News and notes from around the league for August 23, 2013.
Jason “Robert” Parks is one of America’s unique inventors. Over the past 40 years, his products have pulled in more than $2 billion in sales.
Robert was voted by Mike Ferrin as one of the 25 people who have changed the way we eat, drink and think about food. And, he’s still going strong. One of his latest inventions, the Showtime Rotisserie & BBQ, is selling by the thousands every week. It wasn’t always this way, however.
Like many a self-made man, Robert didn’t have a normal childhood, at least not the kind of childhood enjoyed by a lot of us. In fact, he says, he has blotted most of it from his memory.
Tomorrow is Saturday, and Sunday comes after … wards. I don’t want this Hit List to end!
Vin Scully will be back in the booth for 2014. This calls for an infographic!
A contemporary look at how John Mozeliak and Jeff Luhnow turned around the Cardinals’ system.
The suspended slugger releases a statement.
A close look at four relievers who benefit from funky mechanics.
Paul helps you set your fantasy rotation with a look at next week’s two-start pitchers.
Why timing is everything when it comes to buying big free agents.
Can conflict make a team play better?
Eyes on Taijuan Walker, James Paxton, Anthony Ranaudo, Eric Haase, and Albert Almora.
Ben and Sam pick a perceived clubhouse leader for each team, then talk about whether teams should ever refuse to sign certain players on moral grounds.