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.
Sure, hot dogs are good, but once you've had one piled high with poutine, you're a changed man.
When your husband asks you for a cup, do you immediately head to the underwear drawer? Is your floor littered with all sorts of baseball paraphernalia -- gloves, bats, balls, bags, cleats, etc?
March Madness is great fun, but for me the Easter Season is best expressed by baseball and the new life that comes with opening day.
Simply being smarter than one's competitors may succeed in the short term but, in today's game, is not a model for sustainable excellence. There will always be better information coming along.
The baseball season is now upon us. "Whoever wants to know the heart and mind of America had better learn baseball," wrote Columbia University scholar Jacques Barzun in 1954.
My legacy to him is a passion for a profoundly inept team. He reached sports maturity just in time to watch the Mets get awful; since his seventh birthday they've gone 453-519.
When fantasy football players think about making the leap to baseball, there is one common response: "Oh. My. God. I have to do this for 162 games?" They conclude that fantasy baseball is for diehards only and then they go find something else to do.
There's nothing to be happy about -- no feel-good takeaways -- when a middle school girl gets insulted by a man and has to speak up for him so he can continue a baseball career no one gives a fuck about. She is not supposed to be anyone's savior or protector. We need to be saving and protecting her.
Since the Internet provides very few ways to trick you into thinking that your shoelace is untied, I thought it far more convenient to trick you into thinking the following ten headlines somehow represented reality.
Randy Wayne White is a New York Times bestselling author well known for his twenty-one previous Doc Ford novels; the Hannah Smith series; and four collections of non-fiction.