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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 04.20.2015 | 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.

This Is What The World Was Like The Last Time The Yankees And Red Sox Both Missed The Playoffs

The Huffington Post | Thomas McKenna | Posted 09.30.2014 | Sports

The New York Yankees and Boston Red Sox are usually fixtures of October baseball. Between them, the rivals have represented the American League in 10 ...

Saying Goodbye (?) to Ichiro Suzuki

Tony Sachs | Posted 11.28.2014 | Sports
Tony Sachs

I've been watching baseball pretty avidly since I was 8 (more than 35 years now, horrifying as that is to type). And while Ichiro may not have been the best player I've ever seen (he rarely walked or hit with power), I think he's been my favorite player to watch.

Imagine a Yankees Fan Forced to Root for the Red Sox. That's Obama's ISIS Strategy

H. A. Goodman | Posted 11.26.2014 | Politics
H. A. Goodman

Any solution for destroying ISIS that fails to address the Sunni and Shia rivalry simply will not work. Bombs and arming rebel groups in Syria don't alleviate ethnic tensions; such actions might actually stir up more instability and fuel more sectarian violence.

Derek Jeter's Endless Farewell Tour

Lincoln Mitchell | Posted 11.16.2014 | Sports
Lincoln Mitchell

The overstatement of Jeter's intangible contributions, efforts to make him into a paragon of integrity and honor when he is essentially a great ballplayer who managed to stay out of trouble and not say anything stupid to the media in 20 years, all make it increasingly difficult to either like Jeter or take his farewell tour seriously.

Oakland Athletics Imploding Before Our Very Eyes

Dan Karpuc | Posted 11.10.2014 | Sports
Dan Karpuc

OK... OK. You may not view a team that is 81-63 as "imploding," but hear me out.

A West Coast Post-Season

Lincoln Mitchell | Posted 11.02.2014 | Sports
Lincoln Mitchell

An all-West Coast World Series, a distinct possibility at this point, would present an image of baseball that is young, new and forward-looking, despite the inconvenient time zone for many in the East Coast.

In Defense of the Pink Hat

Angelina Massoia | Posted 10.27.2014 | Sports
Angelina Massoia

Survey the excited crowd of a Red Sox home game and you'll see a lot of red, a lot of navy blue, a lot of white. You'll also inevitably run into a dash of pink. Consider what you are now thinking about the individual wearing that pink hat.