Foul territory

187_20100405442805.jpg“I believe in rules. Sure I do. If there weren't any rules, how could you break them?”—Leo “the Lip” Durocher

As baseball season kicks off, don’t miss this peek inside the mind of one of the sport’s most colorful characters, player and manager Leo Durocher. His book, Nice Guys Finish Last, cowritten with veteran sportswriter Ed Linn, is now available for free electronic download from the University of Chicago Press. Whether you’re a die-hard fan or just like a good story, the tale of Durocher’s five-decade career, which started on the bench with the 1928 Yankees and took him all the way to a Giants' 1951 pennant win, gives an insider’s look at the feuds and scandals behind the game.

April 5, 2010