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Baseball draft example for NBA to study

Baseball draft example for NBA to study

Maybe NBA commissioner Adam Silver should pay attention to how the NCAA baseball tournament has played out now that Florida and LSU are set to open a best-of-three College World Series final Monday night in Omaha, Neb.The national powers from the SEC both have rosters of high...

ACC represented in draft better than CWS

ACC represented in draft better than CWS

And then there was one.To the surprise of most of the college baseball world – or at least certainly to the ACC — Miami is the only ACC member bound for the College World Series that starts this weekend in Omaha, Neb. An NCAA-record 10 ACC schools had earned berths to survive the...

Cool Papa Clark steering baseball future

Cool Papa Clark steering baseball future

Tony Clark’s mind always was broader than the games he played. So it comes as no surprise that Clark, the first former big-league player to serve as executive director of the Major League Baseball Players Association, was quick to embrace an opportunity to play spring...

Robinson influenced his neighborhood

Robinson influenced his neighborhood

Note: Spring training is underway and that means plenty of players are enjoying fat contracts as a result of Curt Flood’s challenge to Major League Baseball’s Reserve clause. It’s long been noted in the media how players didn’t support Flood and how few attended his funeral....

The truth about Jerry Coleman

The truth about Jerry Coleman

--- This is my story from May 20, 2008 in recognition of Jerry Coleman and Memorial Day. Note: Coleman passed away Jan. 5, 2014, eight months shy of his 90th birthday.SAN DIEGO -- Don’t let Jerry Coleman fool you.If you judged his baseball career by what he says on radio...