‘Please, Danny, don’t die on my watch’: An oral history of a near-death in the dugout

A year ago, Danny Farquhar was pitching for the White Sox when an aneurysm burst in his brain. Here’s how he and those around him recall that fateful day, his recovery — and his return to the mound. In my own head I said, “Please, Danny, don’t die on my watch here.” ‘Cause I’m holding […]

The Book of Jobu: How ‘Major League’ predicted the future

On the movie’s 30th anniversary, Sam Miller saw it for the first time — and noticed three things the classic baseball film foretold about the modern game. — Read on www.espn.com/mlb/story/_/id/26430248/how-major-league-predicted-future

Inside story of how legendary NFL broadcaster Bob Costas ended up excised from football and out at NBC — ESPN

“More and more is being learned about the now-undeniable link between concussions especially repeat concussions — and subsequent problems with dementia, depression, early onset Alzheimer’s, an entire array of serious medical problems stemming from an injury that is more common in football than in most other sports.” “Here’s the truth,” Costas said. “America’s most popular […]