3 months ago | Crime
Just after dawn, a gray van pulled up to Maria's mustard-yellow house on the western edge of Immokalee, just a few blocks from the acres of tomatoes that draw tens of thousands of migrant workers to this remote town in Southwest Florida. Maria got...
5 months ago
The day they came for Sandra Lopez, she was working the line inside Moreno Farms' packing house. Cool air blasted through the cavernous building in a remote field outside Felda, a tiny hamlet nine miles from Immokalee. Lopez and 70 other workers, ...
10 months ago | Longform
Inside a conference room at Major League Baseball's modernist Manhattan headquarters, Rob Manfred stared down Alex Rodriguez. The fate of both men -- the future commissioner of baseball and the era's greatest slugger -- hung in the balance. Rodrig...
11 months ago
As teenagers in neon cleats stutter-step between lines of orange cones on the sun-baked grass behind Norland Senior High, one boy fumbles a pass thrown right at his hands. Coach Daryle Heidelburg punctuates the sweltering afternoon with a booming ...
12 months ago
It's hard to imagine a character less suited to Alex Rodriguez's luxury lifestyle of private jets and South of Fifth condos than the shackled man federal agents led into the DEA's Weston headquarters the morning of August 5. Yuri Sucart was c...
1 year ago | Longform
The following is an excerpt from the book Blood Sport: Alex Rodriguez, Biogenesis, and the Quest to End Baseball's Steroid Era, published by the Penguin Group and released this week. The story began in Miami New Times. Frankie Ratcliff's phone buz...