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  • In praise of mediocrity

    In praise of mediocrity
    I rise today to speak in praise of an underappreciated attribute: mediocrity. Oh, I can hear the comments already: "Who better to do it?" "Finally, something you're an expert on." "You should only hope to achieve mediocrity!" But I will not be deterred....
  • Deflategate? Trying To Gain An Edge Isn't Uncommon

    Cheating, getting an edge, pushing the boundaries, skirting the intent of a rule ... it only seems like the Patriots invented the art form. But it has been going on for years. Here's how in various sports, with contributions from Courant staff writers...
  • Ernie Banks' legacy secure as a uniter transcending racial barriers

    Ernie Banks' legacy secure as a uniter transcending racial barriers
    Ernie Banks didn't call me back last week. I left voice messages, e-mailed him, sent him a text. That certainly wasn't like Ernie. He missed last weekend's Cubs Convention, and I wanted to do a well-being check on my longtime friend. He always would...
  • From the archives: Mr. Cub takes on the world

    From the archives: Mr. Cub takes on the world
    This column was orginially published on July 24, 2005. Two steps into the swanky Ritz-Carlton hotel in this Pacific Ocean postcard of a town off the western edge of Los Angeles, Ernie Banks asked the hostess he'd just met about her husband. She blushed....
  • Four players picked for Baseball Hall of Fame; Mike Mussina up to 24.6 percent

    Four players picked for Baseball Hall of Fame; Mike Mussina up to 24.6 percent
    For the first time since 1955, the Baseball Writers' Association of America has voted in four players into the National Baseball Hall of Fame -- three of which were first-time eligible and made their marks on the mound. Five-time Cy Young Award winner...
  • Sammy Sosa continues fade in Hall of Fame voting, barely survives for '16

    Sammy Sosa continues fade in Hall of Fame voting, barely survives for '16
    Sammy Sosa probably has one more shot on the Hall of Fame ballot before putting his faith in a future Veterans Committee. The former Cubs outfielder, who hit 609 career home runs, received just 6.6 percent of the 549 votes the Baseball Writers'...
  • Tribune Hall of Fame ballots

    Tribune Hall of Fame ballots
    I watched Randy Johnson pitch for the first time in a college game in 1983, and his ascent from awkward freshman to Hall of Famer marks as one of the greatest transformations I've witnessed. The fact he won 24 games and pitched 260 innings at 38 in 2002...
  • Baseball Hall's door shut again to those suspected of steroid use

    Baseball Hall's door shut again to those suspected of steroid use
    NEW YORK (AP) — Roger Clemens, Barry Bonds, Sammy Sosa and Mark McGwire's chances to enter the Hall of Fame are dwindling. Baseball writers so far overwhelmingly have decided the outsized statistics of the Steroids Era stars are tarnished by their...
  • Dodgers announce entire coaching staff will return

    Dodgers announce entire coaching staff will return
    Manager Don Mattingly’s entire coaching staff will return for the upcoming season, the Dodgers announced Thursday. The news was expected, as Andrew Friedman, the team’s president of baseball operations, said in November that all of the...
  • Pedro Martinez Going To Hall With Johnson, Biggio, Smoltz

    Pedro Martinez Going To Hall With Johnson, Biggio, Smoltz
    NEW YORK — Eleven months after Roger Clemens left Boston to embark on the twilight of his career, Pedro Martinez arrived as the new pitching ace of the Red Sox. Over the next seven seasons, Martinez was among the best pitchers in baseball while...
  • Randy Johnson leads gang of four into Baseball Hall of Fame

    Randy Johnson leads gang of four into Baseball Hall of Fame
    Randy Johnson and Pedro Martinez are the yin and yang of baseball's 2015 Hall of Fame class, proving it's not the size of the player that matters as much as what's inside of him. Johnson and Martinez join fellow pitcher John Smoltz and second baseman...