Fact is Cespedes is a very good player and any team would be lucky to have him in the middle of their lineup. He will likely hit 25 homers and drive in close to 100 RBIs. But what he did in New York the last two months of the season was an aberration.
Stotz is known as the "Father of Little League Baseball," a program that has transcended all borders, races, languages and backgrounds to bring boys and girls together on ballfields to play both baseball and softball worldwide.
Litchfield CT: White Flower Farm. Wander among the blooms at the famous flower and plant catalog come to life. Ask for a self-guided tour brochure in the shop, and be prepared to enter garden nirvana.
Maybe there will be times when I miss being a professional baseball player, but I don't think I'm going to miss the on-field stuff. I don't think I'm going to miss the stress. I also don't think I'll miss the competition, because I feel like I already did everything I needed to do on the field.
It wasn't just me retiring. We retired. Baseball was our job. We did it as a team, and there was no other way it could have worked. I might have been the one on the field. I might have been the face of our family in the game and in the community. But we did it -- me, my wife, and our children -- as a team.
Schilling had talent, a transition from reliever to starter, playoff and World Series fame and the most famous bloody sock in history. It's just too bad that he didn't show any real life sportsmanship after he retired from the game.
Every few days, it seems, there is news about a new way in which Cuba and the United States are trying to heal more than a half-century of animosity, dating to the rise of Fidel Castro's communist regime on the Caribbean island. These fresh developments frequently involve baseball.
Many sports fans don't realize, or recognize, that direct head trauma is not the only cause of concussions in athletes. Head-neck acceleration may cause the brain to impact against the cranium without head trauma.
I haven't finished telling you just how grateful I am for the Giants community relations people. I started telling you last time, about the way they got to know my heart and match me with ideal opportunities.
There's a certain obsession surrounding the wealth of professional athletes, and since we aren't above that obsession, we thought we'd do some research into the highest paid professional athlete from each state.
Photo by Associated Press "....organized crime has a mortgage on the manager of the Cincinnati Reds. Now how do you record that at Cooperstown?...
Photo by Associated Press "We Thought We Could Smell A Lie..." Major League Baseball Commissioner Rob Manfred's decision to reject Pete Rose's app...
This piece on Pearl Harbor and Baseball was the fifteenth of this series of essays on Sport and Society. It dates from December of 1991 the 50th Anniv...
The San Francisco Giants celebrated my retirement from baseball with an on-field ceremony, and it was epic. There are those rare, really special play...
Abundant life! What does that mean? Well, abundant life is a life that is not in need. You don't need to find food, you have it. You don't need to find water, you have it. You don't need to find a place to live, you live somewhere. You don't need to find a job, you have a job.
Hateful, mean pictures show up on the Internet every day, with people gleefully leaping in to add their ugly voices to the fray. But if we can counter that -- if we can think about the human side and the human cost of those pictures, we can make the world a kinder place and we can all be just a little better.