When I was a kid, baseball was America's game. My memories linger around visions of classic summertime Americana; hot dogs on the grill, cold beer (or in my case Coca-Cola), sweet apple pie, and Vin Scully on the call from Dodger Stadium.
As we gear up for the exciting release of 42, let's also keep in mind the larger image of Jackie Robinson. He was also a tireless civil rights leader in his own right, furious with racial injustice and positively committed to securing first class citizenship for all.
s etched in stone as the Mets' poor fate seems to be, there are some key future dates that will help shed light on the team's actual chances this coming season.
In Miami, we are all too familiar with government using our money incorrectly. Defending the financing plan is impossible -- our last mayor lost his job because of it. And by the way, whoever gave you the "it's not public money" sound bite ought to have their head examined.
The Yankees are in sufficiently bad shape that even a great year by Rivera will not bring them back to the World Series. Moreover, Rivera is not the only aging Yankee seeking to recover from an injury.
The Yankees appear primed to get off to a poor start this season, but that doesn't mean they can't come back and become a contender, or even a playoff team.
The WBC is far from perfect, but it is also a lot of fun for many people and an opportunity to highlight one of baseball's biggest accomplishments in recent years.
John knows the game, knows the people, knows how to tell a story -- and has a very Bay Area point of view. To welcome this colorful newspaper veteran back to the Bay Area, here's a short Q and A.
The way promotional items have become such a common fixture at major league ballparks, it's hard to imagine there was a time when giveaways were strictly unheard of. The game-changer came when Bill Veeck assumed ownership of the Cleveland Indians in 1946.
Lohse, who is coming off a terrific 2012 campaign, where he hurled a career-best 134 ERA+ and 3.76 K/BB over 211 IP, still remains a free-agent.
A fan base that is told to expect a World Series victory every year, and to see anything else as a failure is going to end up an angry disgruntled group, largely because they have been sold a bill of goods by the team's management.
While the NFL is cracking down on head injuries and the MLB continues to investigate performance-enhancing drugs, many are overlooking one of the biggest health issues in all of sports: the ACL tear.
As basketball fans around the world focus their attention on Sunday's NBA All-Star Game, one player stands above the rest. LeBron James is clearly the league's best player. An important question lingers: is LeBron the Greatest of All Time, or GOAT?
Maybe being a Cubs fan is a weighted bias even Nate Silver's methodology can't overcome.
We have heard it so many times when buying a home: location, location, location. Similar verbage applies when valuing that vintage memorabilia collection from your childhood days. Unfortunately, sentimental value does not increase the value, but it does make for a good story.
I love baseball books for the window they offer on life and human nature. I recently stumbled on a baseball book that blew me away -- and ought to be read far and wide.