The principles of managing a baseball team can apply to leaders in all sorts of fields. That's the conclusion, at least, drawn by Howard C. Fero, the ...
In the many years since Norworth & Von Tilzer first penned "Take Me Out To The Ballgame," stadiums have begun offering a lot more culinary options than just peanuts and cracker jack. So which is king of the ballpark kitchen? And which are just pretenders to the throne?
Some folks say baseball has nothing to do with race relations in St Louis, but as a native St. Louisan, I beg to differ.
The heavily favored Dodgers, Angels, Nationals, and Tigers were quickly eliminated in favor of the Cardinals, Royals, Giants, and Orioles. If big money was the key to winning in the playoffs, different teams would have won.
Political polarization is worse than ever this fall, with contests being framed as a struggle between virtue and vice, strength and weakness.
If Major League Baseball wants to keep winning fans back, and promote good sportsmanship, they'll do the little things like this.
What are the numbers?
My wife and I -- especially my wife -- have been shocked at the proliferation of long shaggy beards obscuring the faces of baseball players.
Thanks to Matt Kemp and his beautiful, empathetic swing, we still have the Dodgers. At least for another day or two. Let's see what the Gods have in store for them in Game 3 in St. Louis Monday. Hold your breath, LA, it might be another lesson in... humility.
It takes a helluva lot of talent, and/or smarts, to allegedly pull one of the greatest sports fixes of all time. However, it takes even more oomph to never get caught.
Every generation has its own collective character, its likes and dislikes, its passions and indifferences. While baseball was tops in my dad's day and football in mine, many youth today are embracing soccer as the new "in" sport.
I've been watching baseball pretty avidly since I was 8 (more than 35 years now, horrifying as that is to type). And while Ichiro may not have been the best player I've ever seen (he rarely walked or hit with power), I think he's been my favorite player to watch.
Here's a basic truism: in sports today you can either be a beater, a cheater or a Jeter. And since there is only one Derek Jeter, the other two categories are getting awfully crowded lately.
As the credits continue to roll and Derek Jeter tipped his cap for the final time at Yankee stadium, I would only hope educators and parents learn some lessons from this baseball hero.
When he walked out to the empty shortstop position and bent over for his last time, the lesson of Derek Jeter hit me, loud and clear: Savor every grounder.
I simply say thank you to Derek Jeter -- whether he ever reads it or not -- for giving me 12 extra years to feel the limited warmth and love for my father I thought I lost when he died in 2002.