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Ben Sheets got me drunk.


On January 26, 2010, Ben Sheets agreed to a one year, $10 million with an additional $2 million in incentives, contract with the Oakland Athletics. 673 more words

Oakland A's

Formative books

I think we all had our formative books: those that stayed with us, changed our young outlooks, made us who we are. I certainly did, and they have been on my mind lately. 1,810 more words

Book Reviews

High and Inside Out: Bill Veeck Integrates Baseball

We know that it was Brach Rickey of the Brooklyn Dodgers who broke baseball’s color barrier permanently. That was in 1947 and baseball was forever changed. 1,103 more words


Independent League Baseball Owes its Existence to Mike Veeck

Mike Veeck comes from a baseball family of team owners, with his last name being one of the most recognizable in baseball history.

In 1993, Veeck was one of three partners who started the successful independent minor league St. 103 more words

Baseball Father

Baseball is almost the only orderly thing in a very unorderly...

Baseball is almost the only orderly thing in a very unorderly world. If you get three strikes, even the best lawyer in the world can’t get you off. 7 more words

Bill Veeck

Currently Reading: Bill Veeck

Bill Veeck by Paul Dickson — As shrewd an innovator as ever existed in sports, Bill Veeck had a hand in everything from the ivy along the outfield walls at Wrigley Field to the integration of the American League to the exploding scoreboard at old Comiskey Park. 37 more words


Major League Baseball, the Cardinals and the Browns, and the Challenge of "Small Markets"

Not until the 1960s did baseball executives begin to use terms like “small market” to describe the unique challenges of operating a successful major league franchise in an environment that did not generate the type of revenues available to teams in such cities as New York, Chicago, and Los Angeles. 1,025 more words