Book Review: The Big Chair

By Budd Bailey, Buffalo Sports Page A while back, a general manager of a National Hockey League team was asked an unusual question: Is your job much fun? He smiled,…

Book Review: 108 Stitches

By Budd Bailey What’s the next best thing to having dinner with Ron Darling? Reading “108 Stitches” by Ron Darling. This is one of those books that’s thankfully easy to…

Book Review: Teammate

Review by Budd Bailey David Ross is the member of a very small club. After all, how many people are associated with World Series winners for both the Chicago Cubs…

Book Review: Blue Monday

By Budd Bailey There’s no rule that saying a major-league sports team has to win eventually. Chances only come up so often, and if the team doesn’t capitalize on that…

Baseball: The Son Also Rises

By Budd Bailey, Buffalo Sports Page Columnist We expect The Chosen Ones in athletics to show up every so often. Usually, though, it isn’t so symmetrical. On July 31, 1966,…

Extra innings, extra baserunner

By Budd Bailey, Buffalo Sports Page Columnist Back in baseball’s offseason, minor league baseball announced a good-sized rule change. When a game went into extra innings, each team would begin…