The other day, I had a moment of grace. Well, I don't know if it was grace, exactly, but it was something like that. Enlightenment, maybe? Illumination…
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The word “ever” has been attached to the three of them for a long time now. Roger Federer was first to it, the first to be called the greatest ever. Fr…
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Empathy is the toughest emotion, isn’t it? Yes, it’s fairly easy to empathize with people we naturally connect with. Show me a reasonably optimistic 50…
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So, Mike Schur and I just finished recording what will be the last PosCast we do for The Athletic. I realize looking at that sentence that it sounds mu…
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The best player in baseball history turns 90 today, Willie Mays, the Say Hey Kid, the player who blended speed and power and joy and poetry and enthusi…
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My life does take unexpected turns. I mean this in the best way — I’m mostly a sportswriter, of course, but then I find myself involved in all sorts of…
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Hoping all of you saw this: A Negro Leagues Museum Bo Jackson bobblehead? What? I’m going to lose my mind. And what better excuse do you need to re-run…
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The great decathlete and humanitarian Rafer Johnson passed away on Wednesday. He was 86 years old. About 10 years ago, I spent some time with him and i…
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First, as always, come the apologies: Life has been kicking my butt lately. I don’t need to burden you with my troubles, you have your own. And we’ll p…
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There are two things that blow my mind about Mike Emrick, NBC’s legendary hockey announcer who on Monday announced his retirement. The first is how awe…
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A few weeks before Buck O’Neil died — he died 14 years ago today — I got to tell the red dress story publicly for the first time. We were at some sort …
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Hi everybody. Hope you’re holding up in these crazy times. I apologize again for not posting here more often. I’m hoping for things to begin to clear u…
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