Keith Law’s new book ‘Smart Baseball’ proves to be an indispensable (and math-free!) guide for fans seeking to understand moneyball and the blizzard of new statistics that are reshaping America’s national pastime.
Advancements in digital technology are helping front offices place a superior product on the field while distracting its audience from the product they’re fielding.
Regardless of which team you root for, if you are a fan of our nation’s oldest pastime you should be rooting for the success of the game’s next generation of superstars.
Baseball players already provide a wonderful example of American civility. They do this by not incessantly talking about politics.
There is no other major sport where an athlete is asked to perform a task so completely out of his comfort zone. The designated hitter fixes this problem.
For a sport with a deep connection to its history, changing the rules for extra innings would be dramatic. It would also be a huge mistake, and alienate longtime fans.
Cubs win! It’s a useful reminder that it’s not politics that makes America what we are, but we the people.
The improbable link between Javier Baez and Francisco Lindor isn’t this year’s only World Series parallel. Parallel universes are colliding all over the place.
Watching this Cubs team win the National League Championship Series against the Dodgers Saturday night was absolutely perfect.
So the Pedro Martinez celebrated the Cleveland Indians’ victory with a war whoop. Big freakin’ deal. Can we get back to the game?
It wouldn’t be out of bounds to ask sensitive Toronto folk to cast their eyes west and tell us why ‘Eskimo’ gets a pass while ‘Indian’ doesn’t.
Whether you bleed Dodger blue or root for the Giants, all fans who have heard Scully speak know something major will be lost after this season.
Before his untimely death, Fernandez lived an American dream few could have conceived: ‘I’m an American citizen now — I’m one of them. I consider myself now to be free.’
Baseball’s unwritten rules come under fire from purists and reformists alike but they serve an essential purpose: protecting the team from dishonor, showmanship, or both.
Mark Hemingway, senior writer at the Weekly Standard, joins hosts Mollie Hemingway and David Harsanyi on today’s Federalist Radio Hour.
Bill James explains how the game of baseball has changed since his writing career began.
Chicago White Sox player Adam LaRoche is walking away from the $13 million remaining on his contract rather than reduce the time he spends with his son.
Stats alone can’t fix problems, but last year’s best baseball book outlines how teamwork and the right analytical approach can turn things around.
Shedding older baseball Hall of Fame voters will tilt the field towards players caught using performance-enhancing drugs.
In some countries, baseball players flip bats. In the United States, we don’t. To have different baseball cultures is not racist.
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