Dave Winfield Appeared In An 80's Ad For Toronto Tourism, Years Before Joining The Blue Jays

Dave Winfield only spent one season with the Blue Jays, but his role in helping Toronto win the 1992 World Series made him a legend in the eyes of Hogtownians. That wasn't always the case, though. After a 1983 incident in which Winfield killed a seagull during warmup tosses—an incident that earned him animal-cruelty… » 6/14/12 11:50am 6/14/12 11:50am

The Last Act Of The Notorious Howie Spira

Howard Spira appeared in the Gawker offices one summer day as if summoned from the beyond, which in some sense he had been. He just stood there, anxiously clutching a black plastic bag, his enormous green eyes sweeping the room. His skin had the hue of a life spent mostly indoors and in poor health. His shoulders were… » 10/26/11 3:45pm 10/26/11 3:45pm