When you’re a writer, you want something you create to have a long life, to be something that readers will remember and revisit for years to come. If such was Caleb Hannan’s wish, it’s been granted, because his essay on "Dr. V and the magical putter" figures to be a permanent exhibit of what not to do, and how not to treat a fellow human being.http://grantland.com/features/what-grantland-got-wrong/
23 WIFR to Broadcast White Sox and Cubs Games on 23.2 ROCKFORD (WIFR) -- 23 WIFR is proud to announce they will broadcast six Chicago White Sox Games and one Chicago Cubs game on their secondary channel, 23 WeatherNow. The first broadcast will be Friday, September 7th at 7:00pm as the White Sox will take on the Kansas City Royals. This is the second announcement recently from the station involving sports broadcasts. 23 WIFR management recently announced they would air the complete Rockford IceHogs hockey schedule of games for 2012 and 2013. 23 WeatherNow can be seen over the air on channel 23.2, Comcast Cable in the Rockford area on channel 436. In the DeKalb or Rochelle area Comcast Cable carries the channel on 257. Here is a complete listing of all games.... Fri 09/07/12 White Sox vs Kansas City 7:00 PM Mon 09/10/12 White Sox vs Detroit 7:00 PM Tue 09/11/12 Cubs @ Houston 7:00 PM Wed 09/19/12 White Sox @ Kansas City 7:00 PM Wed 09/26/12 White Sox vs Cleveland 7:00 PM Fri 09/28/12 White Sox vs Tampa Bay 7:00 PM Mon 10/01/12 White Sox @ Cleveland 6:00 PM
"The story, via the Chicago Sun Times, is that Danks was hosting Waylon and Blake Papst -- friends of his from high school -- on Aug. 14, 2010 in Chicago when Blake Papst was injured in a fall that left him paralyzed and wheelchair-bound for life."John Danks faces lawsuit for allegedly refusing to call 911 after friend's accidental fall - CBSSports.com
The "Moneyball" story has practical implications. If you use better data, you can find better values; there are always market inefficiencies to exploit, and so on. But it has a broader and less practical message: don't be deceived by life's outcomes. Life's outcomes, while not entirely random, have a huge amount of luck baked into them. Above all, recognize that if you have had success, you have also had luck — and with luck comes obligation. You owe a debt, and not just to your Gods. You owe a debt to the unlucky.http://www.princeton.edu/main/news/archive/S33/87/54K53/index.xml
9. Mark Buehrle, pitcher, White Sox - An interesting free agent possibility for the Red Sox if they could get him in a two-year deal. Buehrle could be their No. 5 starter or give them a competent lefty in the bullpen.Nick Cafardo, Boston Globe I'm just gonna leave this one here...
Oddly enough, some of the least welcoming people when I started out were some of the beat writers covering the teams. This was true both locally and among the visiting press. They seemed to me to be more protective of tradition than the baseball men. There were a few beat writers that I think were rooting for my failure and would have tripped me going out the door. But among most of the baseball men there was the more open-minded practical view of "We’ll wait and see if you can help." I felt they were giving me an opportunity to earn my position, and that’s all I wanted.Craig Wright, the first sabermetrician hired by a team in 1989
two groups of workers whose skills are perishable and yet have a hard time walking away from their jobs: prostitutes and baseball players.http://www.freakonomics.com/2011/09/30/new-freakonomics-radio-podcast-the-upside-of-quitting/
Bianca, who goes by "Bianca Tai" on twitter, announced the news last week. "A goal and a dream come true- I’m a 2011 Raiderette!La Russa's daughter is a Raiders cheerleader