Former Dodgers star Steve Garvey has sold a new book, Bat Boy Days: Lessons I Learned from the Boys of Summer — anecdotal vignettes of the keys to life and baseball, which he learned from being a bat boy — to Scribner. Don't forget, he really needs the money.
In the Fray is a sports culture blog by local freelance journalist Gary Andrew Poole. He is also working on a book about Red Grange for Houghton Mifflin.
Don Levin, owner of the Chicago Wolves minor league hockey team, tells Tribune columnist Mike Downey that he's serious about wanting to buy the Cubs.
Jon Christensen and Mark Gold | Artist Lauren Bon has won approval from the LA City Council to build an enormous water wheel on the LA River near downtown. Bon will be discussing the project in a public conversation on March 22, World Water Day, in Lincoln Heights.
Judy Graeme | Misty Copeland, the only black female soloist dancing with the American Ballet Theater, will be back home in Los Angeles this week talking about her new memoir. The book explores her rise from a vagabond childhood to stature in the ballet world, where she found a surrogate family.
Phil Wallace | Dr. Frank Jobe saved the careers of hundreds of pitchers, but many top arms continue to break down. It's not good for baseball, and MLB needs to look into better injury prevention mechanisms.