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Sport and Society for Arete -- Ballbase's Hall of Fame

Richard Crepeau | Posted 07.25.2016 | Sports
Richard Crepeau

If in fact PEDs do enhance performance what is the sum total of that impact when both pitcher and batter are using PEDs? Do they cancel each other out? Do PEDs contribute to foot speed making fielders more effective or causing an increase in infield hits and stolen bases?

Royals Run Recalls Memories of Rooting Against the Dreaded New York Yankees

Brian Patrick Harmon | Posted 12.23.2014 | Sports
Brian Patrick Harmon

Their center fielder introduced me to the beauty of an inside-the-park home run. Their submarine closer seemed to scrape his knuckles on the mound with every pitch. And one of their shortstops played with a toothpick dangling from his mouth.

The Hall of Famer You May Not Know

Michael Corvo | Posted 09.21.2014 | Sports
Michael Corvo

On July 26 in Cooperstown, New York, most of the focus will be on Hall of Fame inductees and a prestigious group of managers. There is another honoree, however, to whom attention must be paid: arguably our greatest living baseball writer.

Don Zimmer and Baseball Lifers

Lincoln Mitchell | Posted 08.11.2014 | Sports
Lincoln Mitchell

Although there will never be another Don Zimmer with his unique collection of baseball memories and experiences, baseball itself will go on and 20 years from now it is possible that few fans will remember baseball without people like Bochy, Righetti, Hurdle or other newer baseball lifers.

Hedge Funds Care? Disrupt Your Conventional Thinking

April Rudin | Posted 05.19.2014 | Impact
April Rudin

I continue to wonder what it will take to overcome some of the misguided perceptions that the public has about hedge funds. But getting the word out about their philanthropic generosity through events like these seems a very good place to start.

The Next Round of Hall of Fame Managers

Lincoln Mitchell | Posted 02.18.2014 | Sports
Lincoln Mitchell

The election to the Hall of Fame of Bobby Cox, Tony LaRussa and Joe Torre, the third, fourth and fifth winningest managers in major league history, has created some controversy because all of them managed steroid users and either were sufficiently not in control of their teams not to notice, or turned a blind eye those activities.

The Hall of Fame Expansion Era Ballot

Lincoln Mitchell | Posted 01.23.2014 | Sports
Lincoln Mitchell

As part of the increasingly complicated Hall of Fame selection process, there are five players on the expansion era ballot-Davey Concepcion, Steve Garvey, Tommy John, Dave Parker and Dan Quisenberry.

Helping Keep Dad in the Game

Jim Higley | Posted 08.06.2013 | Impact
Jim Higley

Like me, Milken received a prostate cancer diagnosis in his forties. But as opposed to passively putting his life in order, he stepped up to the plate with funding and a commitment to kick off the Prostate Cancer Foundation. And their stats today are pretty impressive:

Why Mayor Bloomberg Declared January 24 Joe Torre Day

Judy Shapiro | Posted 04.08.2013 | New York
Judy Shapiro

Joe's own difficult childhood exposure to family violence made him acutely sensitive of the fact that if kids at risk can find a safe place of support, it would be enough to break the cycle.

Top 3 Must See Domestic Abuse PSA's

C. Cryn Johannsen | Posted 09.26.2012 | Impact
C. Cryn Johannsen

Domestic violence, sexual violence, and stalking -- could also be defined as bullying -- are not issues exaggerated in crime dramas on primetime TV in the US. Here's the painful truth: domestic violence is spreading, and destroying the lives of millions and millions of people.

Matt Kemp: "For Somebody to Say That I'd Just Given Up and Wasn't Trying Is Not True."

Graham Bensinger | Posted 08.31.2012 | Sports
Graham Bensinger

Here the the All-Star centerfielder reflects on his poor performance in 2010 and the criticism he received for his play. He also discusses his $160 million contract extension and being denied the 2011 MVP award.

Andrew Levy: Consigliere to the Boys of Summer

Robert David Jaffee | Posted 06.04.2012 | Sports
Robert David Jaffee

Pharaoh had Joseph. Marlon Brando's Don Corleone had Robert Duvall's Tom Hagen in The Godfather. David Cone, Goose Gossage and numerous baseball stars have Andrew Levy.

The Bids Are In: And McCourt Wants $2 BILLION

The Huffington Post | Kathleen Miles | Posted 02.27.2012 | Los Angeles

After months of speculation and an ever-changing list of potential future Dodgers owners, the deadline for bidding on the team came and went Monday, l...

Top 5 Sports Stories

Len Berman | Posted 12.26.2011 | New York
Len Berman

A Czech soccer ref decided to celebrate his birthday before reffing his game. So he showed up drunk. There's no rule against it. Really?

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Len Berman | Posted 12.24.2011 | New York
Len Berman

Quarterback Carson Palmer made his debut for the Raiders and completed 11 passes. Unfortunately three of them were to the Kansas City Chiefs who won 28-0.

Reyes Has No Reason to Apologize for Batting Title

Rob Kirkpatrick | Posted 12.02.2011 | Sports
Rob Kirkpatrick

I'm amazed by the flack New York Mets shortstop Jose Reyes is getting. I'm especially astounded by the comments from those who should know their baseball history better.

Baseball, Hope and the Children of 9/11

Laurie Nadel | Posted 11.08.2011 | New York
Laurie Nadel

No one was more surprised than I to discover that the keys to healing for these 30-plus adolescents and young adults would be found at Yankee and Shea Stadiums.

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Len Berman | Posted 10.19.2011 | New York
Len Berman

They sure sound like fun, The Redneck Olympics in Hebron, Maine. Just the usual events involving lots of mud and the tossing of toilet seats. Well, the real Olympic guys weren't amused.

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Len Berman | Posted 09.27.2011 | New York
Len Berman

OK, now we've heard everything. Boise State moved into the Mountain West Conference, but they won't be allowed to wear their traditional blue jerseys. They play on a blue football field. Too much blue?

2011 Ellis Island Family Heritage Awards

Megan Smolenyak | Posted 06.15.2011 | Entertainment
Megan Smolenyak

I had the privilege of attending the 2011 Ellis Island Family Heritage Awards in this, a particularly special year -- the 125th anniversary of the Statue of Liberty's dedication as a gift to the people of America from France.

Saying Goodbye to Andy Pettitte

Tony Sachs | Posted 05.25.2011 | Sports
Tony Sachs

It's easy, in the hazy, nostalgic glow of his farewell, to forget that Pettitte wasn't as beloved by the Yankees' front office as he was by the fans until quite recently.

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Len Berman | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Len Berman

How cool is Bobby Valentine? He's taking his job as Stamford's Safety Commissioner seriously. He was out directing traffic during the snowstorm.

Ending Domestic Violence Is About Jobs, Homes And Protecting Kids, Too

Courtney Macavinta | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Courtney Macavinta

The hard truth: One in every four women experiences domestic violence during her lifetime, and more than 20 million women in the U.S. have been victims of rape.

Mets: The Case for Bobby Valentine

Steven Hirsch | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Steven Hirsch

The Mets do not need another easy going, laid back manager who will always be calm and collected no matter how bad things get. They need someone with fire and aggression.

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Len Berman | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Len Berman

Inaction! The Wall Street Journal took a stopwatch to major league baseball games and logged 14 minutes of actual action in a 9 inning game.