Smart. Sharp. Funny. Fearless.
Wednesday, February 21, 2018
Baltimore, Baseball, Empty Stadium, MLB, National News, Protest, Riots, Police Brutality, White Sox, Sports

Participants, Residents Reflect On Meaning Of Fanless Baseball In Baltimore

The MLB experiments with an empty stadium: If there are no fans to watch the Orioles and White Sox play, is truly a game?

April 30, 2015

Why Baseball Is Better

Ready for the October Classic?

October 21, 2014

How Major League Baseball Could Determine Control Of Congress

By Abby Livingston, CQ Roll Call WASHINGTON — For most of the country, this October’s television airwaves are filled with two things: baseball and politics — and the two rarely mix. But the mid-autumn climax of Major League Baseball could impact the Senate playing field in key states where teams are primed to make the playoffs. Televised […]

September 11, 2014

Criminal Charges Filed In Baseball’s Biogenesis Steroid Scandal

By Julie K. Brown and Jay Weaver, The Miami Herald CORAL GABLES, Fla. — A year to the day after 13 Major League Baseball players were suspended in the biggest doping scandal in baseball history, federal authorities on Tuesday charged a crew of seven with illegally providing them and others — including high school athletes […]

August 5, 2014

Jeter, Trout Shine In All-Star Game

Minneapolis (AFP) — Derek Jeter went two-for-two, helping the American League grab home field advantage in the World Series with a 5-3 win over the National League in the MLB all-star game Tuesday. Jeter belted a double on the second pitch from NL starter Adam Wainwright as the New York Yankees shortstop made his final […]

July 16, 2014

Sleeping Yankees Fan Sues ESPN, MLB For $10 Million

By Ryan Parker, Los Angeles Times A New York Yankees fan caught sleeping in the stands during an April game against the renowned rival Boston Red Sox has had enough of being made fun of and is bringing legal action against ESPN for broadcasting his slumbering image. Andrew Rector filed a defamation lawsuit in New […]

July 8, 2014

Machado’s Bat-Tossing Ban Stands

New York (AFP) — Major League Baseball on Monday upheld the five-game suspension of Baltimore third baseman Manny Machado for a bat-tossing incident that sparked a brawl. The Orioles said Machado would begin serving the ban on Monday, when they host the Texas Rangers. Machado was sanctioned after flinging his bat down the third base […]

June 30, 2014

Major League Legend Zimmer Dies Aged 83

Saint Petersburg (United States) (AFP) – Don Zimmer, who spent 12 seasons in Major League Baseball as a player and more than four decades as a manager, coach and advisor, died Wednesday at the age of 83. The Tampa Bay Rays said Zimmer, who had heart surgery in April, died in hospital in Dunedin, Florida. […]

June 5, 2014

Weekend Reader: ‘Baseball As A Road To God: Seeing Beyond The Game’

In honor of the official start of the baseball season, Weekend Reader presents Baseball as a Road to God by John Sexton, president of New York University and former chairman of the Federal Reserve Bank of New York. Published last month in a paperback edition, the bestselling Baseball as a Road to God makes a connection between the culture […]

April 5, 2014

The Story A-Rod Would Love To Tell

An absolutely true news item: New York Yankees slugger Alex Rodriguez was suspended for one season for routinely using banned substances, including injectable growth hormones, skin creams and testosterone lozenges that Rodriguez called “gummies.” —— As I’ve said all along, I’m totally innocent. I don’t use performance-enhancing drugs, period. And I would never, ever put […]

January 21, 2014