With eight teams still left in the playoffs, baseball's biggest post-season battle, the one between platitude and tautologies, can begin.
There is no amount of money, fines, settlements or payments that is commensurate with the hardship that the arrogance, unethical and fast dealing behaviors of banks and their leaders have caused.
As much as showing me a father's quiet love, my dad taught me life lessons by using the history and proper practices of baseball as his guide. He had been a ball player as a kid, and a lifelong student of the game. Perhaps because we listened to so many "foreign" broadcasts, my dad hated "homers" -- that is, play-by-play announcers who would ignore the facts and shade their analyses so they could curry cheap favor with the hometown radio audience. (Hey, wait a minute! That is exactly what is happening in Washington, not only in Congress but everywhere else in the city!) He told me that the worst thing you could be when you were at bat was a "rabbit ears" -- that is, someone who got upset and distracted by the cheap taunts from the dugout of the other team. (The Congress is full of those kinds of people.)
If you're sports-challenged like I am, I hope this info will help you get in on the conversation when the big games arrive.
There are dozens of year-end films that no one has seen yet, but Oscar pundits have been calculating different movies' odds since January.
Professional ballplayers are as competitive a creature as any that exists , but the recent dust up in Atlanta between the Braves, a team destined for post-season play, and the Brewers, a team going nowhere after this week's final regular season game, has me perplexed and incredulous.
Only two of the three could be accommodated during the opening ceremony -- a pitcher and a catcher. So, Jeff was left with a choice.
At all ages, no athlete wants to take him or herself off the field, and coaches don't want to force them. However, an already difficult situation becomes next to impossible when you add in the ever-compelling element of money.
Who knew men have menopause?! Well it is actually called andropause. Hallelujah ladies, we are not the only gender that goes through menopause!
The Yankees aren't winning with money in 2013 so much as with a makeshift, cobbled together bootleg version of Moneyball
This is a tight battle between the Pirates and Cardinals, with the Reds staying within striking distance, but this Pirates team seems to have the want and the desire to overcome all odds.
With the season winding down there will be a no-win situation featuring Puig and that situation is the Rookie of the Year Award debate.
Major League Baseball occasionally comes up with a change to the game that chips away at baseball's beauty. Here's chance for them to get something right without taking the most simple-minded and disruptive course they can come up with.
Should we take postseason statistics into consideration when looking at a player's career stats though?
Fans want to know when athletes have engaged in illegal activity to gain a competitive edge. When digital forensics is applied, it offers the hope of restoring some of the fairness and wholesomeness that have been lost in professional sports.