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  • Letters: Finishing off the Lakers

    Letters: Finishing off the Lakers
    Why is L.A. so upset with Mike D'Antoni and Lakers management? We all knew this was a patchwork team that had no chance of actually winning anything this year. Myopic Lakers fans should cheer D'Antoni for not bailing on this squad, and praise Pau Gasol...
  • Albert Pujols, closing in on 500 homers, showed greatness at early age

    Albert Pujols, closing in on 500 homers, showed greatness at early age
    DETROIT — Mark McGwire was in the twilight of his career in 2001, willing his broken-down body through one final season with the St. Louis Cardinals, when a strapping young buck named Albert Pujols, just two years removed from being the 402nd...
  • Debating John Turturro on 'Fading Gigolo'

    Debating John Turturro on 'Fading Gigolo'
    This is a tale of two interviews. Well, two halves of the same interview. The first, sunnier half is the best reason to talk to John Turturro (whose “Fading Gigolo,” which he wrote, directed and stars in, opens Friday): He’s been part...
  • There's a reason for lack of fanfare about Albert Pujols' 500th home run

    The number that matters most is not 500. The number that matters most is 0. That is the number of major league players that have hit more home runs this season than Albert Pujols. He got a mighty sweet serenade in the visiting clubhouse in...
  • Talking baseball with documentary filmmaker Ken Burns

    Talking baseball with documentary filmmaker Ken Burns
    For more than 30 years, Ken Burns has created documentaries about United States history. Baseball is part of that history, and Burns' Emmy Award-winning series on the sport 20 years ago examined the national pastime through the years. Burns will be at...
  • In Barry Bonds' Defense, There's Viagra

    It struck me as presumptuous and self-righteous that columnist Bill O'Reilly blasted the San Francisco Giants earlier this month for allowing Barry Bonds to return as a hitting coach for a week. In O'Reilly's view, Bonds is an unrepentant cheater who...
  • Dodgers' Yasiel Puig seeks advice, gets it

    Dodgers' Yasiel Puig seeks advice, gets it
    SAN DIEGO -- For what it's worth, Yasiel Puig said he is listening. To his teammates. To his coaches. Even players on other teams. Over the last week, the Dodgers' problem child made it a point to speak with Albert Pujols of the Angels during the...
  • Review: 'This Dark Road to Mercy' by Wiley Cash

     Review: 'This Dark Road to Mercy' by Wiley Cash
    Twelve-year-old Easter Quillby's earliest memory of her father was watching him, from a distance, play baseball. When she was 9, Wade Chesterfield (she calls him "Wade," not "Dad") abandoned Easter, her younger sister Ruby, and their mom, Corinne. Three...
  • Book Review: 'Stan Musial' by George Vecsey

    Book Review: 'Stan Musial' by George Vecsey
    Stan Musial An American Life George Vecsey Ballantine/ESPN Books: 397 pp., $26.00 Here is a theory I have: There are three kinds of baseball players — the Good, the Great and the Gods. In the first category is everybody who made it to the...
  • Ravens' Flacco carries on the 'I'm going to Disney World' tradition

    Ravens' Flacco carries on the 'I'm going to Disney World' tradition
    Win the Super Bowl, and head to Disney. It's a tradition now since Phil Sims uttered the words, "I'm going to Disney World" after winning Super Bowl XXI with the New York Giants in 1987. Now, Baltimore Ravens quarterback Joe Flacco gets the free trip...
  • The Hall truth: The change it must make

    The Hall truth: The change it must make
    History, it has been said, is written by the winners. But sometimes, writers write history, and I’m hoping those with Hall of Fame ballots do that today. When the names of the newest inductees into the Baseball Hall of Fame are announced, I hope...