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  3. MLB - Royals' Ned Yost keeps managing to win

    Jayson Stark

    Ned Yost continues to be questioned about his in-game moves, but there's no question about which team (his Royals) has the edge in the World Series.

    Story | Conversation | October 24, 2014
  4. Blue Jays, Tigers play game of the year

    David Schoenfield

    They call this time of the baseball season the dog days, a phrase that apparently goes back to ancient Greece when Sirius -- the "dog star" -- was closest to the sun and was believed to cause the intense heat of summer. And you thought John McGraw or...

    Blog | August 10, 2014
  5. The evolution of player-coaches

    Steve Wulf

    Steve Wulf explains how the role of player-coach has evolved and why no championship team in any sport can win without one.

    Story | Conversation | June 20, 2013
  6. Giants are making plays and executing

    David Schoenfield

    SAN FRANCISCO -- The San Francisco Giants have played textbook baseball in their past five games, baseball so beautiful that John McGraw is probably up in baseball heaven telling Ty Cobb, "That's Giants baseball. That's how you play the game." Tha...

    Blog | October 26, 2012
  7. The all-time all-short team

    David Schoenfield

    Jerry Crasnick has a story today on Jose Altuve, the exciting spark plug for the Houston Astros. Yes, I just wanted to write "spark plug." At 5-foot-5, Altuve looks like a player better suited to 1896 than 2012. But the dude can hit. Anyway, here's a...

    Blog | May 16, 2012
  8. Retired Tony La Russa to manage National League All-Star squad

    Tony La Russa will become the second retired manager to lead an All-Star team next summer, joining Hall of Famer John McGraw.

    Story | Conversation | January 24, 2012
  9. La Russa one of top five managers all time

    David Schoenfield

    Back in May, I wrote a list of the top 10 managers of all time. At that time, I ranked Tony La Russa sixth, behind Casey Stengel, John McGraw, Bobby Cox, Joe McCarthy and Earl Weaver. There's no "right" way to configure a list like this -- Stengel...

    Blog | October 31, 2011
  10. 2011 NLCS: Tony La Russa pushing right buttons

    Jayson Stark

    Cardinals manager Tony La Russa keeps calling on his bullpen, often and at strange times, but it's worked, and now St. Louis is one win from the World Series.

    Story | Conversation | October 14, 2011
  11. Award-winning baseball history

    Christina Kahrl

    Last weekend, I was in Cleveland attending the Seymour Medal conference as the keynote speaker, but that's less interesting than the conference, and particularly the raison d'etre for the event itself. The Seymour Medal, named for the eminent basebal...

    Blog | May 19, 2011
  12. Ten greatest managers of all time

    David Schoenfield

    In honor of Phil Jackson's retirement -- or, at least, his impending one-year hiatus and return in 2012 when the Lakers sign Dwight Howard and Chris Paul -- I present my list of the 10 greatest managers of all time. 10. Davey Johnson Record: 1,14...

    Blog | May 12, 2011
  13. Remembering Sparky Anderson, a great manager (and actor)

    Jim Caple

    The world of sport lost one of its greats when Sparky Anderson passed away Thursday morning. So did the world of acting. When Sparky retired, he had won more games as a manager than all but John McGraw and Connie Mack. He won the World Series in the...

    Blog | Conversation | November 04, 2010
  14. Remembering Sparky Anderson, a great manager (and actor)

    Jim Caple

    Remembering Sparky Anderson's finest acting moment

    Story | Conversation | November 04, 2010
  15. SC Highlight Of The Night: Lincecum's 11 K's Keep Giants 2 Up

    WESTERN SIZZLIN': Just like Australia's Next Top Model, the NL West is hard to clinch. Tim Lincecum gave up a lead-off home run for the first time in his career. The Diamondbacks gave up after that. Lincecum struck out 11 in the Giants' 3-1 win - hi...

    Blog | September 30, 2010
  16. What 2 Watch 4: Rays vs Yankees and Braves vs Phillies

    Getty Images/Getty Images Tampa Bay Rays (89-60) at New York Yankees (91-59) 7:05 PM ET -- Yankee Stadium, New York, NY Starting Pitchers Tampa Bay: James Shields (13-12, 4.86 ERA) New York: Phil Hughes (16-8, 4.31 ERA) The Yankees try to...

    Blog | September 21, 2010
  17. This Day In Sports: Bobby Cox Becomes MLB's All-Time Ejection Lea...

    AP Photo/John Bazemore "Whaddya mean I'm one ejection away from the all-time record? Why I oughtta ..." August 14, 2007: Braves manager Bobby Cox is approaching his retirement date soon, and what a legacy he'll leave with the team. He's guided ...

    Blog | August 14, 2010
  18. Who belongs on managerial Mt. Rushmore?

    Rob Neyer

    Prompted by a quote from Mike Scioscia about Bobby Cox belonging on a "Mt. Rushmore of managers," Big League Stew wonders who would appear on such a monument ... If you go by the list of all-time wins, Cox would be included with 1,930 victories and...

    Blog | February 19, 2010