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NBA Team Offers Job To Homeless Man

AP/The Huffington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | Sports

CLEVELAND -- The Cleveland Cavaliers have offered a job to a homeless Ohio man with a golden radio voice. Ted Williams, whose deep baritone and pli...

'Golden-Voiced' Homeless Man Becomes An Overnight YouTube Star

Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact

You won't believe your ears. Ted Williams, a former radio announcer who now panhandles on the side of I-71 in Columbus, Ohio, serenaded a Columbus Di...

What's Wrong With Baseball?

Stanley H. Teitelbaum | Posted 05.25.2011 | Sports
Stanley H. Teitelbaum

There is a widespread chorus shouting about baseball becoming increasingly boring. The reality is that although the contests have acquired more of an entertainment atmosphere, the thrust of excitement has waned because of two primary factors.

The Transformative Power of Failure?

Justin Snider | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Justin Snider

Can failure transform us in important -- and healthy -- ways? Should we champion failure as much as we do success? And in the field of education, should we learn not just to live with but to love leaders who fail?

Remember the Name Bob Sheppard

Eugene Michael Santiago | Posted 05.25.2011 | Sports
Eugene Michael Santiago

Bob Sheppard was a voice of the game who became bigger than the game. In the wake of his death, we must not forget the legacy of the man who called Yankee games for 56 years.

"Hub Fans" Redux: John Updike, Ted Williams, and the Great American Essay

Christopher Carduff | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Christopher Carduff

"The heart of fandom," John Updike once wrote, "is identification": that's my team at the top of the division, those are my guys chasing the pennant, and c'mon, let's face it, we're the best.

New Book Goes Behind the Scenes of Nature Films

Wayne Pacelle | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Wayne Pacelle

Palmer's new book is a sharp and searching assessment of the contemporary wildlife media universe from someone who loves the field and wants to see it live up to its promise.

Top 5 Sports Stories

Len Berman | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Len Berman

Owners will vote next week whether or not to change the overtime rule for the playoffs. The new rule would allow both teams to get the ball on offense, if the team that wins the toss kicks a field goal.

"The Changeup"

David Vognar | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
David Vognar

As spring dawns on New York City it will mean more than the end of a snow-coated winter. New Yorkers are anticipating their first season as reigning World Series champs in almost ten years.

Judge: Family Must Give Relative's Frozen Head To Company

AP | SAMANTHA ABERNETHY | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver

DENVER — The remains of a Colorado woman can be frozen by an Arizona nonprofit organization in hopes future technology will be able to revive he...

Ted Williams Head: How SI and the Mainstream Sports Media Gave John Henry Williams a Bum Rap

Brian Ross | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Brian Ross

Let us finally put to rest one myth: Ted Williams was not frozen by his evil son, John Henry Williams.

Top 5 Sports Stories

Len Berman | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Len Berman

Cheer up Mets fans, your long national nightmare is over. And look at the bright side. No heartbreaking last day elimination.

Glock Around The Clock... Twitter, Guns and Gambling Tarnish US Image

Eric Ehrmann | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Eric Ehrmann

With NBA commissioner David Stern suspending Gilbert Arenas, the media has forgotten that this party got started thanks to Twitter.

Is Major League Baseball Going Broke? Why American Needle Makes Sports Leagues Nervous

Brian Ross | Posted 05.25.2011 | Sports
Brian Ross

Major League Baseball appears to be hurting financially. The signs were there from the time we landed at the airport in Indianapolis, site of this year's Baseball Winter Meetings.

Ted Williams' Severed Head Abused In Cryonics Facility

AP | BOB BAUM | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment

PHOENIX — A new book by a former employee of Alcor, the company that froze Ted Williams' remains, alleges the baseball Hall of Famer's body was ...

Quick! Ted Williams Is Defrosting!

Stanley Bing | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy
Stanley Bing

There are claims that a technician took baseball-like swings at Ted Williams' frozen head with a monkey wrench. Since I'm interested in the whole concept of cryogenics, I have certain questions.

Top 5 Sports Stories

Len Berman | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Len Berman

5'5" French President Nicolas Sarkozy bussed in 20 short people to stand behind him for a speech so he would look taller. In a related story, the Knicks have inquired about their availability.

John Updike, Hall of Famer

David Margolick | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
David Margolick

Up until the age of 76, Updike never stopped working, turning out a vast body of words. But nothing can top the astonishing piece he wrote on Ted Williams' final game.

John Updike: Ted Williams of Our Prose

Christopher Lydon | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Christopher Lydon

Updike had a good priest's devotion to his writing vocation. And for all the sex, laughter and inspired mischief we gratefully associate with him, he had also an air almost of sanctity.

John McCain Imagines a Baseball Game

Chris Kelly | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Chris Kelly

McCain left Sunday's Yankees game in the middle of the sixth with the score tied. It didn't really matter to him if he saw the end of the game, since his most cherished sports memories are all imaginary, anyway.