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#ShopLocal: I Heart Hank Plush Dog

Published Aug. 27, 2014

Cute and cuddly, this pup makes a great gift and a perfect good luck charm for the rest of the season. Buy one of these 8-inch tall dogs today and a percentage of the sale will be donated to Wisconsin Humane Society in honor of Hank.

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Brewers, Cardinals make deadline deals

Published July 31, 2014

The race for the National League Central crown is already hot enough, but the St. Louis Cardinals stoked the fires by acquiring two starting pitchers while giving up major league pieces. The front-running Milwaukee Brewers responded by bringing in a Gold Glove-winning outfielder for some prospects.

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Should managers get a Hall of Fame asterisk, too?

Published July 25, 2014

This morning, like many of you, I heard retired baseball manager Tony LaRussa on NPR's "Morning Edition" talking about his induction this weekend in the the Baseball Hall of Fame in Cooperstown. He suggested Mark McGwire should be inducted into the Hall of Fame but with an asterisk. As a manager who benefited from McGwire's performance, should LaRussa's plaque have an asterisk, too?

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Are American athletes soft?

Published July 22, 2014

The "Big Four" sports leagues in this country are increasingly expanding their brand and their reach, which draws interest and players from around the world. As a result, fewer Americans are finding roster spots (outside of football). Pro golf, tennis and soccer bypassed the U.S. long ago. So, are American athletes soft? Do they not have what it takes anymore to reach the top of their profession?

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I'm coming home: Wisconsin's all-time nine

Published July 19, 2014

"I'm coming home." LeBron James rocked the sports world with those three simple words. It got us thinking - what if all of Wisconsin's baseball players did the same thing? Then we realized, wait, there aren't enough active players left to field a full squad. So, we made an all-time team. Did we get it right?

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Social Intercourse

Monday July 14th, 2014 – Island Lake, IL    I have been feeling more than pretty good of late, and attempting to relax and enjoy the charms of summer. It’s been unbelievably slow on the business side, but jam packed with friends calling and asking to get together. My grea...

The Ball Game

Baseball players never hit a home run every chance at bat. The pitching arm is sore or just tired from the double header. Somehow the stars align and that is when the magic happens. The bat is swatted at the air in a few trial strokes. The crowd wild and untamed chanting the player's name. A ...

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