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No. 40: Eddie Collins

They called him “Cocky,” and there was nothing subtle or ironic about the nickname. Eddie Collins was a generally reserved…

Top 5 Hitters and Pitchers

Bob Dutton, the Mariners beat writer for the Tacoma paper, knows how to send me down rabbit holes. On Tuesday,…

Boxing, Minnie and 100 Greatest

So, you might have heard: Boxing is coming back to NBC Prime Time this Saturday for the first time in…

Goodbye Parks

  Three or four years ago, we went to California as a family and one of the cool things we…

Ten Oscar Thoughts

1. The Oscars were, once again, utterly predictable. I predicted 18 out of 24 awards, which is good, but I…

Zen pitching

So, here is my favorite quote of the year so far — really my favorite quote in quite a while…