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Professional content writer, reporter and editor since 1998, publishing for Yahoo, CBS, Selectquote, Nurse, MLB.com, VICE and Baseball Prospectus. Member of the Baseball Writers Association of America since 2013.
Podcast Audio + Video
Talking the Houston Astros sign-stealing scandal
Guest: Dave Brown of Yahoo's Big League Stew. He knows his White Sox, and is one amusing dude. He's on Twitter @AnswerDave, and you can check out his Big League Stew page.
New @SoxMachine Podcast with guest @AnswerDave. https://t.co/qn7rcvqSWC
Raccoons like baseball -- who knew?
Colby Rasmus of the Toronto Blue Jays does some tricks with a bat and ball — and makes a boast about his record.
Sports Writing + Editing
Expected by most to be a backup after slashing .223/.299/.346 over nearly 1,300 plate appearances for his career, and hitting poorly in 2016, Hicks started producing in spring training and hasn’t stopped. “I don’t want to be considered a fourth outfielder,” Hicks has said.
So it was with great gratitude on my part that he sat down for an Answer Man session inside his booth at PETCO Park in San Diego before a recent Los Angeles Dodgers game.
The comments that new Oakland Athletics shortstop Hiroyuki Nakajima made about GM Billy Beane, that he "is extremely sexy and cool," got me thinking about ranking the sex appeal of MLB's top execs.
How teammate and countryman Carlos Martinez -- and all of the St. Louis Cardinals -- tried moving forward in the wake of the tragic death of the club's top prospect, Oscar Taveras.
Jon Sciambi grew up in a unique part of New York City, playing ball on tiny Roosevelt Island and rooting for the Philadelphia Phillies. As the radio play-by-play voice of ESPN's Sunday Night Baseball since 2010, Sciambi is working something like a dream job.
KANSAS CITY, Mo. - Craig Colquitt watched his son's punt sail toward the near sideline at Arrowhead Stadium. He knew a poor kick might mean trouble for the Vikings. Dad, who won two Super Bowl rings punting for the Pittsburgh Steelers in the late 1970s, was right.
Oakland Athletics right-hander remembers a lesson of his youth that helped him become a professional: Learning to throw a sinker in eighth grade.
Joe Buck of Fox Sports, who is covering his 18th World Series, recently sat down for an Answer Man Q&A at Kauffman Stadium in Kansas City.
Before Martin Luther King Jr. marched in Alabama and on the Washington mall, Jackie Robinson marched around the bases on major league ball fields.
Blue Jays pitcher David Price has not gotten favorable results in his postseason starts, and says it's up to him to improve -- or else.
Why did it take nearly 10 years, four organizations and 3,000 plate appearances in the minors to reach the big leagues?
In addition to driving ability, everybody knows you have to have a name that sounds like you should drive a stock car or else NASCAR just won't letcha' race.
President Obama was not born in Hawaii -- at least that's what Orioles slugger Luke Scott says in this candid Q&A.
When he makes pitches, he has to touch himself. Arrieta explains why he's an incessant chest-tugger.
KANSAS CITY, Mo. - Even though his team fell out of contention long ago, Kyle Gibson and the Minnesota Twins made it a horse race Sunday afternoon. Not a literal horse race - but almost - with 19 rookie players dressing up in absurd stuffed horse-and-jockey costumes for a real-ish derby 'round Kauffman Stadium.
With his dark, bushy beard and six-foot-three barrel-chested frame, Detroit Tigers rookie Michael Fulmer was an immediate presence on the mound this year merely by virtue of his appearance. But Fulmer could pitch, too. From May 21st to June 17th, he accumulated a 33.3-inning scoreless streak that established him as a leading candidate for American League Rookie of the Year.
Humphreys caught a disputed home run hit by Mike Moustakas in Game 6 of the World Series, reaching near the fence -- but not beyond it.
