1. MLB Players to Tell My Kids About, Vol. 3: Greg Maddux

    Sometimes, ballplayers who don't look like they should be fantastic just are. On the surface, there's nothing too impressive about them—no God-given gift which makes them stand out from their peers at a young age...

    Zander Freund Written by Zander Freund about almost 7 years ago 489 reads 22 comments

  2. MLB Players to Tell My Kids About, Vol. 2: Ken Caminiti

    Heart, arm, and honesty.Those are the three characteristics I will remember Ken Caminiti for, and three principles that I will convey the importance of to my children.I mean, think about it....

    Zander Freund Written by Zander Freund about almost 7 years ago 1,745 reads 7 comments

  3. MLB History Contest: The All-Time Philadelphia Phillies Roster

    A few weeks back, I proposed an MLB History Contest to the baseball freaks on Bleacher Report.The task? Choose an MLB franchise—other than the New York Yankees, Boston Red Sox, and St...

    Zander Freund Written by Zander Freund about almost 7 years ago 3,251 reads 10 comments

  4. MLB Players to Tell My Kids About, Vol. 1: Vince Coleman

    In a column I wrote nearly a month ago, I explained the differences between the two groups of baseball stars I've been lucky enough to witness firsthand: the Ozzie Smith generation and the Mark McGwire generation...

    Zander Freund Written by Zander Freund about almost 7 years ago 2,411 reads 9 comments

  5. The Catch II

    It was the 1998 NFC wild card game: Niners v. Packers. I was 16 years old, my brother Nick 14. It had been an exciting NFL season and the two of us had been glued to the television set every Sunday to watch our beloved San Francisco 49ers...

    Zander Freund Written by Zander Freund about 7 years ago 1,893 reads 2 comments

  6. Federer takes out Djokovic in U.S. Open Men's Finals in straight sets

    The U.S. Open Men's Tournament ended with a truly exciting match on Sunday, as rising star Novak Djokovic took on Roger Federer—perhaps the sport's greatest player to ever step onto the court—in the men's finals...

    Zander Freund Written by Zander Freund about 7 years ago 1,001 reads 0 comments

  7. MLB History Contest: The All-Time Oakland Athletics Roster

    Life is all about choices. That's one of the few things I've learned during my time on Planet Earth. Choices are important because they're the crux of this little thing we humans call free will...

    Zander Freund Written by Zander Freund about 7 years ago 369 reads 8 comments

  8. The Ozzie Smith Generation vs. the Mark McGwire Generation

    I've been on this earth for 24 years. All things considered, that's not too long. But in the world of baseball—a game thatchanges with regularity—it seems like ages...

    Zander Freund Written by Zander Freund about 7 years ago 1,441 reads 15 comments

  9. Pacman Jones' Brilliant Interview

    Did you see that interview with Pacman yesterday?It's almost hard to believe that this is the same guy who apologized to Tennessee fans and the Titans organization just a few months ago...

    Zander Freund Written by Zander Freund about 7 years ago 936 reads 4 comments

  10. Bill Walsh: A Legend Passes Away

    Bill Walsh, former coach of the San Francisco 49ers, died today at 75 years of age after fighting a long battle with leukemia...

    Zander Freund Written by Zander Freund about 7 years ago 593 reads 8 comments

  11. Memo to Bud Selig: Let Jason Giambi Apologize

    Nice going, Bud. ESPN is reporting that MLB Commissioner Bud Selig is strongly considering suspending Yankee slugger Jason Giambi, who in an interview with USA Today nearly a month ...

    Zander Freund Written by Zander Freund about over 7 years ago 447 reads 3 comments

  12. NBA Finals: Can We Compare LeBron James to Michael Jordan Yet?

    The question for these NBA Finals isn't whether the Cavs can beat the Spurs. It's whether LeBron James can prove he's the second coming of Michael Jordan. Michael Jordan never lost a championship series...

    Zander Freund Written by Zander Freund about over 7 years ago 1,287 reads 19 comments

  13. Dogfighting Aside, Michael Vick's Career Is a Failure

    Bleacher Report's Alexander Freund responds to the conversation generated by Beezer McBeeze's " Where There's Smoke There's Michael Vick" article by breaking down the reasons for Michael Vick's failures ON the field...

    Zander Freund Written by Zander Freund about over 7 years ago 430 reads 7 comments

  14. All-Time NBA Teams: The Ultimate Draft, Part 2

    Welcome to part two of the All Time NBA Mock Draft. The goal, if you're just joining in, is to draft a five man roster that—if they stepped on the court today—could do the most damage...

    Zander Freund Written by Zander Freund about over 7 years ago 438 reads 15 comments

  15. All-Time NBA Teams: The Ultimate Draft, Part 1

    A few weeks ago, three of my Bleacher Report compatriots and I got together to select our all-time NBA rosters in a mock draft. The goal was to draft a five man roster that—if they stepped on the court today—could do the most damage...

    Zander Freund Written by Zander Freund about over 7 years ago 450 reads 0 comments

  16. Steroids and Shrinkage: How One Commerical Can Open a Million Eyes

    I get home from work after a hard day at the office. My shoes fly across the room, the fridge is raided for any sign of beer that's less than two years old, and I collapse onto the couch like a kid who just sniffed too much paint...

    Zander Freund Written by Zander Freund about over 7 years ago 1,361 reads 4 comments

  17. Baseball Is Here But Where Are the Bleacher Report Writers?

    Hey people—it's spring again. You know what that means: baseball. And lots of it. For those of you still in school, that means plenty of games—all day every day...

    Zander Freund Written by Zander Freund about over 7 years ago 225 reads 9 comments

  18. Iverson, Carmelo Will Win Denver a Championship

    Allen Iverson is one of the best players in the history of the NBA. That's not a bold statement. He's lead the league in scoring four times, steals thrice, and gotten a team to the finals who had no business being there...

    Zander Freund Written by Zander Freund about almost 8 years ago 461 reads 9 comments

  19. "World Cup" Culture vs. American Sporting Culture

    It's hard for Americans to understand what the World Cup means to people all around the world. Sure, we care about who wins in the end, and enjoy watching the highlights of the day on SportsCenter...

    Zander Freund Written by Zander Freund about over 8 years ago 1,831 reads 0 comments

  20. King James' Court

    Not quite as laughable as drafting Sam Bowie over Michael Jordan, nor as laughable as those (including myself) who insisted the Colts should pick Ryan Leaf over Peyton Manning. But it's laughable none the less...

    Zander Freund Written by Zander Freund about over 8 years ago 408 reads 1 comments

  21. Greatest Pitchers, Part II: 1871-1903

    What better place to start our analysis than at the very beginning of baseball history, when the National Association became the first professional baseball league in 1871...

    Zander Freund Written by Zander Freund about over 8 years ago 402 reads 1 comments

  22. Greatest Pitchers, Part I: Methodology

    Who is the greatest pitcher of all time? Questions like these have been debated for almost as long as baseball has existed. For fans and historians, such discussions constitute a pastime within our National Pastime...

    Zander Freund Written by Zander Freund about almost 9 years ago 407 reads 3 comments