November 24, 2003 | Mark Bechtel
$1 millionBonus promised U.S. swimmer Michael Phelps, who set seven world records last summer, by swimsuit maker Speedo if he wins seven golds at either the 2004 or the 2008 Olympics.
March 17, 2003 | Daniel G. Habib
Spurning high-priced closers, the RED SOX are touting a new strategy and testing the odds with a mix of low-cost relievers to get them out of jams
November 18, 2002 | Bill Scheft
You know, I don't need this job. Anytime I want, my frat buddies can hit a Pick Six for me.
November 18, 2002 | Tom Verducci
Boston (zero titles in 84 years) hires Bill James to crunch its numbers
August 27, 2001 | Michael Silver
Over RATEDBaseballIf I have to Endure another self-important George Will-Bill James-Ken Burns spew on the lofty significance of this national pastime that is past its time, I'm going to hurl. I know, I know—only by...