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Stats obsession helped push Frank Thomas to great heights

RICK MORRISSEY: There was a time there — oh, from 1990 to 2008 — when Frank Thomas’ obsession with personal statistics might have led people to wonder what baseball cap would appear on his Hall of Fame plaque.

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Hawk Harrelson fired Tony La Russa and the rest is baseball history

Tony La Russa by the numbers? Three teams, six pennants, three World Series titles and . . . well, let Hawk Harrelson take it from here. “He managed 33 years, and he only got fired one time,” Harrelson said this week. “You’re talking to the one ass---- …Read More

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      Plenty of action, muscles galore elevate ‘Hercules’

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      LOS ANGELES — You’ll have to say one thing for Brett Ratner’s production of “Hercules”: This movie has a sense of proportion. Running just over … Read More