| Oct 16, 2014
| 2:30 PM
It takes strength, patience, endurance, maybe a whole day or even more than one, to clear out a house. To be more specific, a house where someone you know has died. Someone close to you. An aged friend or relative, say, or even a father or mother after...
| Oct 15, 2014
| 9:10 AM
KANSAS CITY, Mo. – When you first step into the Negro Leagues Baseball Museum, you gaze through chicken wire onto a makeshift baseball field that features 10 former Negro Leaguers among the first to be inducted into Baseball’s Hall of Fame....
| Oct 10, 2014
You might figure that any baseball player who pitched a no-hitter in a major league game while self-reportedly on LSD is probably worth a movie, and based on the engaging "No No: A Dockumentary," that assessment pretty much stands.
Twenty years after...
| Oct 1, 2014
| 4:59 PM
The imaginary Freeway begins north of Dodger Stadium, in Pasadena, in the grassy knolls and cluttered corners around Pepper Street where Jackie Robinson learned to play a game he would forever change.
The Freeway, with a Hall of Fame legacy, travels...
| Nov 6, 2014
| 3:09 PM
When Little League volunteer Bill Haley found out his players were going to the White House, he knew they would finally understand a message he had been trying to share all year long.
"The big thing for the kids is the idea that their circumstances don'...
| Oct 1, 2014
| 8:30 AM
Derek Jeter, the now-retired New York Yankees ballplayer, has a new career: multimedia entrepreneur.
Jeter is teaming up with movie studio Legendary Entertainment to launch The Players' Tribune, a digital startup that promises to be a home for...
| Sep 30, 2014
| 8:02 PM
George "Shotgun" Shuba, a Brooklyn Dodgers teammate of Jackie Robinson whose congratulatory gesture after a Robinson home run in 1946 was captured in a photograph that signaled a changing society, has died. He was 89.
Shuba, who played alongside...
| Oct 28, 2014
| 6:30 PM
After breaking out as Jackie Robinson and James Brown in "42" and "Get On Up," Chadwick Boseman has a new high-profile role to play: T'Challa, otherwise known as the superhero Black Panther.
Created by Stan Lee with Jack Kirby, the character is notable...
| Oct 24, 2014
| 10:30 PM
SAN FRANCISCO — We have covered a number of topics here every Sunday since I began writing this last March, from the megabucks Dodgers' going Hollywood to the legacy of the Jackie Robinson West Little League team.
We looked at how the death of...
| Oct 17, 2014
| 9:25 AM
In a quiet announcement from Wrigleyville, it was reported the Wrigley Field Bleachers have died at the age of 77. No cause of death was given, but it is believed The Bleachers died from complications of chronically poor Cubs performance.
| Sep 20, 2014
| 5:05 PM
Mark Palmer wanders through a cemetery in a southeastern Ohio steel town looking for a man most of the world has forgotten.
Years ago, Palmer's grandmother told him the story of the man buried here. That's my uncle, she said, your great-grand uncle. His...