Padres Legend Jerry Coleman Was The Yogi Berra You Never Knew

You'd better go to other people's funerals, else they won't go to yours. Even if you don't know the source of the quip — that'd be Lawrence Peter Berra, known to the world as Yogi — it'll follow its speaker to the grave. Like Casey Stengel, another of baseball's never-ending fortune cookies, Berra had the luck to reign … » 1/08/14 8:47pm 1/08/14 8:47pm

Lou Reed's Secret Chord

Aw hell. Lou Reed is dead. There's a live version of "Sweet Jane" from 2003 that I can't find online right now but is worth a listen today, in the man's honor. Reed is noodling around with the song, working through that famous riff, more of a shuffle now than the strut you remember from the album. Just as the audience… » 10/27/13 4:09pm 10/27/13 4:09pm

Bill Sharman Became A Legend For (And By) Thanking Everyone

Your mom might've told you to write thank-you notes once upon a time, and it seemed like such a chore, an exercise in obsequiousness. Typically, it was rote. Someone slides a sawbuck into a birthday card, you're condemned to scribble out a few lines of scripted treacle: Thank you so much for the money, I am going to… » 10/26/13 11:08pm 10/26/13 11:08pm