Only two of the three could be accommodated during the opening ceremony -- a pitcher and a catcher. So, Jeff was left with a choice.
It's time to re-evaluate America's beloved sport and the way it's played. These players should not be punished; they should be applauded and revered for trying to make baseball watchable.
Kids are supposed to be learning to estimate from the start of elementary school so they can stop and say this cannot possibly be the answer, but estimation requires qualities that appear to be neglected in the test prep math curriculum.
We don't know the world our children will enter into as adults any more than our parents did with us, and cultivating the ability to hear their inner voice and the courage to follow it is far more valuable than a pre-written playbook written in conventional wisdom.
What will $500 million buy you, in terms of orders of some great Chicago foods?
Miami Marlins rookie pitcher Jose Fernandez did something exceedingly rare last week. And yet few sportswriters or commentators acknowledged it.
At all ages, no athlete wants to take him or herself off the field, and coaches don't want to force them. However, an already difficult situation becomes next to impossible when you add in the ever-compelling element of money.
While steroid use may improve a player's chance of hitting that next home run or breaking the sprint record, even the brief examination of unacceptable costs to athletes, to future hopeful athletes who look up to them, and to sports itself leaves me wondering what's so good about being "enhanced"?
Remarkable, isn't it, how many kids these days come up throwing nearly a hundred mikes per hour -- and how many soon find themselves on Dr. James Andrews' operating-table.
When Vin Scully announced on August 25th that he would indeed return for his 65th season as the voice of Dodgers baseball, a collective sigh could be heard amongst baseball's longtime fans, especially those with roots in Southern California. LA's sunkissed teeny-boppers of the 50s and 60s grew up listening to that golden voice over transistor radios lined up on the Santa Monica shore, and in the 2000s, those same baby-boomers park themselves around the television for that familiar dulcet sound, like one of a father.
The Yankees aren't winning with money in 2013 so much as with a makeshift, cobbled together bootleg version of Moneyball
What's it like to be working on a new book, entitled Legendary Philadelphians? For me it's been a Philadelphia history refresher course. The purpose of the book, you see, is to profile over one hundred living or dead notable Philadelphians.
Where are there enough intelligent Republicans on the Hill to oppose the proposed impeachment proceedings against President Obama? If they didn't get ...
Major League Baseball occasionally comes up with a change to the game that chips away at baseball's beauty. Here's chance for them to get something right without taking the most simple-minded and disruptive course they can come up with.
The arguments over calls are part of the charm and appeal of baseball. Unlike a replay, a manager's drama and gesticulations provide interesting moments. This is a change, which is not needed.
New York City has long been a mecca for media, entertainment, culture, and, yes, sports. With two teams for each major sport -- football, baseball, ho...