I was 10 years old as I stood in front of Mantle. I sheepishly walked up to him, did not say a word, and just handed him the ball. Now, as pitchers and catchers get ready to report to spring training, I ponder.
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The NFL has sent a memo to all the teams to warn them about faking injuries. Teams could face disciplinary action. What? There's faking in football?
How are NFL players spending all their locked-out free time? Working out on their own and studying the legal issues involved in the standoff? Well, some are involved in the legal system.
Major League Baseball has joined the effort to deal with head injuries. They've created a seven-day disabled list just for concussions.
The Dallas Cowboys are ranked the most popular team in the NFL. The St. Louis Rams come in last.
Maris always thought that Rudy was the better athlete and would have hit 62 homers if given the chance. He was wrong
According to a Marist Poll, the most annoying Super Bowl sportscaster cliche is, "it's too bad somebody has to lose."
The death last week of Erich Segal reminded the world of Love Story, his 1969 mega-selling book, and the blockbuster 1970 movie of the same name, for which he wrote the Oscar-nominated screenplay.
Will McGwire's mea culpa help him get into the Hall of Fame? Sportswriters will have to speculate what a player might have accomplished going juiceless.
Mr. McGwire, thank you for opening up a sore that just seemed to be healing.
History is a natural thing. The "winners" may write it, sometimes with considerable bias, but we've always allowed - and even begged for - baseball to be represented by statistics and shorthand.
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