Author Bio & Stories

  • Hugh Alexander experienced the exploitation of baseball from both sides. His life in the game is the game's life in microcosm, for better and also for worse. An excerpt from Jack Moore's ebook Primary Sources.

  • July 30, 2014
    Houston Has A Problem

    There was grumbling in the Houston Astros clubhouse over struggling bonus baby Mark Appel. There's plenty to complain about in Houston, but it's not necessarily Mark Appel's bullpen session.

  • ... it's a nice idea, and easy to get excited about with baseball's playoffs coming up, but that's about it. And yes, we have charts.

  • March 18, 2013
    A Talent For Winning

    For as long as Bo Ryan has been coaching at Wisconsin, questions have been raised about his teams' persistent lack of NBA-grade talent. He and the Badgers keep answering those questions by winning. Perhaps a better question is how Ryan and Wisconsin keep beating all these star-studded opponents, one year after another.

  • January 23, 2013
    Cold Mountain

    The Baseball Hall of Fame has plenty of problems as we saw earlier this month. But the fact that Judge Kenesaw Mountain Landis is in it certainly counts as one, and says a lot about those other problems.