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  • Ted Williams .406 mark greatest baseball feat of all-time

     
    So what’s the greatest individual feat in baseball history?...
  • A Dwight Howard-Blake Griffin dunk contest could be the biggest dunk contest ever

     
    Just imagine a dunk contest that features both Howard and the Los Angeles Clippers' Blake Griffin. It would be the biggest, most widely anticipated dunk contest since Michael Jordan, Dominique Wilkins and Clyde Drexler faced off against each other in...
  • In Memoriam, Al Neri, 1952-2011.

     
    If You're Lucky Enough .. ... in this business, you occasionally find great mentors who also become dear friends. Al Neri was just such a man. And as I sit here on a Sunday morning, a day after learning that......
  • Question of the day: Which consecutive-game streak was more impressive, Brett Favre’s or Cal Ripken’s? [Updated]

     
    Writers from around Tribune Co. will weigh in on the topic. Please check back throughout the day, vote in the poll and feel free to leave a response of your own. [Updated at 10:12 a.m.: Who had the most impressive......
  • Brett Favre streak ends, but Cal Ripken Jr. is real Iron Man

     
    The NFL saw the great consecutive starts streak of Brett Favre end at 297 games in the Giants-Vikings Monday night football game. Thankfully, a shoulder injury, not Jenn Sterger halted, Brett Favre's impressive streak....
  • Cal Ripken Jr. predicts Tampa Bay Rays win World Series

     
    Former MLB players turned TBS analysts gave their World Series predictions during a conference call for coverage of division series postseason action, set to start October 6, and the Rays seemed to be a popular choice to make it into the World Series....
  • Ken Burns, Cal Ripken: An extra 'inning' win on PBS

     
    (This is a piece I wrote about Ken Burns and Lynn Novick and their depiction of Cal Ripken in their film "Baseball: The Tenth Inning" that premieres Tuesday on PBS. It was written in June.) One of the marks of an artist is his or...
  • Pre-season question of the day: Can Andrew Bynum make it through the season without an injury?

     
    The praise for Lakers center Andrew Bynum seems plentiful, but it always comes with a qualifier. Bynum can land on the NBA All-Star team -- if he stays healthy. Bynum can become the NBA's best center -- if he stays healthy. Some argue Bynum can eventually...
  • Stephen Strasburg cracks Letterman Top Ten list

     
    As a long suffering Baltimore Orioles fan _ Cal Ripken where art thou? _ baseball has become as boring as watching reruns on CSPAN. Perhaps there is hope down the road from Baltimore. Baseball isn't dead in that area. It just moved down the road to...
  • Favre's streak predates plenty in sports, pop culture

    It was on Sept. 27, 1992 that Brett Favre made his first career start at quarterback, taking the Packers onto Lambeau Field against the Pittsburgh Steelers. Now, 291 consecutive regular-season starts later (and 315 all told, including postseason games),...
  • Thursday, January 13, 2011

    Energizer Keep Going Hall of Fame Baseball hall-of-famer Cal Ripken, Jr., joined FOX 43 Morning News to talk about the other hall of fame he belongs to. He's a member of the Energizer Keep Going Hall of Fame, whose members are ordinary people doing...
  • Hunger Games and archery: A quick way to approach a trend story

    Hunger Games and archery: A quick way to approach a trend story
    Journalists love a trend story, and a trend that ties in to a pop cultural phenomenon? All the better. In the case of the archery story on the front page of Thursday’s Chicago Tribune, an editor posed a hypothesis -- probably after seeing one of the...