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  1. Jonah Keri hands out the major MLB awards

    Jonah Keri

    Now that the regular season is officially over, it's time to hand out some well-deserved hardware.

    Story | Conversation | October 01, 2013
  2. Celebrating the Davey Johnson Coaching Tree

    Jonah Keri

    Seventeen seasons, six division titles, two Manager of the Year awards, and one of the most iconic World Series runs in baseball history. He's helped many young talents develop into stars. He left highly successful teams like the '95 Reds and '97 Ori...

    Blog | September 24, 2013
  3. The Ravens Are Ready to Lean on Their Defense — Again

    Robert Mays

    It's hard to question Ozzie Newsome. The Hall of Fame tight end turned general manager has run the Ravens for 18 years now. It's a stretch that includes eight 10-win seasons, two Super Bowl wins, and two more trips to the AFC Cham...

    Blog | July 15, 2014
  4. Passing the World Cup’s Soccer Idealist Torch From Spain to...

    Mike L. Goodman

    Soccer ideology on the international level is a rare thing. Managers are faced with a limited, static pool of talent and a training schedule that consists of, at most, a couple of weeks at a time most years. The ultimate result is qualify...

    Blog | June 24, 2014
  5. Ray and Rashard, Reunited

    Jonathan Abrams

    Sam Presti looked even more boyish than usual. The 30-year-old Presti had been Seattle's general manager for less than a month when the fork-in-the-road 2007 draft approached. The warm memories of the Gary Payton and Shawn Kemp SuperSonics...

    Blog | June 05, 2014
  6. Zlatan's Revenge!

    Zlatan Ibrahimovic

    The year is 2010. The La Liga offseason. Zlatan Ibrahimovic is grappling with his late-season outburst at Barça manager Pep Guardiola - and plotting his way out of one of the most storied clubs in European Football. What follows is a...

    Blog | June 03, 2014
  7. Ben Lindbergh on the possibility of machines replacing umpires

    Ben Lindbergh

    Even though the MLB schedule is now computerized, don't expect the guy behind the plate to be replaced anytime soon.

    Story | Conversation | November 08, 2013
  8. About Last Weekend: All A-Rod Everything

    Spike Friedman

    In case you were busy buying gray-market signatures of 20-year-olds off eBay, here's what you missed in sports last weekend: Yankees manager Joe Girardi said that he has beleaguered slugger Alex Rodriguez penciled in to start Monday, despite rum...

    Blog | August 05, 2013
  9. The contradictions of Alex Ferguson

    Brian Phillips

    The contradictions — one for each of his championships — that defined the Premier League's greatest manager.

    Story | Conversation | May 15, 2013
  10. You Are Here: Memory, Manchester, and Alex Ferguson

    Graham Parker

    I left Manchester 10 years ago, after 14 years of living in the city. Through that entire time, Sir Alex Ferguson has been the manager of Manchester United. And in a few weeks' time, he won't be. Perhaps it's that final symbolic severing of a part...

    Blog | May 09, 2013
  11. The Office Takes a Quick, Ill-Fated Trip to The Farm

    Andy Greenwald

    Nostalgia, like the human neck, is one of humanity's greatest weaknesses. Thus spake Dwight K. Schrute, assistant to the regional manager of a paper company lo these many years, and doomed to remain one for untold more. Thankfully, despite NBC's bull...

    Blog | March 15, 2013
  12. MLB Playoff Wrap: The Cardinals' Endless Supply of Prospects

    Jonah Keri

    Thoughts on NLCS Game 3 while Mark McGwire searches Jason Motte's beard for signs of intelligent life ... MIKE MATHENY IS LEARNING ON THE JOB The Cardinals' first-year manager certainly wasn't Mattingly-esque in his bunting this year, but the Cardi...

    Blog | October 18, 2012
  13. The Low-Risk, High-Reward Signing of Alexander Semin

    Katie Baker

    Shortly after the Carolina Hurricanes announced yesterday that they had signed free agent winger Alexander Semin to a one-year, $7 million contract, general manager Jim Rutherford released a statement of welcome to his new player via Twitter. "We ...

    Blog | July 27, 2012
  14. Fantasy Fiesta: Pitching Stock Tips

    Jonah Keri

    When Voros McCracken wrote his seminal piece on pitching and defense 11 years ago, he helped change the way people — fans, writers, even general managers — think about run prevention in baseball. Where once we used to throw most of the bl...

    Blog | June 07, 2012
  15. Is Bobby Valentine really the guy to turn the Red Sox around?

    Mike Barnicle

    Is Bobby Valentine really the guy to turn the Red Sox around?

    Story | Conversation | April 05, 2012
  16. Mike Matheny's Record Will Be a Product Of Talent, Luck & Definit...

    Jonah Keri

    The St. Louis Cardinals won two World Series under Tony La Russa. Only two managers ever won more games than La Russa. At the time of his retirement, La Russa's 16 years with the Cardinals was the longest-running tenure for any manager with any team....

    Blog | November 14, 2011