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  1. Ken Griffey Jr. is still an enigma

    Buster Olney

    Whenever I get a chance to talk with journalism students, eventually the conversation always seem to circle around to player participation with the media, stories from the trenches, and I wind up talking about Ken Griffey Jr. And, after his awkward, ...

    Blog | March 06, 2014
  2. How Prince Fielder ended up in Detroit

    Jim Bowden

    While Cecil Fielder launched home runs for the Detroit Tigers from 1990-96, legend has it his 12-year-old son, Prince, hit a home run into the upper deck of cavernous Tiger Stadium. Of course, legends are embellished, and Prince's shot merely wen...

    Blog | January 25, 2012
  3. A view from the upper deck

    If you're a sports-policy wonk, you regularly visit Neil DeMause's Field of Schemes, which details the various creative ways in which leagues, teams, and corrupt politicians work closely together so taxpayers can subsidize nine- and 10-figure salarie...

    Blog | Conversation | March 28, 2007
  4. Fans didn't flock to New Orleans

    The empty seats at the New Orleans Arena last weekend, mostly in the upper deck, may spell doom for another first- and second-round NCAA Tournament bid, but not necessarily for a future Final Four. New Orleans is bidding for the 2012 Final Four and ...

    Blog | Conversation | March 20, 2007
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    The Ottawa Renegades of the Canadian Football League have canceled their Mardi Gras Madness promotion that encouraged women in the upper deck to collect beads from men, with the woman possessing the most beads winning $1,000. The promotion, which st...

    Blog | Conversation | August 24, 2005
  6. Fans were Yankee Stadium's heartbeat

    As the fans really roared for the first time at Yankee Stadium on Sunday night, at the first mention of Derek Jeter's name, they were being watched. Jorge Posada, standing near home plate, glanced around the upper decks, absorbing the echoes. Ivan Ro...

    Blog | Conversation | September 22, 2008
  7. Howard drives ball to all fields

    Batting practice became a sideshow as Mark McGwire closed in on Roger Maris' record in 1998, the stands filling as soon as the gates to the stands opened. McGwire would launch balls into the lower decks, the upper decks, past taco stands and McDonald...

    Blog | Conversation | September 06, 2006