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Nothing about Marvin Miller seemed feisty or controversial at first glance; the soft-spoken economist was a smallish man with gray hair and a tidy mustache. But as a union leader, it was Miller who took on baseball's establishment in the late 1960s,...
He didn’t look like much of a revolutionary. He looked like an economist, which he was, only with some serious attitude. Kind of bookish, but with an unnerving gleam in his eye. The last guy you ever wanted to get into a fight with was Marvin...
Tags: Sports, Vin Scully, Politics, Ryan Madson, United Steelworkers
Talking baseball while wondering how Tom Thibodeau is going to survive until Derrick Rose returns: 1. To say that Marvin Miller was as tough as nails is to compliment the strength of nails. Miller has passed away at the age of 95, and somewhere there...
Sun SentinelI wasn’t expecting any assurances. I didn’t think President of Baseball Operations Larry Beinfest would guarantee that Giancarlo Stanton would be a life-long Marlin. At a minimum, I was banking on the “some players are less likely to...
Tags: Miami Marlins, Sports, David Samson, John Buck, Spring Training
Maybe you’re not a big Bud Selig fan. Maybe you’re still irked about that Milwaukee All-Star game or that he ever allowed the Dodgers to be sold to Frank McCourt or an inability to find a new barber. But say this for Selig, when he dug in...
Burp. Where am I, and why are there turkey feathers in my mouth? Oh, that's right. It was Thanksgiving, and I wasn't willing to wait for the oven to get hot. But now that the gorging is over and I've come to my senses (so to speak), here are a few...
Were you suspicious? Were you not just a tad nervous about hedge-fund billionaire Steven Cohen buying the Dodgers? There were certainly reasons to be, even after local extravagantly rich guy Patrick Soon-Shiong joined the Cohen bid. Some were...
Sun Sentinel columnistThree Things to consider on this sports Tuesday: Thing 1: Don't know about you, but I feel so much better about the Miami Marlins going forward now that Bud Selig has promised to "continue to monitor this situation." Oh, Shruggin' Bud will "monitor"...
Future baseball Hall of Famer Tony La Russa stood next to Bulls coach Tom Thibodeau on the Patriots sidelines Wednesday in Foxborough, Mass., as both watched coach Bill Belichick teach football at minicamp. Neither man was there to pick Belichick's brain...
Life's cruel, sometimes. A year ago, the Cardinals and Rangers were atop the baseball world. They rode their talent and ability to deliver in the clutch all the way to the World Series. Now they're fighting for their lives in a new form of torture,...
While the stadium issues in Oakland and Tampa Bay are viewed as the most critical in baseball, Commissioner Bud Selig quietly is trying to help the Cubs secure funding for a public-private partnership that would allow Wrigley Field to be updated along the...
When the trade deadline rolled around at the end of July, the Phillies were 46-57, which put them only 21/2 games better than the Cubs in the National League's wild-card playoff standings. They were in ninth place, 13 games behind the Braves for the...
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