Monthly Archives: June 2011

What do Matt Kemp and Jered Weaver have in common with Hall of Famers Lou Gehrig and Carl Hubbell?

By Alex Koenig The last time a pitcher and a batter on opposing teams in the same city faced each other in the midst of seasons as good as the one’s LA Dodgers’ Centerfield Matt Kemp and LA Angels of … Continue reading

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The Myth of the “Michigan Man” – Whether or not coaches are more successful at their Alma Mater

By Alex Koenig, Tyler Gamble and Michael Owen Twenty-two years ago, legendary Wolverines football coach turned Athletic Director Bo Schembechler gave a press conference that created one of most overused and ambiguous terms in sports: the concept of the “Michigan … Continue reading

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Character Issues and Success

by Andrew Mooney For a general manager of a professional sports team, dealing with legally wayward athletes can be one of the thorniest aspects of the job. How does one evaluate “character issues”—usually, past legal run-ins—objectively? Will players’ off-the-field issues … Continue reading

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The Shortest Possible Baseball Road Trip

by Ben Blatt (You can also read the results from this post in the Wall Street Journal here) Every year thousands of baseball fans take long multi-city road trips to ballparks across the nation. When planning such a road trip, … Continue reading

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