OK, fans of the written word, the Crooked Book Club is preparing to ramp up. Our inaugural book is “The Cubs Way: The Zen of Building the Best Team in Baseball and Breaking the Curse,” by Sports Illustrated baseball writer Tom Verducci. Since this is our first outing, we may have to play around with
“What’s your favorite baseball movie?” is a pretty tough question. Just because two movies deal with the same sport doesn’t mean they have anything else in common. Baseball movies come in all shapes, sizes, tones, and attitudes, so with a new season just getting underway, use this handy guide to choose a baseball movie based
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If we were playing Family Feud and the question was “Name a Kevin Costner movie,” your best bet would be to hit that plunger and yell out one of his sports films. While a certain “Sly” actor has created an athletic hero who has his own statue, when you think of sports on film, Costner
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