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  • Showalter: Yankees' scheduling complaints 'disrespectful' to Flanagan

    Showalter: Yankees' scheduling complaints 'disrespectful' to Flanagan
    The remnants of Hurricane Irene are behind the Orioles and New York Yankees, but some strong feelings linger in its wake. The Yankees were not happy about the way the Orioles handled the rescheduling of Saturday's doubleheader — the games were...
  • Book review: 'Campy: The Two Lives of Roy Campanella'

    Book review: 'Campy: The Two Lives of Roy Campanella'
    Campy: The Two Lives of Roy Campanella Neil Lanctot Simon & Schuster: 516 pp., $28 He was a three-time National League most valuable player, an eight-time All-Star, and played in five World Series, but Roy Campanella was something else when the Dodgers...
  • Don't let the size fool you … Warwick's Ben Delgado is definitely a catcher

    Don't let the size fool you … Warwick's Ben Delgado is definitely a catcher
    At first glance, there's little about Ben Delgado that screams "catcher." He stands 5-foot-8 and weighs 170 pounds, size usually reserved for a middle infielder … or a place-kicker. Then you see him on the field. He throws out 71 percent of would-...
  • Discoveries

    Discoveries
    The Chicken Chronicles Alice Walker (The New Press: 208 pp.,$21.95) You pick up the book and you enter the slow, dazy world of the writer and her chickens. You put the book down to get something to eat and the spell is loosened. You think, "Chickens?...
  • 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...
  • PASSINGS: Chukwuemeka Odumegwu Ojukwu, Jeno Paulucci, Walter Doniger, Lynn Margulis, Irving Elman

    PASSINGS: Chukwuemeka Odumegwu Ojukwu, Jeno Paulucci, Walter Doniger, Lynn Margulis, Irving Elman
    Chukwuemeka Odumegwu Ojukwu Nigerian secessionist leader in '60s Chukwuemeka Odumegwu Ojukwu, 78, a millionaire's son who led Nigeria's breakaway republic of Biafra during the country's civil war that left 1 million dead, died Saturday in a London...
  • Mesa Musings: Listening to the old Pacific Coast League

    College football's bowl season is upon us, but it's time to talk a little Hot Stove League baseball. The year was 1957. I was 12 years old and a huge Mickey Mantle fan. We didn't have Major League Baseball in Southern California in those days. The...
  • Baseball fans meet for diamond dialogue

    Baseball fans meet for diamond dialogue
    Talk baseball with Washington native David Paulson for a few minutes, and his obsessive lifelong fandom pours out in facts, figures and lore. He recalls how he loved the most obscure of Washington Senators players, like outfielder Stan Spence. How he...
  • Mesa Musings: Trusting New Yorkers is a sucker's bet

    "A fool and his money are soon parted," goes the old saw. Gullible describes me as a 19-year-old U.S. Army private in 1964, stationed just outside of New York City. On weekends, my buddies and I would take the New Haven Railroad from New Rochelle, N.Y.,...
  • New York Yankees shortstop Derek Jeter chasing 3,000

    New York Yankees shortstop Derek Jeter chasing 3,000
    He is Mr. November, and every other month in which Major League Baseball is played. He has more hits than Babe Ruth and Lou Gehrig, a higher career batting average than Mickey Mantle and a higher postseason average than Joe DiMaggio. And it won't be...
  • Renters insurance gains traction as market expands

    Renters insurance gains traction as market expands
    Renters insurance, a once nice-but-optional choice, is the new must-have in the booming rental market. "Multiple trends are probably fueling this," said Raleigh Floyd, a spokesman for Allstate Insurance Co. "Apartment vacancy rates are trending downward,...