The infatuation that Jews have with Jewish baseball players has led to books dedicated to the topic as well as entire sets of baseball trading cards.
After seeing 42, I heard and read too many good things about Opening Day to resist it, and I'm glad I didn't. It is the perfect antidote to the sappy pablum of 42, and I can't imagine another Robinson book being better than this one.
Upton was the first overall pick in the 2005 draft. After dominating at all levels in the minors, the Arizona Diamondbacks promoted the 19 year-old to the show -- where he became a fixture in the Diamondbacks outfield for the next five seasons.
There are a number of really good reasons to have a child experience this level of competitive sports -- they just may not be the reasons you'd expect.
Not many people know that Fitzgerald wrote a section for The Great Gatsby in which his characters decide, one hot summer afternoon, to go and watch a ballgame.
Through the first month of the season, the main attraction in Flushing has been Matt Harvey. Harvey has dazzled both Mets and baseball fans alike with...
This is the kind of movie that is uplifting and entertaining. With its baseball background and its family sensibilities it will appeal to a variety of audiences. Home Run doesn't knock it out of the park but it does touch a lot of entertainment bases.
42 is a movie about how personal courage can change the world. Courage comes in many forms. Last week we were reminded of the incredible courage of common citizens and first responders in the aftermath of the Boston Marathon attacks.
The most contentious decision for a fantasy baseball owner is always which closers to draft. Closers, unlike arguably any other position, come with the greatest degree of risk.
Suddenly I'm a pariah in the stands. Suddenly I'm the embarrassment, and I'm not even doing anything differently. In fact, everybody else has changed. So, what is making people stare at me at the beginning of each game? What is making my son shh me? Our National Anthem.
I can't help but wonder why every Tom, Dick and Sally should get to weigh in on whether my love warrants the same validation as any other couple. In my mind, it's laughable--all the debates and controversy hinges on one appendage, or the lack thereof.
I saw 42, and left the theater with my head high, chest swollen, back straight and eyes tearful with emotion. Sports can make us feel proud, especially, when our dignity and worth have been historically discounted in America.
On March 4, 1946, Jackie Robinson arrived for his first day of spring training in Sanford, Florida, with the Montreal Royals, the Brooklyn Dodgers' AAA team. He was trying to become the first player in six decades to make the roster of a Major League team.
Despite its flaws, 42 is a great illustration of a moment where America was given the choice between the right and wrong side of history, and by and large, we chose correctly.
Neither America nor baseball could have any legitimacy when they deprived the dreams and opportunity of their children. At its core, baseball, like the nation that gave birth to it, is about aspirations; to teamwork, sportsmanship, merit and fair play.