Five American families, each harboring a grave secret, took their seats around a vast dining table at the home of David Bradley, a Washington, D.C., entrepreneur who owns the media company that publishes The Atlantic. . That was isis territory now ...
June 24, 2015
An oral history of how Barry Alvarez transformed the Wisconsin Badgers ...
And I remember looking at the north end zone, the student section, and seeing almost every aluminum seat in the bleachers open. Matt Lepay (Badgers radio One was Bobby Ross, who at that time was at Georgia Tech, but he decided to go to the Chargers ...
June 30, 2015
Meet the Developer Behind Narrative Horror Adventure Perception, The Deep End ...
Being in different time-zones, let alone different states is a huge challenge. People are on their own schedules and I have no interest in turning into this corporate machine where, 'you have to be at your desk at these hours,' and that whole thing ...
July 6, 2015
Marijuana decriminalization bill sent to Rauner's desk
In Chicago, police can issue tickets for possession under 15 grams, and Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel supports the bill. But under state law now, for first-time offenders, possession of up to 30 grams of marijuana is a misdemeanor. Possession of more than ...
May 22, 2015
By the early nineties, when I was in high school, the concept had proved durable—and flexible—enough that a few seniors were playing what they called Rotisserie Cross Country, using the running times of gangly sixteen-year-olds in Bergen County, New ...
April 6, 2015
What Caused Capitalism?
So does a map produced in 2012 by the McKinsey Global Institute, which plots the movement of the world's economic center of gravity out of China in the year 1, barely reaching Greenland by 1950 (the closest it ever got to New York), and now veering ...
April 20, 2015
Charles Murray, trainer, hears cheers of different kind
It's the same way now. Murray arrives at his gym, The Natural Boxing & Fitness Center, 1237 East Main, at 6 a.m. and doesn't leave until 6 p.m. Located in the basement of a building built in 1937 in the Federal Industrial Park that time has forgotten ...
May 14, 2015
Police won’t be able to arrest Illinoisans for having small amounts of marijuana if a bill passed by lawmakers gets Gov. On Thursday, the Illinois Senate joined the House in passing a bill that makes possession of 15 grams or less of marijuana a noncriminal offense. Instead, police would issue a ticket and a fine of no more than $125. The Senate also sent Rauner a bill that would extend the state’s delayed medical marijuana program, which has an imminent expiration date. He opposes the extension, and Catherine Kelly, a spokeswoman for Rauner, reiterated on Thursday the governor’s stance that there’s “a lot of time left to evaluate a pilot program, and we should not extend the program until it has been fully... As for the so-called decriminalization bill, she would say only, “The governor will carefully consider any legislation that crosses his desk. The bill also clarifies, for the first time, how much THC, an intoxicating chemical in marijuana, a driver can have in his system to be considered an impaired driver. Some Illinois municipalities have similar local ordinances that allow police to simply ticket those in possession of small amounts of marijuana. In Chicago, police can issue tickets for possession under 15 grams, and Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel supports the bill. But under state law now, for first-time offenders, possession of up to 30 grams of marijuana is a misdemeanor.
In the fall of 1979, while on a flight from Hartford to Austin, the writer Daniel Okrent was struck by an idea for conducting an auction of baseball players—or, rather, baseball players’ names and their future statistics. His notion was that, using only the stats that could be tallied or figured from the box scores in the morning paper, you could approximate the potency of a virtual team, compare it against other virtual teams, and thereby imagine yourself as a... Okrent mentioned the idea to some friends over lunch at a French restaurant in Manhattan, and this time it took. Instead of Brisket League Baseball, we got Rotisserie, named after La Rotisserie Française, a long-vanished eatery on East Fifty-second Street. The entry fee for the initial ten-team Rotisserie League, in 1980, was two hundred and fifty dollars, and the winner, at season’s end, would collect half of the over-all pot. Okrent feared that this might make them gamblers—personae non gratae—in the eyes of the sport’s custodians. He was planning to write a book, later published as “Nine Innings,” that would be a micro-examination of a single baseball game, between the Milwaukee Brewers and the Baltimore Orioles. To be safe, they confined their Rotisserie auction to players from the National League, rendering the Brewers and Orioles irrelevant. “A guy I came to know in the American League president’s office said it was absolutely the right thing to do,” Okrent said.
Calallen's Danaher adds to legacy with induction into THSCA Hall of Honor
That was right around the time when spread offenses were really getting popular. It may look good in college, but you had to have a guy that was able to complete some passes. It took some courage for him to step out of what I would call his comfort zone ...
July 22, 2015
MLB, Players Opposed on Pitch Clocks
“We also made a decision to make a significant investment to test the 20-second pitch clock further at Double-A and Triple-A ... strikes decisions any time soon, partly because batters of different heights have different zones. “It’s because of ...
July 19, 2015
Manfred: No timetable for Pete Rose decision
Manfred said he began spending additional time ... clock as something that could be useful to the game at the big-league level.” But Clark said, pointedly, “Hear me very clearly on this one. The idea that a particular rule in Double-A or Triple-A ...
July 15, 2015
MLB notebook: Pitch clock a divisive issue for league, players union
If they exceed that time limit, the batter is awarded a ball. “We remain positive about the 20-second clock that it could be useful to the ... moving in the right direction,” Clark said. Strike zone discussed MLB chief baseball officer Joe Torre ...
July 14, 2015
MLB open to using pitch clocks to speed up play; players' union opposed
"We also made a decision to make a significant investment to test the 20-second pitch clock further at Double-A and Triple-A ... and-strikes decisions any time soon, partly because batters of different heights have different zones. "It's because of ...
July 14, 2015
The Latest: Manfred before All-Star Game on Rose, expansion
Asked if umpires are calling a lower strike zone, Manfred deferred to Torre ... MLB has been experimenting with a 20-second pitch clock in Double-A and Triple-A. Manfred says the results are encouraging but bringing the clock to the big leagues would ...
July 14, 2015
The Latest: Warm applause for Rose on field at All-Star Game
The first-time All-Star says "just being here is crazy ... MLB has been experimenting with a 20-second pitch clock in Double-A and Triple-A. Manfred says the results are encouraging but bringing the clock to the big leagues would require negotiated ...
July 14, 2015