Your kid wants to play sports, and that's a great thing except for this: You were never an athlete and you aren't one now. You might not even watch sports. Now what? Non-athletic sports parents suffer from a double disability
Beyond the occasional shady public funding for their stadiums and mega-museums, contemporary art carries nearly nothing in common with most professional sports. Sports have a complex set of rigid rules privileging merit and a fan culture that mimics elements of nationalism.
Nikolas told me he couldn't wait for baseball season to begin. He loved the game and admitted that he'd never be able to throw as far as the guys on the team. It had been an exciting evening, and for a couple innings, the Twins were catching up. Nikos' homeless friend never showed up, but I hope he'd at least gone to the game.
Springtime means baseball season -- a nice evening out at the ballpark with a hot dog, peanuts, and a cold beverage. We all love a home run -- except when it's against our team, of course. So we here at the Sierra Club decided to mix baseball and politics to make it clear just who's playing on the polluters' team and who's on the side of clean air and clean water protections.
It is imperative that sport teams play the best athletes they have available to win games. The Institute for Diversity and Ethics in Sport strives to emphasize the business value of diversity to sports organizations when they choose their team on the field and in the office.
What I do know is that this coach -- unbeknownst to him -- couldn't have provided a better example of what teamwork is really all about for the boys and girls he was mentoring than that of arriving to the field with his offspring strapped to him.
Both of my daughters had ballet lessons for a year or two when they were younger. But as I think back about it, I never saw a young boy in any of the practices or recitals.
With another baseball season underway, I've been reflecting on the revolution within the game. Since Michael Lewis' Moneyball hit the shelves, baseball analytics departments have become the "thing" in front offices all around the game.
Every athlete, whether you are a man or women, wants to be faster than a speeding built, more powerful than a locomotive and able to move with cat lik...
Can we fully support our children while also taking a moment for ourselves? The answer to that, depending on how we spend our time hanging out, is "yes." The long, slow hours of a Little League baseball game can prove both entertaining (if and when something happens) and create an opportunity for parents to use their limited free time more constructively.
When you're surrounded by doubters, and the bases are loaded, and you find yourself facing curve balls and sliders, remember that the jeering crowd can't touch you, or define you, because you are part of a team where grace bats last.
On opening day, rejoice that the fundamentals that America's pastime and American democracy share -- character, support, versatility, endurance and diversity -- strengthen and enrich us all. In that spirit, play ball!
Time Warner needs to realize that it's not going to get its $5 per subscriber and if it needs to re-open its negotiations with the Dodgers to pay them less per season, well, the Dodgers have to accept that and make team decisions accordingly.
As the 2015 Major League Baseball season begins, I looked back at 10 athletes with notable season-ending injuries from last year -- each requiring corrective surgery. Let's take a look at where these 10 athletes are now as the 2015 MLB season begins.
Even if you are not a fan of America's game, this time of year undoubtedly marks the beginning of something new. But what if the business world took a queue from baseball and companies had an opening day? Here are six-and-a-half reasons why they should.