The effect: Made-up leagues can keep using names and statistics of real players without paying licensing fees.
A sprinter's artificial legs help pose questions about fairness – and personhood.
For kids: A picture book looks at the history of African-American baseball in the US.
The baseball team sees the 'Manatees' as a way to bring back fans. The men find it liberating – 'I'm just a big ham having fun,' says one.
Five things we think you'll like this week, including Julie Andrews's self-guided tour of 'Home,' autobiography, travel host Michael Palin's new adventures with vampires, and justified hulu.com hoopla.
A week of Red Sox mania spotlights the ways Japanese teams are trying to attract more fans.
Readers write about weapons in space, big-league responsibility, and the housing market.