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Houston's Babies Play Baseball 1860s-Stylenew

There's no gloves or batting helmets when Larry Joe Miggins and the rest of the Houston Babies regularly travel back in time to play the game by its 1860 rules.
Houston Press  |  John Nova Lomax  |  05-16-2012  |  Sports

Why I Could Care Less About The L.A. Dodgersnew

The connection between fascism and sports.
Random Lengths News  |  Lionel Rolfe  |  05-07-2012  |  Commentary


What USC Baseball Means to Columbia
Columbia Free Times  |  James Harley  |  07-06-2011  |  Sports

Two Books Shed Light on the 2011 Durham Bullsnew

If you really want to get bullish this season, read The Bullpen Gospels, by Bulls pitcher Dirk Hayhurst, and The Extra 2%, about the Bulls' parent club, the Tampa Bay Rays.
INDY Week  |  Adam Sobsey  |  04-14-2011  |  Sports

Baseball's Carolina Mudcats Prepare for Final Season of Double Anew

"Very rarely do you ever get a chance to reinvent yourself, so we're looking to put out an even better product. It's a good move for both the Southern League and the Carolina League."
INDY Week  |  Mike Potter  |  04-14-2011  |  Sports

'Curveball' Tells the Story of Toni Stone, the First Female Negro League Baseball Playernew

Stone's life and career -- from neighborhood pickup game to cross-country barnstorming to obscurity in retirement -- are aptly recounted in Martha Ackmann's Curveball: The Remarkable Story of Toni Stone, the First Woman to Play Professional Baseball in the Negro League.
Metro Times  |  Sandra Svoboda  |  04-11-2011  |  Author Profiles & Interviews

A Father and Son Connect by Way of the Summer Game in 'The Opposite Field'new

The Opposite Field blends Jesse Katz's both painful and comic struggles as a single dad to remain connected with his growing son through baseball. And like a crafty pitcher, Katz is deft at mixing speeds in his book so that readers are always surprised at what's coming next.
Willamette Week  |  Henry Stern  |  11-04-2009  |  Fiction

Renowned For Its Roguish History, One Boston Neighborhood Is Finally Getting Hollywood's Attentionnew

After years of playing second-fiddle to Southie, Charlestown is quickly becoming the go-to neighborhood for Hollywood filmmakers looking to capture the real Boston. This month alone, two feature-length movies are being filmed in Charlestown.
Boston Phoenix  |  Chris Faraone  |  09-16-2009  |  Movies

If Curt Schilling Runs for Senate, Will He Keep His Sports-Media Perch?new

Known for his arm and his mouth, former Red Sox great Curt Schilling is now stretching his legs ... for a possible Senate run for Ted Kennedy's old seat. But he's blaming the media for getting the facts wrong, even though, as a regular contributor to WEEI-AM and, he is the media.
Boston Phoenix  |  Adam Reilly  |  09-10-2009  |  Media

Sportswriters Can't Decide Whether Steroids is a Black Mark or a Gray Areanew

Baseball scribes would rather moralize about performance-enhancing drugs than make hard decisions about whether their use should keep players out of the Hall of Fame.
Chicago Reader  |  Michael Miner  |  07-27-2009  |  Sports

How Watching the Kansas City Royals is Like Reliving the Bush Presidencynew

Rany Jazayerli is a little like Joseph Wilson. Each man hit a nerve, in part because they spoke the truth. Iraq was not on the cusp of attacking anyone with nuclear weapons. And the Royals need to do a better job of keeping their players healthy.
The Pitch  |  David Martin  |  07-21-2009  |  Sports

A Tour of St Louis Baseball Landmarks From the Famous to the Infamousnew

Welcome to St. Louis, a baseball town then, now and forever.
Riverfront Times  |  Ian Froeb  |  07-10-2009  |  Sports

St. Louis Puts Lipstick on the Pig to Clean House for MLB All-Star Gamenew

St. Louis has undergone a substantial facelift in the hope of impressing visitors to the Major League Baseball All-Star Game. And, like a pretty-but-pimple-faced girl primping for prom night, the makeup is being applied in layers.
Riverfront Times  |  Keegan Hamilton  |  07-10-2009  |  Sports

The Texas Rangers Give Their Fans Something to Cheer Aboutnew

Even with Josh Hamilton on the disabled list, the Rangers have given their fans hope, entering June with the second-best record in baseball.
Dallas Observer  |  Richie Whitt  |  06-08-2009  |  Sports

Alabama Baseball and a Long Night's Journey into Daynew

Two sports reporters' heroic efforts to liveblog the eleven-inning Alabama/South Carolina baseball game during the SEC Tournament, featuring references and metaphors ranging from Aqua Teen Hunger Force to the works of Joseph Conrad.
Birmingham Weekly  |  Matt Hooper  |  06-02-2009  |  Sports

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