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Why I Finally Know What Truck Day Is

Suzanne DeWitt Hall | Posted 02.10.2016 | Sports
Suzanne DeWitt Hall

I've never been a sports fan, so normally this wouldn't mean much to me. But there I was, living in Massachusetts where the Sox logo shows up on everything from license plates to ice cream boxes.

Dark Side of the Dom: Why the Trade for Craig Kimbrel Does Not Add Up

Andrew Wild | Posted 11.16.2015 | Sports
Andrew Wild

The Royals proved that every rule has an exception, but it generally doesn't make much sense to focus on building a great bullpen without a worthy rotation.

I'm With Stupid: Take Me Out for the Ballgame, for Mets' Sake

Todd Hartley | Posted 10.23.2015 | Comedy
Todd Hartley

I was born a Mets fan, and now that I think about it, I just might have been conceived the night they won the World Series in 1969, which was almost exactly nine months before I was born. Mostly, it's been a long slog for my 45 years.

"Field of Dreams" Meets "Sweetheart, Get Me Rewrite"

Charlie Carillo | Posted 10.17.2015 | New York
Charlie Carillo

As you get older, a Catholic boy like me comes to realize three depressing things, as he drags his bat back to the dugout after yet another strikeout: God does not distribute hitting abilities evenly among his people, God probably doesn't care about baseball, Maybe there isn't a God.

An Unwavering Faith in Himself Kept Jackie Bradley Jr. Afloat

Julian McWilliams | Posted 09.18.2015 | Sports
Julian McWilliams

There is a certain swagger and confidence that comes with Jackie Bradley Jr. It was an innate trait that was forged in his hometown of Prince George, Virginia, right outside of Richmond. Despite the swag, he was overlooked coming out of high school even with his considerable talent.

Red Sox Manager John Farrell Announces He Has Lymphoma

Associated Press | Lucy McCalmont | Posted 08.14.2015 | Sports

BOSTON (AP) — Fighting back tears, Boston Red Sox manager John Farrell said Friday that he had a "highly curable" form of cancer and ...

Everything Went Wrong For Mookie Betts After He Made A Great Play

The Huffington Post | Justin Block | Posted 07.29.2015 | Sports

Boston Red Sox centerfielder Mookie Betts did everything that you'd want a star outfielder to do, and it all went horribly for him. In the sixth...

Before This World: Chatting With James Taylor, Plus Joan Baez Receives Ambassador of Conscience Award

Mike Ragogna | Posted 06.19.2015 | Entertainment
Mike Ragogna

According to James Taylor: "Music is that spiritual thing -- that's the thing that compels us so much: It's real. And when it connects with you, you don't make a decision about it."

My Starting 9

Mike Kotsopoulos | Posted 06.10.2015 | College
Mike Kotsopoulos

My dad once told me two kinds of days exist on the Vineyard: Beach days and garbage. On Thursday, by the grace of God, we finally received the former.

Spectators and the Baseball Rule

Roger I. Abrams | Posted 06.08.2015 | Sports
Roger I. Abrams

The attack of an errant ball or bat can come at any time. When someone decides to "take [you] out to the ballgame" and buy you some "peanuts and Cracker Jack," make sure you have at least one eye on the batter.

That Awkward Feeling When You're A Switch Pitcher Facing A Switch Hitter

The Huffington Post | Maxwell Strachan | Posted 06.08.2015 | Sports

Such awkward. Much wow.

Friends In High Places at Fenway Park

Michael Levin | Posted 06.05.2015 | Sports
Michael Levin

Took my wife to a day game at Fenway Park yesterday, and there are few things better in life than day baseball. Especially at Fenway. I'm glancing at the standings on the Green Monster when I notice an error.

Sport and Society for Arete -- Ruth's First Home Run

Richard Crepeau | Posted 05.04.2015 | Sports
Richard Crepeau

A hundred years ago, Babe Ruth strode to the plate and cracked his first major league home run on May 5, 1915. Twenty years later he would hit No. 714, a milestone that would stand for generations.

