‘I want my life to be so much more than that’
The dramatic and tragic end of Roberto Clemente’s career capped a story that is uniquely American and uniquely baseball.
The city best-suited for another MLB team is rarely mentioned despite all the demographic, economic, and historical arguments in its favor. Baseball should put a third team in New York.
If Oakland As catcher Bruce Maxwell’s grandstanding spreads to the rest of the MLB, baseball is at a much greater risk for its survival than the NFL is. Here’s why.
On this episode of Federalist Radio, Josh Kraushaar, National Journal politics editor, discusses the future of ESPN, the NFL, and sports fans.
The baseball season tests and exposes teams over the long haul rather than isolated, random stints. That’s what makes this week’s single-elimination wild card play-in games so improper.
Baseball is not and has never been a timed game. Adding a clock would profoundly alter its very character by changing how the game’s outcome is determined.
Political commentator and baseball guru, George Will, joins The Federalist Radio Hour.
The Mets announced they will extend field nets to the camera wells beyond the dugouts. That will both shield far more spectators while reducing the value of many more seats.
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.
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