Tim Keown's Story On Joe Mauer Wants Minnesota To Get Bent

You're probably used to this sort of subtle cudgel being twirled at cities like New York and Boston, which tend to chew through their heroes just as quickly as they can exalt them. But Tim Keown's piece in the current issue of ESPN The Pulp-Based Periodical is one of the rare stories that quietly rips a place with… »9/22/12 10:44pm9/22/12 10:44pm

Joe DiMaggio's Corpse Has Endorsed A Candidate For Broward County Sheriff

Joe DiMaggio has been dead for 13 years and thinks you should elect Louie Granteed to be Broward County's sheriff. Actually, Granteed got the endorsement of Morris Engelberg, DiMaggio's lawyer and confidante and guy who's been making money off the DiMaggio estate for years. But as the executor of the estate, Engelberg… »4/03/12 4:20pm4/03/12 4:20pm

David Brooks Recalls That Time When Athletes Weren't Impressed With Themselves, Which Was Never

"Joe DiMaggio didn't ostentatiously admire his own home runs, but now athletes routinely celebrate themselves as part of the self-branding process," writes Upmarket Jeff Foxworthy, who, in addressing the Tucson shootings, trains his surveyor symbols on our national immodesty. Any thoughts, Babe? »1/14/11 1:30pm1/14/11 1:30pm