Baseball lost a lion last week.
Doug Pappas died of heat prostration while hiking in Texas. He was 43.
You may never have heard of Doug Pappas, but if you're a baseball fan, he was your friend.
Pappas wrote about the business of baseball. He was a people's writer; always speaking in a clear, sturdy voice; always questioning the doublespeaking claims of the powers that be.
In December, 2001, Bud Selig and the baseball owners told Congress they were losing ...Read full story