Misfits and champions

A revaluation in the market for baseball players resonates in the lives of young men. It was as if a signal had radiated out from the Oakland A's draft room and sought, laserlike, those guys who for their whole career had seen their accomplishments understood with an asterisk. The footnote at the ... Continue reading

Forgiving Marion Jones

I want you to know that I have been dishonest, and you the have the right to be angry with me. ... I recognize that by saying that I'm deeply sorry, it might not be enough... Therefore, I want to ask for your forgiveness for my actions, and I hope that you can find it in your heart to forgive me. I ... Continue reading

Johnny U

My grandfather loved the Baltimore Colts, so I loved the Baltimore Colts. If Grandpa had been a fan of the Sneedville Snipes, I would have been there with him, because he was my grandfather. But as it turns out, the man knew his football. In his house, the Colts were like American royalty, and ... Continue reading