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Stop Answering Emails All Day - It May Improve Your Life

Matt Sweetwood | Posted 05.09.2016 | Business
Matt Sweetwood

I am an email monster. I mean, I am really serious about how I use email. I was an early adopter with AOL in the mid-90s as well as, Lycos, Yahoo and ...

A Decade of Huffing and Puffing for the Huffington Post

Al Eisele | Posted 10.26.2016 | Politics
Al Eisele

It's probably due to the fact that I'm turning 80 next year, but I've been looking back on my life a lot lately. It was 50 years ago that I came to Washington as a young newspaper correspondent, 38 years ago that I became Vice President Mondale's press secretary, 21 years ago that I helped start The Hill, and ten years ago that I began writing for the Huffington Post.

John Smoltz Issues Warning To Parents Of Young Baseball Players

The Huffington Post | Lucy McCalmont | Posted 07.27.2015 | Sports

Former MLB pitcher John Smoltz used some time during his Hall of Fame acceptance speech at Cooperstown on Sunday to warn of the "epidemic" of Tommy Jo...

Draft Position and Tracking of Pitchers

Lincoln Mitchell | Posted 06.12.2016 | Sports
Lincoln Mitchell

Pitchers drafted in the late rounds represent much smaller investments for the teams and are therefore expendable. This creates an incentive for the teams to push those late round draft picks who throw very hard through the minor league system quickly with little concern for their futures.

Death of Father of 'Tommy John Surgery' Highlights Tommy John's Hall of Fame Credentials

Al Eisele | Posted 05.07.2014 | Sports
Al Eisele

Tommy John won more games than 39 of the 59 pitchers enshrined in Cooperstown, including such greats as Bob Feller, Sandy Koufax, Whitey Ford, Bob Gibson, Catfish Hunter, Jim Palmer, Jim Bunning and Don Drysdale.

The Hall of Fame Expansion Era Ballot

Lincoln Mitchell | Posted 01.23.2014 | Sports
Lincoln Mitchell

As part of the increasingly complicated Hall of Fame selection process, there are five players on the expansion era ballot-Davey Concepcion, Steve Garvey, Tommy John, Dave Parker and Dan Quisenberry.

Breast Cancer and Baseball

Elizabeth Chabner Thompson, M.D. | Posted 01.23.2014 | Healthy Living
Elizabeth Chabner Thompson, M.D.

With more people talking about "Angelina Jolie Surgery," it's hard to ignore the parallels to Tommy John. How wonderful it is that, due to marvelous advances in medicine, so many patients "get to have" these operations and remain strong, beautiful and productive for many years to come.

What Is a Pitcher For?

Lincoln Mitchell | Posted 11.11.2013 | Sports
Lincoln Mitchell

On August 25th of this year, Matt Harvey, the star pitcher for the New York Mets, suffered an injury that will require Tommy John surgery and cost him the rest of this season and most of the next one.

The Surgery That Changed Baseball Forever

Bleacher Report | Will Carroll | Posted 07.18.2013 | Sports

Imagine baseball without Adam Wainwright, Stephen Strasburg or Anibal Sanchez. Imagine that in the not-so-distant past, John Smoltz and David Wells' c...

A Time-Out to Ponder If Duffers Should be Awed by Therapies Considered Game-Changers by Elite Athletes

Glenn D. Braunstein, M.D. | Posted 09.05.2012 | Los Angeles
Glenn D. Braunstein, M.D.

When the finely honed bodies of elite athletes break down, these players' compulsion to get back in the game sometimes can lead them to embrace medical procedures that eventually may benefit the duffers among us and more.

Made In The USA: Briefs, Bras, Billions

The Huffington Post/AOL Small Business | Geoff Williams | Posted 08.11.2011 | Small Business

Here's the upside to running an underwear business: Virtually every person on the planet is a potential customer. You already know the big names in...

Tom Patterson, Tommy John: 27 Million And Counting

The Huffington Post/AOL Small Business | Lauren Drell | Posted 07.28.2011 | Small Business

Starting your own business is a noble -- not to mention exciting, rewarding and often crazy -- undertaking. The experience is an adventure, to say the...

Fireballer Strasburg Sidelined Until 2012

Tim Wendel | Posted 05.25.2011 | Sports
Tim Wendel

Nothing stands out more than ability and untapped potential. But we need to remember that talent, no matter how breath-taking and seemingly invincible, often struggles to come into its own.

Tommy John: The Man With the Golden (Reconstructed) Arm

Al Eisele | Posted 05.25.2011 | Sports
Al Eisele

Note to Major League Baseball Commissioner Bud Selig: I really don't get it. If Tommy John doesn't belong in the Hall of Fame, I don't know who does.

Phillies Stealing Signs: Say it Ain't so

Roger I. Abrams | Posted 05.25.2011 | Sports
Roger I. Abrams

The Phillies have been accused of cheating by stealing the signs of the opposing catcher using binoculars from the bullpen. Could this possibly be true? Is it time to bring back George Mitchell from the Middle East to do another investigation?

Saying Goodbye To Yankee Stadium

Tony Sachs | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Tony Sachs

This silent September finds the New York Yankees out of the playoff chase for the first time in 15 years as fans count down to the final game at Yankee Stadium, which takes place this Sunday.