“Then I remember light. Thousands of lights. Waves of tiny diamonds. The whole stadium flashing and Jason, who would die five months later on the side of a south Georgia highway, leaning into my ear and whispering, Maddux.” In SB Nation, Jeremy Collins shares a story of friendship and baseball: Thirteen Ways Of Looking At
Greg Maddux

+ “San Francisco’s most gripping story isn’t on the baseball field. It’s up in the broadcast booth, where one of the team’s most popular and enduring figures is fighting an epic battle … with a little help.” ESPN’s Steve Fainaru with what will remain the biggest story for San Francisco Giants’ fans regardless of how the team does in the playoffs. Mike Krukow, Duane Kuiper, a muscle disorder, and a giant friendship.

+ “I knew I needed to do something bold or I would be making photocopies and answering the phones for the rest of my career. This was the year that was finally gonna bring on the magic. What happened next was about to change music history.” Robin Sloan Bechtel shares the story of the first website for a band and answers the question, What The Hell Was Megadeth, Arizona?

+ “Like a visiting emperor, I have the power to confirm or destroy dreams with a thumbs up or down. I don’t deserve this elevation.” Claire Gordon-Webster shares the Secret Life Of A Guinness World Records Judge.