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Jeff Ruby: A lifetime of being a personal brand

Don McNay | Posted 03.05.2014 | Books
Don McNay

"Oh-oh come take my hand Riding out tonight to case the Promised Land" -Bruce Springsteen The Promised Land for New Jersey-born Jeff Ruby turned out...

Why Aren't Younger Americans More Enamored With Baseball?

Tom Cramer | Posted 12.19.2013 | Fifty
Tom Cramer

I love baseball. I almost wrote I still love baseball, but that's unnatural. That comes from a discussion I heard on sports radio this spring. The announcers were all giddy with anticipation, save the 20-something NBA reporter. He claimed most of his generation remained unbitten by the baseball bug, only interested in the NBA and NFL. I was first stunned, then saddened.

Keen Babbage: The Flip Side of Breaking Bad's Walter White

Don McNay | Posted 01.23.2014 | Books
Don McNay

Dr. Keen Babbage is a middle age, extremely intelligent high school teacher who found out that he had he had stage four cancer. When looking possible death in the eye, Keen and Breaking Bad's Walt came to opposite conclusions.

The Posey and Cain Contracts

Lincoln Mitchell | Posted 06.04.2013 | Sports
Lincoln Mitchell

This is the second year in a row the San Francisco Giants have ended spring training by signing a major star to an enormous contract extension. Catcher Buster Posey is now signed through 2021, with an option for 2022, at a total cost of about $167 million. Last year, they signed pitcher Matt Cain to a similar contract.

Friends and Your Money: Hanging Onto Both of Them

Don McNay | Posted 01.15.2013 | Money
Don McNay

Since family and friends are the primary reasons that people blow a lump sum, if you can invest in good quality relationships, you can go a long way toward maintaining financial success as well.

Top Performances By Catchers In World Series History

Posted 12.26.2011 | Sports

The tools of ignorance. This is the name given the gear strapped on by a catcher in baseball -- the chest protector, shin pads and protective mask...

Baseball's Error: No Marvin Miller in the Hall of Fame

Peter Dreier | Posted 09.19.2011 | Sports
Peter Dreier

Forget steroids. Forget Frank McCourt's mismanagement of the Dodgers. The biggest scandal in baseball at the moment is the Baseball Hall of Fame's failure -- for the fourth time -- to induct Marvin Miller, who freed players from indentured servitude.

Top 5 Sports Stories

Len Berman | Posted 08.07.2011 | New York
Len Berman

Cubs pitcher Carlos Zambrano was in line to win the other day, until his bullpen let him down. Zambrano cut loose with words like "embarrassing" and "we stink." Is everyone taking truth serum in baseball?

MLB Legend Blames Collision On Buster Posey

ESPN | Posted 08.05.2011 | Sports

Hall of Famer Johnny Bench says Buster Posey's season-ending injury was the result of a mistake -- on the Giants catcher's part....

Kentucky's Ultimate Watchdog Journalist

Don McNay | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Don McNay

In April, Al Cross is being inducted in the Kentucky Journalism Hall of Fame. No one worked harder or longer to gather all the nuances of a story than Al Cross.

The Lottery Question

Don McNay | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Don McNay

Everyone has dreams and desires but usually keep them hidden, back in the recesses of their minds. The lottery question gets those dreams and desires out in the open, on the front burner.