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The Greatest Outfield That Almost Was

In the mid-1980s, the Montreal Expos were in danger of losing two-thirds of their outfield. Both Andre Dawson and Tim Raines were free agents after the […]
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Introducing Teammate Quotient

This is an excerpt from the upcoming book, The Great Baseball Argument Settling Book, in which I rank the top 100 players in baseball history at […]
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Gus Triandos and the Knuckleball

“I never enjoyed catching. It tears you apart. I guess I was too clumsy and slow to do anything else.” — Gus Triandos If you were […]
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100 Pieces of Advice for My Daughters

I have two daughters. Both are brown-haired and blue-eyed: a lethal combination for boys and fathers. Both are funny, in very different ways. One can cross […]
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Hooked on Shiny Metal Objects

We are – right now – living in the most narcissistic of times. Which is saying a hell of a lot. Have you ever read about […]
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Lessons Learned at Robbers Cave

Raise your hand if you’ve been to summer camp. Raise your hand if you’ve sent your child to summer camp. Raise your hand if you’ve unwittingly […]
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Lessons from the Career of Leo Burnett

Unless you’re an advertising nerd you may have never heard of Leo Burnett. But you’ve heard his message countless times via one of his many successful […]
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My Great Aunt Tootie

Great Aunts are nice – they’re like having another grandmother who can spoil you, look out for you, and be outlandishly proud of your accomplishments. Mine […]
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Remembering My Dad

The first time I saw him I thought he was a fireman. He was in a black uniform with a white cap. But I learned he […]

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