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This Millionaire Baseball Player Lives in a Van

He finds luxury in minimalist living.

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Why It's Hard to Imagine a Better Sports Hero Than Lou Gehrig

I remember my grandmother talking about how she cried when Lou Gehrig gave his "luckiest man on the face of the earth" speech at Yankees stadium, announcing that he was going to retire from baseball after being diagnosed with ALS, an illness that would soon become known as Lou Gehrig's disease.

I remember my grandmother talking about how she cried when Lou Gehrig gave his "luckiest man on the face of the earth" speech at Yankees stadium, announcing that he was going to retire from baseball after being diagnosed with ALS, an illness that would soon become known as Lou Gehrig's disease.

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Billion Dollar Pro Athlete: Might Not Be as Distant as You Think

A billion-dollar athlete. Seems like we've got a long way to go to get there, but I don't doubt it's coming.

It's too bad I'm not as much of a baseball fan now as I was in elementary school, because the sport offers a lot of fascinating stories revolving around money and its worth. Heck, I could do a series on the Miami Marlins.

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At one point last Wednesday, on what has rightly been called the best night in baseball history, I texted a sports-obsessed friend whose hometown Baltimore Orioles were in the thick of the action.

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For Love or Moneyball: Lessons Learned From Baseball

Friends keep asking me if Moneyball is good, but I have no idea. How can you evaluate the quality of your own home movies?


The first man to break my heart was a burly meathead with bad facial hair and an occasional drug habit. His name was Jeremy Giambi, and he was the designated hitter for the Oakland Athletics.

It was 2001, I was 17 years old, and the A’s were on the verge of sweeping the Yankees in the first round of the playoffs. But with the A’s clinging to a 1-0 lead in the 7th inning of Game 3, Giambi inexplicably decided not to slide into home plate and was tagged out. My beloved team went on to lose the game and the series, and I learned what betrayal felt like.

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World's Largest Baseball Bat?

Is Elysburg, Pennsylvania home to this wonder of the world?

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