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George Plimpton knew the score. A generation or so ago, the late Paris Review editor developed what he called the "Small Ball Theory" of sports writing, which posits "a correlation between the standard of writing about a particular sport and the ball it...
Sports Now“February made me shiver, with every paper I’d deliver. Bad news on the doorstep …” Don McLean sang those words in his classic song, “American Pie,” as he reflected on the plane-crash death of rock star Buddy Holly. Bad...
Harry Wendelstedt, a retired 33-year Major League Baseball umpire who also nurtured a new generation of the game's arbiters for more than 30 years, died Friday at a hospital in Daytona Beach, Fla. He was 73 and had brain cancer. Wendelstedt, who...
Sports NowFOOTBALL URBAN LEGEND: One of Georgetown's canine mascots was a war hero. The first live animal mascot in college football was "Handsome Dan," a bulldog who was purchased by Yale student Andrew Graves in 1889. The bulldog became quite popular......
The Fabulous ForumBASEBALL URBAN LEGEND: Did a Hall of Famer reveal a 50-year-old World Series secret in a letter opened after his death? On Oct. 13, 1974, Major League Baseball Hall of Famer Sam Rice passed away at the age of 84.......
The Fabulous ForumWriters from around the Tribune Co. weigh in on the Dodgers' manager-in-waiting. Check back throughout the day for more responses, vote in the poll and feel free to leave a comment of your own. Phil Rogers, Chicago Tribune Is Don......
L.A. NOWA man who was fatally shot a day earlier by police in Santa Monica after stabbing his ex-girlfriend was identified Thursday as a 59-year-old transient....
In 1970, a journeyman pitcher published a memoir with an innocuous subtitle: "My Life and Hard Times Throwing the Knuckleball in the Big Leagues." Written by Jim Bouton (with help from sportswriter Leonard Shecter), "Ball Four" took readers to a...
Top of the TicketBack in the day, when Dwight D. Eisenhower was in the White House, Lyndon Johnson was Senate majority leader and Sam Rayburn was speaker of the House, Americans still held their public officials in esteem. So it was a running......
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