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Casey at the Bat

The Significance of Baseball for People Who Don't Care about Baseball

Tom Alderman | Posted 01.23.2014 | Books
Tom Alderman

It's October and the boys of summer are heading for the World Series Fall Classic. So it's fitting to ask, what is it about this ball-and-stick game that is so deeply embedded in our culture -- with influence well beyond the actual sport of baseball?

Take Me Out to the Ball Game -- But Pay Me a Living Wage

Michael Winship | Posted 08.11.2013 | Politics
Michael Winship

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.

Obama's Revenge: A Political Parody

Geoffrey Dunn | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Geoffrey Dunn

In advance of the upcoming baseball season, the right-wing blogosphere has gone viral with a parody of Ernest Thayer's immortal "Casey at the Bat," with Barack Obama replacing the Mudville slugger striking out.

Friday Talking Points [92] -- The End Of Silly Season

Chris Weigant | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Chris Weigant

Sadly, Obama's speech to school children has become mired in manufactured controversy from the right, with typical sky-is-falling rhetoric about the evil, evil man who occupies the Oval Office.

Big Brother 11: No Joy in Mudville

Tallulah Morehead | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Tallulah Morehead

I wouldn't allow Lydia, Natalie, Jessie, Russell, Chima, or Kevin, in my home without an armed escort, and this week they were all out to show just what horrible, and in Lydia's case, psychotic, people they are.