As awful as it was seeing Raul Valdes give up a walk-off grand slam on Wednesday night, I think it's fair to say that most of baseball's attention was focused on Armando Galarraga and his near-perfect game.
For Pete's sake, we let death row inmates out of prison when DNA or some other conclusive evidence proves their innocence. But we cannot overturn an umpire's call?
To err is human. But to immediately admit a mistake, especially one of such historic meaning, is almost against human nature. So I will always remember American League umpire Jim Joyce for how he handled his mistake.
Armando Galarraga, who was robbed of a perfect game by a blown call from umpire Jim Joyce, has also pitched a perfect example of how to handle a potential media storm.
Faulty as Jim Joyce's call was -- he admitted it quickly and apologized to Galarraga -- it served as one of those moments that again demonstrates why sports serve so well as our national theater.
Tiger Woods' swing coach, Hank Haney, resigned. A whole bunch of wiseguys respond by saying, "Tiger swings pretty well on his own."
This past week, another New York institution advanced another step in its evolution, as WFUV, Fordham University's 50,000 watt Bronx-based public radi...
Bengals wide receiver Maurice Purify was collared in Newport for disorderly conduct after a bar fight. He is well prepared for what lies ahead. In college, he majored in criminal justice.
Spring training has a completely different vibe than the regular baseball season. The parks are much smaller, the crowds are more subdued; it's a quieter, more contemplative experience.
If you have a friend in Detroit, give him/her a "hug." If the economy and the Lions aren't bad enough, the Tigers became the first team in history to blow a 3 game lead with 4 games to play.
At Texas Tech the coach has banned all of his players from tweeting after one of his linebackers tweeted that the coach was late for a meeting. Doesn't the First Amendment guarantee freedom of tweech?
On Monday, February 10, 2009, Alex Rodriquez's life changed forever. The highest-paid player in baseball, called the greatest player in the modern ga...
With the shifting economic climate and teams valuing homegrown talent over high-priced free agents, draft picks are carrying more importance than ever.
When thinking about the Bush administration-sanctioned use of this brute force, I wondered how the torture guys decided on the 183 figure. Was it some kind of homage to Hank Greenberg driving in 183 runs in 1937?
It may be snowy outside with wind chills in the single digits, but it is time to play America's new favorite winter pastime -- the baseball salary arbitration game.
Instead of turning into another parking lot or an abandoned patch of dirt and grass, a group in Detroit is working to help the old Tiger Staidum remain a great baseball field for years to come.