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THE PRICE OF WINNING

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IGNORANCE IS BLISS

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Not long ago, Murray Chass published his thoughts on minorities in baseball with a splash of recent statistics, claiming the numbers would “disappoint, if not disgust” the late Jackie Robinson. The baseball columnist pointed out: • Since the Philadelphia Phillies named Ruben Amaro Jr. general manager Nov. 3, 2008, teams have hired 14 general...

PODCAST: LINDSAY BERRA

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Lindsay Berra can’t remember a time in her life when sports, especially baseball, wasn’t a topic of conversation. Then again, she didn’t have much of a choice; the game was in the Berra DNA. Her dad (Larry) played for the New York Mets organization, one uncle (Dale) played 14 major league seasons, her other uncle (Tim) played one...

BILL BELICHICK: A SPORTS MEDIA CASE STUDY

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I remember reading The Education of a Coach by David Halberstam and marking pages with a highlighter, writing notes in the margin and dog-earing full pages of text. When I spoke to coaches, I recommended they read it too. The book taught me a lot about building leadership skills and coaching talent. I filed the book away on my “read”...

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