My wife went through labor and then hours later had an emergency C-section. It is funny how you both consider a C-section a quick "pop a baby out and have dinner after." It is major surgery. There is a lot of recovery.
It would be impossible to have displayed more of a tin ear than Francesa did with his repeated calls for the good old days when men's role was to hand out cigars and get back to the office. It seemed that every father that called in to his show to offer a different perspective only sent Francesa further into his downward spiral.
As columnist E.J. Dionne also points out, Opening Day always comes, and I believe not accidentally, during the end of the holy season of Lent (marked by waiting in disciplined reflection, sacrifice, and even suffering), and always close to Easter and Passover -- when hope comes alive again.
It's MLB opening day: another glorious beginning to the baseball season, another time to reflect on the old clichés and new life lessons we glean from America's pastime.
As baseball season gets underway, fans, players, managers and umpires are faced with the specter of the game becoming both faster and slower thanks to the new instant replay rules that have been put in effect for the first time.
It's tradition and memories tied up with box scores and hopefulness, mixed in with stats.
Baseball gives many fathers and sons the ability to connect, but it also provides the opportunity to draw parallels to which your son can relate.
We all sometimes wonder about a world that might have been. Here are some bogus headlines to help us along in that fruitless endeavor.
For me, and likely many other teenage and 20-year-old Yankee fans, Jeter represented a childhood role model. For my generation, he means just as much as Mickey Mantle, Joe DiMaggio or Babe Ruth meant to the young people of their respective generations.
Armored in athletic gear and mitts galore, the Pittsburgh Pirates began teaching us ladies the precision of pitching and the biomechanics of batting during the 5th Annual "Baseball Basics for Women" event in Bradenton, Florida.
Instead, general manager Jon Daniels could do what he's done so many times before: make a "win-now" trade. And New York Mets' second baseman Daniel Murphy would be a perfect fit.
We're nearing that time of year again, when the snow melts away, the sun comes out from hiding and millions of children around the country think, "Shit, am I gonna have to play Little League?"
Baseball is hard. Harder than just about anyone realizes, and the number of youth players in baseball has been declining over the last several years. ...
I love road trips. They're full of possibility; they suspend time like a baseball game and exist just outside of reality. My bags were packed and I looked to the West.
The Only Real Game follows passionate Manipuri baseball players fighting for happiness amid the daily chaos that threatens their lives. When U.S. envoys from MLB arrive to tutor Manipuri coaches, the love of a game shared by two disparate cultures becomes a powerful force for change and hope.
By Jerry Zezima As a guy who has always loved puns, and has been known to use as many as 10 at a time (even if they don't work, I can say, "No pun in...