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The Diamond Dogma: 10 Life Lessons Our Dads Taught Us Through Baseball

Josue Lopez Calderon | Posted 08.20.2014 | Sports
Josue Lopez Calderon

Baseball is the only sport where if you fail 7 out of 10 times you are considered successful, thus you have to learn how to get up from defeat.

Confessions of a Baseball Mom

Debra Pickett | Posted 08.09.2014 | Parents
Debra Pickett

It was like I'd just hopped out of my station wagon with a cocktail in one hand and a cigarette in the other, leaving a toddler rolling around, unbuckled in the back. In some places, not having your entire life's schedule dictated by your 7-year-old's sports team makes you kind of a bad a**.

Everything I Need to Know About Parenting I Learned From Baseball

Sarah Trillin | Posted 08.04.2014 | Parents
Sarah Trillin

It seems to me that during the past decade, there have been endless discussions about how we as parents are failing to let our kids fail.

Still Think Kids Can't Handle Keeping Score?

Sarah Smiley | Posted 08.02.2014 | Parents
Sarah Smiley

The umpire swept home plate. An announcer tested the PA system. A parent propped open the concession stand door. And the tiny round lights of the scoreboard flickered on. When the boys ran to the dugout, more than a few screamed in excitement, "They're going to keep score tonight!"

Obama Pops In On Little League Game

Posted 07.19.2014 | Politics

By JOSH LEDERMAN, The Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — Put down the juice box and lace up your sneakers. President Barack Obama is pinch-hittin...

The Silent Stadium

Merri Petrovits | Posted 07.15.2014 | Parents
Merri Petrovits

There is no greater full-circle moment than taking your child to play ball in the same field you played on as a kid. I crouched behind home plate while my dad pitched

Lessons for Mom From the Tee-Ball Dugout

Sarah Smiley | Posted 06.30.2014 | Parents
Sarah Smiley

You drew the bat to your shoulder again, ready for the real thing. Please just let him get on first, I thought. It will mean the world to him.

The Agony (and Zen) of Little League

Annabel Monaghan | Posted 06.30.2014 | Parents
Annabel Monaghan

For me, baseball is like yoga. From the expressions of concentration on the faces around me, I have the sense that something very important is happening, yet I see almost nothing happening at all.

How Little League Screwed Up My Generation

Nick Halaby | Posted 06.19.2014 | Teen
Nick Halaby

I hear many adults who are much older than I am complain about my generation. They say that young people, those about to enter the work force for the first time, are the most spoiled and entitled generation in this country's history. I happen to agree.

Your Kid Hates Little League

Galanty Miller | Posted 05.25.2014 | Comedy
Galanty Miller

We're nearing that time of year again, when the snow melts away, the sun comes out from hiding and millions of children around the country think, "Shit, am I gonna have to play Little League?"

How I Learned to Love Baseball for My Son

Michelle Gale | Posted 04.27.2014 | Parents
Michelle Gale

Each weekend, during games on television, he would let me cuddle with him on the couch, discuss the latest and greatest plays and share in the pure emotion he felt for the game. The deal was sealed. I was hooked.

'Mighty Jerry Has Struck Out'

Jerry Zezima | Posted 04.21.2014 | Comedy
Jerry Zezima

If you don't see me in spring training, hitting baseballs over the fence and signing autographs for adoring fans, it will be because I was recently on...

Saving Faith

Jim Wallis | Posted 01.23.2014 | Religion
Jim Wallis

For many, the past few weeks have been discouraging, given the state of our politics and culture and what many vulnerable people across the country are experiencing. But despite the frustration and even grief sometimes I have been reminded of the importance of "saving faith."

Own a Business? Work in a Business? Then Watch the Little League World Series

Gene Marks | Posted 10.16.2013 | Small Business
Gene Marks

The Little League World Series starts tomorrow in Williamsport and runs through next weekend. And if you want a few lessons about running a business, check out a few games. Here's what you'll learn about winners.

How to Make It in America's Most Dangerous City

Steve Patrick Ercolani | Posted 08.24.2013 | Crime
Steve Patrick Ercolani

Last year Camden had 67 murders in a city of just 77,000. Per capita, that is nearly as high as Honduras, the murder capital of the world.

The Home Run That Ended Everything

Tom Cramer | Posted 08.09.2013 | Fifty
Tom Cramer

The official name of the organization was Oak Lawn Baseball for Boys. For a long time, that was a perfectly acceptable name. I believe it was in 1975 when that name became quite controversial.

We Interrupt This Family for Baseball Season

Jim Wallis | Posted 07.31.2013 | Sports
Jim Wallis

On Memorial Day weekend, our family of four participated in six baseball games! It was such a refreshing change from discussing our nation's politics. Here is a great baseball story that explains why I love Little League Baseball.

LOOK: The Realest Little League Sign Ever

Posted 05.09.2013 | Detroit

Dear belligerent parents, hyper-focused coaches and prepubescent Justin Verlanders in the making.. The West Branch, Mich. Little League has a messa...

Baseball, Harry Caray And Me

Tom Cramer | Posted 06.21.2013 | Fifty
Tom Cramer

Summer vacation meant fast pitch in the morning, watching a bit of the Cubs after lunch, back out to play more baseball and then the White Sox after dinner. It was heaven.

Top 5 Sports Stories

Len Berman | Posted 05.18.2013 | New York
Len Berman

Louisville is the overall #1 seed in the NCAA basketball tournament. The other top seeds are Kansas, Indiana and Gonzaga.

Kids and Team Sports: Should Parents Push Their Children to Play?

John McCormick | Posted 04.21.2013 | Parents
John McCormick

For me, spring begins when the air fills with the crack of the bat or the snap of a ball hitting a glove. It begins in February, when baseball spring training gets underway. As a parent, my real joy comes from watching Little Leaguers play. I can't wait to root for my kids on the ball field.

Lubbock Challenger Little League (VIDEO)

Bus 52 | Posted 10.29.2012 | Good News
Bus 52

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$14.5 Million Youth Baseball Settlement

The Huffington Post | Ron Dicker | Posted 08.24.2012 | Small Business

Amid the Little League World Series, a former youth player left brain-damaged by a ball hit off a metal bat in 2006 received a $14.5 million lawsuit s...

Local Leadership on Athletic Injury

Leigh Steinberg | Posted 10.20.2012 | Sports
Leigh Steinberg

Athletes are largely in denial about their physical condition. From the days of Pop Warner and Little League they accept the fact that pain and injury are part of the game -- they play under all circumstances and fear being seen as a "training room player."

'Batter Up!'

Jerry Zezima | Posted 09.08.2012 | Comedy
Jerry Zezima

I don't like to brag about my athletic prowess, mainly because I don't have any, but I must say that I was a pretty good baseball player in my day.