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Cubs Win Epic World Series and Remind us of All that Can Be

Friends of Padre Steve’s World,

The late W.P. Kinsella wrote: “Baseball is the most perfect of games, solid, true, pure and precious as diamonds. If only life were so simple. 795 more words


"You never forget your first": Mike Veeck on Bill Veeck's '48 Indians and the family approach to doing business

Baseball marketing legend Mike Veeck joins Dave Hoekstra for a World-Series discussion on the Veeck family philosophy of incongruity (exemplified by Harry Caray’s 7th inning stretch), the importance of learning how to listen in business and in life, and his father Bill Veeck’s 1948 World Champion Cleveland Indians team, the gutsy moves of bringing in Satchel Paige and Larry Doby, and more. 20 more words

Chicago White Sox

GM Update #15: Bill Veeck

Bill Veeck isn’t exactly a GM. Nor is he exactly an owner-operator. At some times he was an owner-operator (part of the time in Cleveland and all the times in St. 2,248 more words


Happy Anniversary Mr. Gaedel

On this date 65 years ago in 1951 at St. Louis’s Sportsman’s Park a pinch hitter by the name of Eddie Gaedel would step into the batter’s box for the St. 221 more words


‘Those Wild and Wacky White Sox Are At It Again!’

‘Chicago White Sox Suspend Chris Sale for ‘Destroying Team Equipment’

“The Chicago White Sox on Sunday said it has suspended Chris Sale following a clubhouse incident Saturday night, in which the pitcher reportedly damaged throwback jerseys the team was scheduled to wear. 524 more words


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

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