With baseball season starting up everyone is bringing out their bats and gloves, especially The Long Island Bombers. The Bombers are a group of baseball enthusiasts and athletes from New York, that just happen to be blind and visually impaired.
The Mets' farm system is relatively weak in terms of natural second basemen (i.e. Daniel Muno and Branden Kaupe), but the front office has prudently pushed offense-first Wilmer Flores to learn the position at Triple-A this season.
It wasn't too long ago that Nate McLouth was one of the more exciting, young outfielders in baseball. In 2008, McLouth-in his fourth major league season-posted a 125 OPS+, 26 HR, and 23 SB campaign for the Pittsburgh Pirates.
There really can be no debate or argument about who has been far and away the most successful pure investor in the past 100 years or may be forever. There have been few fortunes as large as the one amassed by Warren Buffett.
There is a rhythm to the baseball season that fits neatly into the lives of devoted fans of the game. It is nearly religious. Just as you can count on Easter Sunday, Yom Kippur and Kwanzaa popping up on your calendar, you can also count on pitchers and catchers reporting for spring training.
Big data solutions can help teams filter out specific types of players, but it often doesn't go nearly deep enough when evaluating a player's potential. With the current model in place, it's not cost-efficient to see all players who meet a team's specific criteria.
Among Mets fans, Daniel Murphy is a contentious player. They are generally split on how to view the 28-year-old infielder.
As the old sports cliché goes, "the games aren't played on paper," and expectations for this squad have to be tempered -- not because they've struggled out of the gate, but because it has been a really, really long time since playoff baseball was played at the Rogers Centre.
Julie Miller During the game, they're in scuffed-up cleats and smeared eye-black, hawking spit gobs into the dugout dust. But off the field, where th...
The infatuation that Jews have with Jewish baseball players has led to books dedicated to the topic as well as entire sets of baseball trading cards.
After seeing 42, I heard and read too many good things about Opening Day to resist it, and I'm glad I didn't. It is the perfect antidote to the sappy pablum of 42, and I can't imagine another Robinson book being better than this one.
Upton was the first overall pick in the 2005 draft. After dominating at all levels in the minors, the Arizona Diamondbacks promoted the 19 year-old to the show -- where he became a fixture in the Diamondbacks outfield for the next five seasons.
There are a number of really good reasons to have a child experience this level of competitive sports -- they just may not be the reasons you'd expect.
Not many people know that Fitzgerald wrote a section for The Great Gatsby in which his characters decide, one hot summer afternoon, to go and watch a ballgame.
Through the first month of the season, the main attraction in Flushing has been Matt Harvey. Harvey has dazzled both Mets and baseball fans alike with...
This is the kind of movie that is uplifting and entertaining. With its baseball background and its family sensibilities it will appeal to a variety of audiences. Home Run doesn't knock it out of the park but it does touch a lot of entertainment bases.