With Major League Baseball's All-Stars now officially announced in the form of an awkward studio TV show, it seems like a perfectly good time to ruin the buzz of this year's All Star Game and instead, focus on the negatives.
Like baseball, political events in Washington, D.C. tend to be long and boring, punctuated by the occasional home run speech or graceful double-play legislative maneuver in Congress. But like baseball, the condensed version of politics can be thrilling.
How can anyone who had a near MVP season like Mike Trout continue to perform at a level that ignites a team, energizes the fans, and awes the league? Well baseball fans, he's doing it again!
Perhaps our entertainment moguls might want to reconsider the real cost of excluding a large portion of our population from 90 minutes of escape from reality.
Here are seven changes baseball should consider adopting. None of them are earth-shattering or of profound importance. They won't alter or improve the game. All they will do is give Major League baseball more credibility and make it more "likeable."
This week's announcement that the Justice Department is going to drop its appeal against providing the morning-after birth control pill to anyone who needs it comes as such a welcome change that we feel the award is deserved.
Despite originally being selected by the New York Mets as the 1262nd overall pick in the 2000 draft, Burke instead opted to attend Duke University. Yet, after graduating, no major league organization came knocking.
With an even playing field laid out and growing expectations for both teams, it was the perfect time for two opera companies to arrange a friendly bet.
by David Webster I stare from afar at the big beast that stands in my living room, intimidated by its beauty, and uncertain of what may happen if ...
I know of some baseball employees who can relate to that kind of bargain basement salary, and they're in San Francisco, too. Their situation is yet another flagrant example of the vast and widening gap created by income inequality in America.
MLB is held hostage to their fear of another 1994 strike that cripples the game. Everything, then, is done to appease the Players' Association, and keep the peace.
For millions of baseball-loving families, summer isn't complete without catching a minor league ballgame. Fans adore the laid-back atmosphere, affordable ticket prices, easier parking, and individual charms of the ballparks. Here are seven standouts to visit this summer.
Like me, Milken received a prostate cancer diagnosis in his forties. But as opposed to passively putting his life in order, he stepped up to the plate with funding and a commitment to kick off the Prostate Cancer Foundation. And their stats today are pretty impressive:
To this day, many New York Yankees fans still gleefully speak of Aaron Small, who despite owning a 5.49 ERA (and 82 ERA+) from 1994 to 2004, somehow rolled out a 3.20 ERA and 10-0 record as a 33-year-old with the Bombers in 2005.
A crowd of 8,019 showed up at Dodger Stadium Friday night -- miniscule by MLB standards, but respectable for high school baseball. The event was the CIF Southern California Section Division 1 Championship.
One sip of Joltin' Joe was all I could stomach.