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Slumps happen, but this is seriousDick Flavin

When a team is playing well, it seems to find ways to win ball games it might otherwise be expected to lose. The reverse is also true; slumping teams sometimes find uncanny ways of snatching defeat from ...

An update on Mookie Dick Flavin

Ten percent of a baseball season is not enough of a sample to be an accurate predictor of how things will turn out in the end. But it is a snapshot of how they are going at a particular time, so let's ...

Happy ChandlerDick Flavin

It was 75 years ago that baseball finally awoke from its long slumber of Jim Crowism and allowed the desegregation of the game. Credit for making the long overdue reform become fact belongs to three men: ...

The old-fashioned Celtics Dick Flavin

The difference between the Boston Celtics and the Brooklyn Nets is that the Nets have the bigger stars but the Celtics have the better team. It's not that the Celtics don't have star players ...

Who's on first?Dick Flavin

There are 312 bronze plaques hanging on the walls of the National Baseball Hall of Fame in Cooperstown, New York. There is only one that is made of gold. It's located in the library on the museum's ...

The Herb Score incident and its aftermath Dick Flavin

Sixty-five years ago this month, at the dawn of the 1957 baseball season, Boston Red Sox owner Tom Yawkey made the Cleveland Indians an offer he hoped they couldn't refuse. He offered one million ...

A cold case file heats upDick Flavin

An unsolved football mystery is back in the news. And the man who put it there is the man who caused it in the first place: Bill Belichick. We refer, of course, to the Case of the Disappearing Cornerback ...

Whatever happened to pitch clocks Dick Flavin

Early this past offseason, baseball was looking down the barrel of a painful and ugly work stoppage. There were some, however, who saw in it an opportunity to install some much-needed reforms to impact ...