Ohio State's Jeff Heuerman Is Switching His Number to 5 in Honor of Braxton Miller

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Cubs Celebrate Strike Season, Cuban Independence

By Phil Hecken

First, and most important thing: Paul has his annual College Football Preview today (one of the most anticipated columns of the year). Here’s the link.

Now then. Yesterday, the Chicago Cubs continued their year-long celebration of Wrigley Field by donning their 1994 alternate jerseys, jerseys which many have said fairly . . . → Read More: Cubs Celebrate Strike Season, Cuban Independence

Let’s Look at Last Night’s Braves/A’s Throwback Game

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Paul here, still pinch-hitting this weekend. The Braves and A’s wore turned back the clock 100 years last night, as both teams wore 1914 throwbacks. How’d they do? First let’s take a look at the original 1914 designs that the throwbacks were based on (keeping . . . → Read More: Let’s Look at Last Night’s Braves/A’s Throwback Game

“So relax! Let’s have some fun out here! This game’s fun, OK?…

By Phil Hecken

…It’s fun, Goddamit!” — Crash Davis, Bull Durham

Yesterday the Cubs, continuing their throwback-to-each-decade-in-Wrigley’s-existence promo, turned back the clock to 1988, for their game against the Tampa Bay Devil Rays. Of course, the Tampa Bay Rays weren’t in existence in 1988, so instead of throwing back to a minor-league team, . . . → Read More: “So relax! Let’s have some fun out here! This game’s fun, OK?…