Chris Davis and Chris Froome are presumed guilty by lazy implication and cynical inference. Again and again we find cheaters of every kind succeeding in every sport. But a free society rests on the principles of due process and the presumption of innocence.

    Story | Conversation | July 23, 2013
  5. Midsummer baseball, basketball, cricket, nights, dreams

    Jeff MacGregor

    The long sun and the long shadows of summer, that sense of possibility and time suspended. The July afternoons of your imaginary childhood. Limitless. Misremembered. No sound but the ratchet of cicadas. Fiction. Nostalgia for what never was.

    Story | Conversation | July 15, 2013
  6. Baseball, wire taps, love

    Jeff MacGregor

    We're spying on ourselves again. The National Security Agency and our war on the war on the War on Terror turned inward. Even Major League Baseball is issuing subpoenas for the phone records of suspected drug cheats and their dealers.

    Story | Conversation | June 12, 2013
  7. Islanders, Kings and the pro sports stadium racket

    Jeff MacGregor

    You can't put a price on glory. Or maybe you can. Owners threaten to move and demand new arenas. In the late age of money, cynicism and American mobility, what does it mean to be the "home" team?

    Story | Conversation | May 16, 2013
  8. Sports and pain, lessons and limits

    Jeff MacGregor

    Is pain a means to grace? To clarity? Is it an "instrument for perfecting" ourselves? Where's the line between the instructive and the destructive? What are sports meant to teach?

    Story | Conversation | April 26, 2013
  9. Suggested sports (and more) reading

    Jeff MacGregor

    Some seasonal reading recommendations for that slow ride in the club car from spring training up to Augusta.

    Story | Conversation | April 11, 2013
  10. Nate Silver, quantification of sports and edging out of surprise

    Jeff MacGregor

    Post-"Moneyball" sports have become a blizzard of numbers, and every snowflake or at-bat can be discernible as an individual event, but also blinding in the aggregate. This can be discouraging stuff to press box traditionalists.

    Story | Conversation | November 19, 2012
  11. Sports, travel in the jet age

    Jeff MacGregor

    On my way to the airport, I think of them flying home in the middle of the night. San Francisco in St. Louis, New York in Detroit, everyone everywhere and back again all at once on their way somewhere else.

    Story | Conversation | October 17, 2012
  12. MacGregor: Is the Jeter Era ending?

    Jeff MacGregor

    Nothing lasts forever in New York City. So, are we at the end of Derek Jeter's run?

    Story | Conversation | October 05, 2012
  13. Terry Collins is unlikely leader in Mets' search for identity

    Jeff MacGregor

    Terry Collins has the Mets right where they always seem to be at this point in the season: in contention. Now comes the tricky part.

    Story | Conversation | June 27, 2012
  14. Sports-packed Saturday featured everything but football

    Jeff MacGregor

    If it wasn't the best sports day in history it was certainly one of the busiest. From tennis to soccer to baseball to tracks to hockey to basketball to boxing, June 9 had everything but football.

    Story | Conversation | June 10, 2012
  15. Sports week in review

    Jeff MacGregor

    The week in review from death to life, from loss to win, from political metaphors to sports clichés.

    Story | Conversation | May 11, 2012
  16. Martin Brodeur, Mariano Rivera, greatness and midlife

    Jeff MacGregor

    It is a rare and happy thing to grow old and great in your craft. Thoughts on Martin Brodeur and Mariano Rivera.

    Story | Conversation | May 04, 2012