December 11, 2013
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About Paul Francis SullivanSully (born Paul Francis Sullivan) is an Emmy nominated television producer whose credits include "The Daily Show with Jon Stewart" and "The Bonnie Hunt Show." He has appeared on HBO Sports' "The Curse of the Bambino" as well as ESPN2 and the award winning baseball documentary "Spaceman - A Baseball Odyssey." As a performer he has appeared on "Monk" and "Late Night with Conan O'Brien." As a filmmaker he directed and co wrote the indie film "I'll Believe You" and has won awards for his many short films including "Sergi" which was featured on PBS' "Independent Lens." He is a Boston Red Sox fan. He lives in L.A. County with his wife and kids.
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There are more than five unanswered questions. But here are the five big ones as the Marlins enter yet another rebuilding process.
No team's 2012 season is more up in the air than the Los Angeles Dodgers'.
Could Dave Duncan have transformed the Mariners into a playoff contender in the 1980s? The pieces were certainly there!
Babe Ruth almost became a member of the New York Giants. How could baseball history have changed if John McGraw had gotten his way?
I have no proof that Paul Sorrento visited a fortune teller before the 1991 season, but if he did, the results would have been eye opening.
If he gets there, he won't be the only 3,000-hit man without a 200-hit season.
Can you imagine the Senators in Los Angeles? Or the Giants in Toronto? It could have been.
Imagine if past drafts were just a little bit different: The "What ifs?" of draft day.
Why did the hapless Phillies stay in Philadelphia and the history-rich Athletics move? William D. Cox.
Forget televising the MLB draft. The trade deadline could be a great baseball fan TV showcase.
Instead of having the All-Star Game be the Mid-Season Classic, why not have it be the spectacular season opener?
Neither has ever participated in a World Series. Through their careers, their bad luck has clobbered the odds.
The recently retired Carlos Delgado had a wonderful and respected career. But with a break here or there, he could have been a beloved New York legend.
Vernon Wells is about to start what could be the most joyous season of his solid career.
If "The Terminator" had stuck around, he might have had the resume and intangibles for a Cooperstown run
Big hopes, crossed fingers and a few expiring highlight the up coming year in Boston
It seems like the right thing to do now, but both sides will regret it.
If baseball wants to expand its appeal beyond the Northeast, then focus on the potential wide appeal of the Cincinnati Reds
Mike Morgan’s wild, weird and wonderful career has crossed paths with more than a generation of baseball greats.
How would winning the 2011 World Series affect each current manager's Hall of Fame credentials?
They had the chance to clinch a postseason series for their team with one swing. None did.
Or are Jim Leyland, Mike Scioscia and Ozzie Guillen Hall of Fame managers?
Could the Pirates have become the pioneers of integration and assembled one of the greatest teams in baseball history? We will never know for sure.
Imagine how great the National League could be if the Mets, Cubs and Dodgers could all be major contenders at the same time!
Was 1985 to 1988 the greatest postseason run we will ever see?
Regular season dominance? Check. Postseason highlight? Check. If they just hit a milestone or two and don't flame out, they'll be getting ready for Cooperstown.
There was a time when Tampa Bay looked like a potential baseball oasis. Now they have to give tickets away to see a great team.
We have the technology to call balls and strikes more accurately, speed up the game and make it more fair. So why aren't we using it?
Since 1988, they can't seem to keep an identity for more than a few years.
Just because a contract is bloated and crippling to your team's payroll doesn't mean it can't be moved. Just swap your bad contract for someone else's bad contract.
Cliff Dapper might not have been an All Star on the field... but his life was worth saluting
... he could have sparked a Hall of Fame voting controversy.
Will the Pirates be big spenders this off-season? Nah... but they should pretend to be.