Born in Berlin to star ballet dancers not long after fall of communism in Germany, Minnesota Twins outfielder Max Kepler is having one of the better rookie seasons in the American League. Twins manager Paul Molitor has given Kepler a lot of responsibilities, from playing every day, including against left-handed pitching, to hitting in the middle of the lineup.
Social media star Sean Doolittle of the Oakland Athletics teaches his elders about the nuance of Web 2.0.
Kevin Pillar of the Blue Jays flies through the air and makes incredible diving plays in the outfield -- like Superman might. Is Pillar the real Man of Steel? He doesn't deny it.
He does not come off as straight outta Compton (he's from St. Paul, Minn.) but reigning AL MVP enjoys listening to music about the thug life - to the point that he's put down actual hip-hop beats with pals in a home studio.
"The Simpsons" put out a commercial preview for the 2015 World Series -- here's a breakdown of each scene.
The Royals are champions for the first time in 30 years and for the second time ever.
Slugger Jose Bautista recently spent a morning distributing free shoes to needy kids at a Boys and Girls Club in Minneapolis during All-Star week. The league's leading vote-getter wanted to do something nice while he was in town.
Welcome back to an Unscientific Power Rankings for Major League Baseball. Thanks to increased government funding, we've expanded to a top 20! Let's start at the top-by beginning at the bottom. Scotty, lower Shields! 1. James Shields symmetry (LW: 7) Impeccable.
Giant balls, slime, and a pair of Golden State Warriors sharpshooters.
Terrance Gore of the Royals talks dunking, jumping over a car, velocity and the 2014 Royals.
The Atlanta Braves' decision on Tuesday to fire manager Fredi Gonzalez wiped away what remained of a dying breed, so to speak, in Major League Baseball: The Latino field manager. The Cuban-born Gonzalez, who speaks fluently in Spanish and English, had been the holdout. Not that MLB has a deep history of hiring Latino managers.
1. David Ross's All-Star Game chances (Last Week: Not Ranked) Lester had it going tonight. @Cubs pic.twitter.com/GbJZttFSxV - Randall J. Sanders (@RandallJSanders) June 2, 2016 Read More: Pedro Martinez Remembers the Night He Almost Threw an Extra Innings Perfect Game Chicago Cubs left-hander Jon Lester is endorsing catcher David Ross for baseball's All-Star Game, and it's not entirely ridiculous.
Harmon Killebrew's career spanned the end of the original Washington Senators and the dawn of the Minnesota Twins. He blasted 573 homers over parts of 22 seasons in the majors, culminating in his election to the Hall of Fame - on his fourth attempt - in 1984.
Business + Entertainment Writing
(My work for Influence)
Cryptocurrency made a poor first impression with the public. It still could make transformative changes in the world of finance.
Getty HGTV has assembled one of the most popular groups of reality stars on TV.
It is never too early for someone to start thinking about healthcare coverage. As you approach age 65, Medicare insurance may be top of mind. Most people in the workforce, or their spouses, have been paying into the Medicare fund for most of their working lives.
What's the motivation and technology driving cryptocurrency's biggest brand name?
What most people think of as Social Security is just one part of a much larger program. In 1935, President Franklin Delano Roosevelt signed the Social Security Act-legislation that provided for Retired Worker Benefits, Survivor Benefits and Disabled Worker Benefits. This post focuses on Retired Worker Benefits-that money you're expecting to see after all those years of payroll deductions.
Nurse staffing needs and rates have shifted more to the outpatient settings, but the need for acute care services is about to get more intense.
French police detained 17 people for questioning on Jan. 8, 2016 in connection with the armed robbery of reality star Kim Kardashian during Fashion Week in Paris in October 2016, reported CNN . As the investigation intensifies, what have we learned about these brash bandits?
Whether you're closing on the purchase of a home or trying to reduce insurance costs, getting home insurance quotes tops your to-do list. But, before you pick up the phone or go online to shop for homeowners insurance, do your homework.