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Why Opening Day Always 'Strikes' A Wistful Chord

Iris Ruth Pastor | Posted 04.01.2016 | Fifty
Iris Ruth Pastor

I know there are certain things I'm not rational about and one of them is my husband playing baseball. It all started when we were dating. He was playing baseball after work. I was spending time with my two young sons after work. I never got to see him play. I've been waiting patiently ever since.

Why The Yankees Don't Deserve The World Series Title, By A Yankees Fan

The Huffington Post | Justin Block | Posted 10.06.2015 | Sports

The New York Yankees begin their postseason Tuesday night against the Houston Astros at Yankee Stadium. It’s a do-or-die playoff play-in, with the w...

Mike Trout Leads Angels' Resurgence

Leigh Steinberg | Posted 09.17.2014 | Sports
Leigh Steinberg

Don't look now, but baseball's hottest team is the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim, who entered the All-Star break with a 57-37 record, 1 1/2 games behind the first place Oakland Athletics in the American League West.

Mike Trout's Amazing Ascension

Jim Worth | Posted 08.25.2014 | Sports
Jim Worth

Season three for the Angel phenom began slowly! After two incredible seasons in which the Angels center fielder was the runner-up for Most Valuable P...

Why the New York Yankees Are America's Team

Aristotle Tziampiris | Posted 05.03.2014 | Sports
Aristotle Tziampiris

As baseball season is about to commence, the annual ritual of Yankee vilification is in full throttle. The complaints are by now well rehearsed: The N...

A View From the Trout Farm

Jim Worth | Posted 01.23.2014 | Sports
Jim Worth

No matter who wins this year's MVP, the view from the Trout Farm was fantastic. And... we got a Mike Trout T-shirt! Those of us that had the pleasure of watching Mike's phenomenal season from section 101 in 2013 are already anticipating the enjoyment of watching him play in 2014.

Still Ascending

Jim Worth | Posted 09.01.2013 | Sports
Jim Worth

How can anyone who had a near MVP season like Mike Trout continue to perform at a level that ignites a team, energizes the fans, and awes the league? Well baseball fans, he's doing it again!

With Yankees Impending Invasion of CitiField, Why Is Mr. Met Smiling? Dismal Days for Mets Fans.

Howard Barbanel | Posted 07.24.2013 | Sports
Howard Barbanel

Met fans have gotten to a point where they'd be thrilled just to have a .500 season, let alone a post season. Yet management allows the Mets to get worse and worse and to fans it appears they don't seem to care.

Top 5 Sports Stories

Len Berman | Posted 12.11.2012 | New York
Len Berman

American League drama: The A's score three in the bottom of the ninth to beat the Tigers 4-3 and force a fifth and deciding game tonight in Oakland. The Yankees beat the Orioles in 12 innings on a Raul Ibanez homer to lead Baltimore two games to one.

The MVP Race Heats Up

Andrew Wild | Posted 11.26.2012 | Teen
Andrew Wild

The American League MVP race has taken an unexpected twist. Mike Trout had emerged as the runaway favorite for a while after Josh Hamilton fell into a slump, but now things aren't looking so certain.

Confessions of a Mets Addict

Howard Barbanel | Posted 08.13.2012 | Sports
Howard Barbanel

Met fans experience emotions that whipsaw from agony to ecstasy at speeds analogous to the mood swings of a newly menopausal woman. Hot flashes followed by rapid crashes are not uncommon in either situation.

MLB Should Stop Using All-Star Game to Decide World Series Home-field Advantage

Rob Kirkpatrick | Posted 01.01.2012 | Sports
Rob Kirkpatrick

For the integrity of the game, MLB needs to do away with the ridiculous and arbitrary rule that awards home field in the World Series to the team from the league that won the All-Star Game.

Matt Treanor and Joe Mauer Have a Few Things in Common

Ben Berkon | Posted 10.16.2011 | Sports
Ben Berkon

At age 35, Matt Treanor is arguably enjoying his finest campaign in the Major Leagues. The currently DL'd Kansas City Royals catcher has posted an overall .226/.351/.306 line with 3 homeruns, 21 RBI, 24 runs, and 2 stolen bases in 230 plate appearances.

MLB Talking Realignment?

ESPN | Posted 08.12.2011 | Sports

A simple form of realignment being seriously considered has been raised in the labor talks between Major League Baseball and the players' association,...

Who Will Win The American League Cy Young Award?

Posted 05.25.2011 | Sports

The American League Cy Young award was a tight race this year. New York Yankees ace C. C. Sabathia dominated with 21 wins and only seven losses. On th...

Nolan Ryan Strives to Turn Texas Rangers into Winners

Tim Wendel | Posted 05.25.2011 | Sports
Tim Wendel

Despite a Hall of Fame career, successful business ventures off the field, some still underestimate "Big Tex."

Here's a Secret: Baseball is Not Over Yet

Ron Shandler | Posted 05.25.2011 | Sports
Ron Shandler

Few people know about the Arizona Fall League. It was created to serve as a final proving ground for baseball's top prospects, and it is perhaps Major League Baseball's best kept secret.

Imagine Coors Field Today -- Time to Change Baseball Season

Michael D. Brown | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver
Michael D. Brown

Suppose the Rockies were now playing in the World Series. What exactly would the world think, looking out on Denver from the television cameras in Coors Field?

Damn Yankees and Their Pricey New Stadium

Dave Astor | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy
Dave Astor

What's not to like about a sickeningly posh edifice partly funded by massive subsidies from taxpayers who can't afford its ultra-expensive tickets and food?

Sox Season a Success? You Can Put it on the Board

Jon Greenberg | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago
Jon Greenberg

There were few tears, if any, shed Monday night by a Sox team that never quit, even as it was running on fumes. This team didn't promise a World Series. There was no "curse" to break. The epitaph of the 2008 White Sox? They lived on the edge and died with their spikes on.