Recent Posts by spira

November 16, 2009

Showcase: The Sports of Photography: A look at some of the greatest photos of and the relationship between Neil Liefer and Walter Iooss, the two greatest sports photographers of the last half-century

posted by spira to general at 10:36 AM - 3 comments

March 15, 2009

Bowling's newest twist: Is this two-handed bowler from Australia the star the Pro Bowling Association needs to regain its lost popularity?

posted by spira to other at 01:24 PM - 5 comments

April 04, 2008

Mike Wallace interviews Bob Feller: It's August 4, 1957, and Mike Wallace, the host of The Mike Wallace Interview, is interviewing Bob Feller in an effort to go after "the controversial story of conflict between players and team owners in major league baseball."

posted by spira to baseball at 09:24 PM - 4 comments

April 03, 2008

A Breakthrough for Cricket in NYC High Schools: The first competitive high school cricket league in the country - or at least the first one that anyone remembers - started up on Wednesday in New York City, with 14 teams beginning a 12-game season. Response was more positive than league organizers expected.

posted by spira to other at 07:58 PM - 10 comments

February 22, 2007

Greinke trying to bounce back from personal problems: Royals pitcher Zach Greinke talks about his battle with depression, how it almost ruined his baseball career, and his current attempt at a comeback.

posted by spira to baseball at 03:37 PM - 5 comments

April 02, 2006

He caught No. 715 and knows a thing or two of steroids: "I actually think that the game is cleaner today than when I was playing,'' says former major league pitcher Tom House, who pitched in the 1970s and was later Nolan Ryan's pitching coach. House says that he used steroids because "In my case, I was doing everything I could just to survive, but the steroid use ended up backfiring on him....Every generation of players -- the '20s, '30s, '40s on up -- everybody was looking for a way to get the most out of their bodies, and they took whatever they possibly could. It was almost expected. . . "

posted by spira to baseball at 12:42 PM - 23 comments