St. Louis CardinalsTony La Russa on the field at Busch Stadium yesterday afternoon.For whatever reason, my relationship with baseball went from casual to deeply committed bordering on obsessive during the 1986 baseball season. Like most kids growing up in North Texas, my father taught me to l ... More >>
While a lot of you are off work today, take time to remember and refresh the legacy of Martin Luther King, Jr.
The rest of us? Let's commemorate MLK Day with an impossible task: Selecting the world's all-time greatest black athletes.
First step, choosing the criteria. Sheer athleticism? ... More >>
Mission Accomplished Impossible.
In honor of February's Black History Month, I set out to pinpoint a pristine list of the world's all-time greatest black athletes. But using what criteria?
Sheer athleticism? Popularity? Accomplishment? Social activism? Transcendence? All of the above? ... More >>
Not saying Sean Avery isn't an asshole. Or a horrible teammate. Or, for that matter, a room-wrecker the Dallas Stars should consider dumping.I'm just saying he shouldn't have been suspended - or worse, pending this afternoon's meeting with NHL poobah Gary Bettman in New York - merely for his "sloppy ... More >>