So, James Taylor Has A New Song About The Boston Red Sox

The Huffington Post | Ron Dicker | Posted 05.04.2015 | Sports

James Taylor can expect a Bronx cheer from Yankee fans for this. The honey-voiced singer-songwriter has penned a song about his beloved Boston Red ...

Tom Brady Threw An Awful First Pitch At A Red Sox Game

The Huffington Post | Ron Dicker | Posted 04.14.2015 | Sports

Maybe he should stick to cliff-jumping in the offseason.

Settlement Reached In Roger Clemens Defamation Lawsuit

AP | By JAKE PEARSON | Posted 05.18.2015 | Sports

NEW YORK (AP) — A long-running defamation lawsuit against former Boston Red Sox and New York Yankees pitcher Roger Clemens by his ex-trainer has bee...

"Everywhere We Go, It's the Tottenham Boys Making All the Noise" at the Greyhound Bar in Highland Park

Ashley Jude Collie | Posted 09.19.2015 | Los Angeles
Ashley Jude Collie

Inside the very cool, hip bar, which is the official home for the LA Tottenham Hotspur Supporters Club, was about 90 members singing, chanting and wearing their love of Spurs on their sleeves.

Johnny Damon Regrets The Way Baseball Put Him 'Out To Pasture'

HuffPost Live | Chris Branch | Posted 02.03.2015 | HuffPost Live 321

After 18 years and 2,490 long games, 38-year-old Johnny Damon found himself in Auburn, Alabama, waiting on a call that would never come. A few day...

Get Organized, Get Appraised on Antiques Roadshow

Bonnie McCarthy | Posted 03.08.2015 | HuffPost Home
Bonnie McCarthy

What if your new year's resolution to get organized led to big bucks? It could happen -and Antiques Roadshow may be just the ticket.

Shooting Diamonds: Directing the World Series

Devra Maza | Posted 03.01.2015 | Sports
Devra Maza

For the players of Major League Baseball, the World Series is the ultimate goal. For directors of MLB games on television, it's a career-crowning achievement. For two decades, two directors have been a perennial postseason dynasty.

Humble at Heart: 5 Lessons to Giving Back Stacey Lucchino Style

Stacey Alcorn | Posted 01.18.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Stacey Alcorn

If you are like me, you instead go out of your way to find the entrepreneurial spirit in the room who has an amazing back-story, a heart of gold, and the humility to figure out a way to give back at every turn in her life.

At 78, He's Still The Toast Of Fenway Park

Michael Levin | Posted 01.18.2015 | Sports
Michael Levin

Everybody knows the Boston Red Sox boast three World Series rings in ten years, the oldest ballpark in the majors, and the most rabid fan base in organized baseball. Who knew they also had a poet laureate?

There's No Predicting This World Series

Lincoln Mitchell | Posted 12.21.2014 | Sports
Lincoln Mitchell

The World Series between the Kansas City Royals and the San Francisco Giants features two teams that were pretty good in the regular season but have been played either excellent (the Giants) or almost flawless (the Royals) baseball during the postseason. There is a clear path to winning for both teams.

Watson Who? Lopez and Team USA Defeat the World

Elisa Gaudet | Posted 12.06.2014 | Sports
Elisa Gaudet

With all the hoopla around Tom Watson and his captaincy of the Ryder Cup, perhaps the focus should be on Nancy Lopez and her winning formula in the Handa Cup. Team U.S. defeated the World team, 28-20 in West Point, Mississippi the exact same weekend.

Pedro Martinez Shows Solidarity With a Young Pitcher

Lincoln Mitchell | Posted 12.01.2014 | Sports
Lincoln Mitchell

Ventura is a very good young pitcher who was a member of the Royals rotation all year where he posted a very respectable 3.20 ERA and a 14-10 record. Bringing him in to pitch in an unfamiliar situation like on only two days rest seemed especially strange and almost cruel to the young pitcher.