1. A Scout With Honor: The Man Who Discovered Nolan Ryan

    There are secrets to being a scout. He must have the awareness of a big game hunter (or, better yet, a bird watcher), the eye of an art lover, the prescience of a voodoo witch doctor...

    Douglas McDaniel Written by Douglas McDaniel about 5 years ago 290 reads 0 comments

  2. Jacques Barzun, "Baseball's Best Cultural Critic", Turns His Back on the Game

    "Whoever wants to know the heart and mind of America had better learn baseball, the rules, and reality of the game." This oft-repeated quote by cultural historian Jacques Barzun has served as a mantra for books and magazines covering baseball for 55 years

    Douglas McDaniel Written by Douglas McDaniel about 5 years ago 1,605 reads 0 comments

  3. In Search of the Real "Casey at the Bat"

    "There was ease in Casey's manner as he stepped into his place;There was pride in Casey's bearing and a smile on Casey's face.And when, responding to the cheers, he lightly doffed his hat,No stranger in the crowd could doubt 'twas Casey at the bat...

    Douglas McDaniel Written by Douglas McDaniel about 5 years ago 170 reads 1 comments

  4. Fabled, Ill-Fated Cubs Team of '69 To Agonize Over 40-Year Anniversary

    "Ya gotta believe" are the magic words, the "open sesame" of baseball history, immortalized by Tug McGraw in 1973. But the baseball good wish fairy doesn't always respond...

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  5. Arizona Cardinals: Can They Repeat Their Domination of the NFC West?

    Without a doubt, as the NFC West goes, it's one of the most stick-figured defensive lands in all of the NFL, which helps to explain why the Arizona Cardinals were able to carve them all up for a perfect 6-0 season against their division last year...

    Douglas McDaniel Written by Douglas McDaniel about 5 years ago 171 reads 3 comments

  6. Arizona Cardinals-Karlos Dansby: Contract Questions

    While the Anquan Boldin remains on the main stage as the most drama-filled matter among getting contracts done in time for the next campaign the organization needs to keep an eye on maintaining the defense...

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  7. Cardinals' Report: What's So Funny About Getting a Running Game Going?

    Given the remarkable success of the Arizona Cardinals' last season ... well, due to their unremarkable regular season and miraculous (nearly, probably anyway, despite losing the Super ...

    Douglas McDaniel Written by Douglas McDaniel about 5 years ago 230 reads 0 comments

  8. Cardinals Or Cowboys: One Man's Fan Psychosis at The Crossroads

    My first memory of football was after we moved from Phoenix to Dallas in 1969 and while the whole family was taken on tour of the city, I recall the certainty and denial when we were asked if we would ever become fans of the Dallas Cowboys...

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