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  1. Playbook runs the break with Joakim Noah

    Thomas Neumann

    On the court, Joakim Noah is emotional and demonstrative. Off the court, he's thoughtful and engaging. He's active in charitable activities, including his own Noah's Arc Foundation, which provides opportunities in the arts and sports to youths. P...

    Blog | November 01, 2012
  2. Playbook runs the break with Joakim Noah

    Thomas Neumann

    The background of Chicago Bulls center Joakim Noah is as diverse as that of just about anyone in the sports world. His father is a French tennis star. His mother is a former Miss Sweden. His paternal grandfather is a Cameroon-born former pro socce...

    Blog | November 01, 2012
  3. Playbook celebrates summer snow in Butte

    Thomas Neumann

    Snow and America's pastime typically don't mix very well. Of course, baseball is primarily played during the spring and summer, so it's rarely a concern. Sure, snow causes occasional postponements in Northern cities in early April ... and sometime...

    Blog | August 22, 2012
  4. Charleston RiverDogs get exotic with menu

    Thomas Neumann

    When it comes to ballpark concessions, some teams have seemingly entered into a culinary arms race in recent years. The Texas Rangers sell the Boomstick, a 1-pound hot dog that measures nearly 2 feet long, for $26. The West Michigan Whitecaps, ...

    Blog | August 08, 2012
  5. Rays appease masses with more Zim Bears!

    Thomas Neumann

    The Tampa Bay Rays held one of baseball's best promotions of the year on June 29 when they gave away Zim Bears to fans at that night's game against the Tigers. What is a Zim Bear? Glad you asked! It's a phenomenally awesome teddy bear modeled a...

    Blog | August 04, 2012
  6. Lansing Lugnuts radio broadcast goes retro

    Thomas Neumann

    The Lansing Lugnuts will be turning back the clock -- and the radio dial -- during Sunday's home game against the West Michigan Whitecaps. The Lugnuts, Class A affiliate of the Toronto Blue Jays, will broadcast the game as a re-creation to mark th...

    Blog | August 03, 2012
  7. London Rippers join graveyard of sports

    Thomas Neumann

    The minor league sports landscape is littered with teams that sprout up full of hope ... only to bottom out financially within a year or two. Their stories of financial woe become part of sports lore -- players race each other to the bank to cash p...

    Blog | July 30, 2012
  8. Alex Rodriguez joins 2,000 strikeout club

    Thomas Neumann

    The latest big news from the Yankees beat is the loss of star third baseman Alex Rodriguez to a fractured hand. He suffered the injury when he was hit by a pitch from Felix Hernandez during the Yankees' 4-2 loss in Seattle and is expected to miss ...

    Blog | July 25, 2012
  9. Future of Mariners' Ichiroll is uncertain

    Thomas Neumann

    The Mariners traded star outfielder Ichiro Suzuki to the Yankees for prospects on Monday, abruptly ending his 12-year run as a fixture in Seattle. Was it a good move for the rebuilding Mariners? Or did the Yankees get the better end of the deal? W...

    Blog | July 24, 2012
  10. Nick Swisher plays pepper with Playbook

    Thomas Neumann

    Nick Swisher is perhaps the most exuberant player in the major leagues. Brimming with confidence and enthusiasm, the Yankees outfielder is extremely popular among teammates and extremely unpopular among opponents. He's an ebullient spark plug, th...

    Blog | July 18, 2012
  11. Show your spirit with MLB bumper stickers!

    Kurt Snibbe and Thomas Neumann

    Major League Baseball returns from the All-Star break Friday with a full slate of games, and Playbook has just the thing to get you totally geeked up for the second half of the season -- team slogan bumper stickers for all 30 franchises! You're we...

    Blog | July 13, 2012
  12. Reno Aces fearlessly enter alternate reality

    Thomas Neumann

    Ever wish you could go back in time and reverse a life-changing decision? That's exactly what the Reno Aces, Triple-A affiliate of the Arizona Diamondbacks, are doing with their "What Could Have Been Weekend" promotion. The Reno franchise came ...

    Blog | July 13, 2012
  13. Memo to Yankees fans: Don't throw stones

    Thomas Neumann

    Kansas City Royals fans, not exactly known for unruly behavior, created a stir during this week's MLB All-Star Game festivities. They mercilessly booed Yankees second baseman Robinson Cano, who left Royals designated hitter Billy Butler off the AL...

    Blog | July 11, 2012
  14. Lancaster JetHawks salute 'Animal House'

    Thomas Neumann

    If the Lancaster JetHawks aren't careful, they might find themselves on double secret probation by Friday morning. That's because the Class A California League affiliate of the Houston Astros is playing host to a "Salute to Animal House" promotion...

    Blog | June 28, 2012
  15. Playbook predicts Twitter trends of 2013

    Thomas Neumann

    In recent months, many members of the Twitterverse have wondered aloud about the significance of Paul McCartney, the Titanic, Adam Yauch and other prominent figures. Since knowledge of history -- even recent history -- is seemingly nonexistent on ...

    Blog | June 20, 2012
  16. Clyde Drexler runs the break with Playbook

    Thomas Neumann

    [Editor's note: ESPN Playbook interviewed Clyde Drexler during his recent visit to ESPN headquarters to promote NBATV's Dream Team documentary. The video above features Drexler answering one offbeat question about each of his 11 Dream Team peers. In ...

    Blog | June 18, 2012