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Biased WAR and JAWS Stats Can't Keep John Smoltz From the Hall of Fame

Biased WAR and JAWS Stats Can't Keep John Smoltz From the Hall of Fame

John A. Tures  01. 5.2015
Major League Baseball seems poised to admit its largest class into the Baseball Hall of Fame since 1936. Of those candidates for Cooperstown,...
World Series Hero Named AP's Male Athlete Of 2014

World Series Hero Named AP's Male Athlete Of 2014

AP  12.30.2014
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Madison Bumgarner sat in the outfield alongside Jake Peavy before Game 7 of the World Series and told his teammate...
Shooting Diamonds: Directing the World Series

Shooting Diamonds: Directing the World Series

Devra Maza  12.30.2014
For the players of Major League Baseball, the World Series is the ultimate goal. For directors of MLB games on television, it's a career-crowning...
Has Our Sports Culture Gone Overboard?

Has Our Sports Culture Gone Overboard?

Rabbi Shmuly Yanklowitz  12.22.2014
For humans to flourish, we must grow intellectually, spiritually and emotionally. Through a myriad of educational and cultural opportunities,...
2014 in Sports: 6 Takeaways From the Complicated Year That Was

2014 in Sports: 6 Takeaways From the Complicated Year That Was

Thomas McKenna  12.12.2014
However, while it's easy to lament to the failings of our sports fandoms in 2014, there's no denying that there was also a lot of good...
Jimmy Rollins' Philadelphia Phillies Legacy: A Promise Kept

Jimmy Rollins' Philadelphia Phillies Legacy: A Promise Kept

Eric Marmon  12.11.2014
Jimmy preached expecting the best at a time when Philadelphians were instinctively expecting the worst. More than any other player, Rollins...
MLB All-Star Sentenced To 10 Days In Jail

MLB All-Star Sentenced To 10 Days In Jail

AP  12. 5.2014
FAIRFAX, Va. (AP) — Washington Nationals outfielder Jayson Werth has been convicted of reckless driving and sentenced to 10 days in jail...
Veteran MLB Umpire Comes Out As Gay

Veteran MLB Umpire Comes Out As Gay

AP  12. 2.2014
NEW YORK (AP) — Dale Scott figures he'll hear plenty of foul language from angry hitters next season. Such is life for a Major League...
Is Giancarlo Stanton's Mega-Contract Rational?

Is Giancarlo Stanton's Mega-Contract Rational?

Leigh Steinberg  11.26.2014
When past performance motivates a team to sign a player to guarantees for years in which the player is likely to be diminishing dramatically...
The 15 Worst Owners in Sports

The 15 Worst Owners in Sports

Rolling Stone  11.26.2014
Sports arguments compensate for our powerlessness. We will never be permitted on the playing field, court or ice to change the outcome...
A Global Society of Service

A Global Society of Service

Jeremy Affeldt  11.25.2014
When we think about about how to help others, we are motivated to excel in our jobs and our lives. We work harder for success when we know...
15 Sports Stars Who Don't Let The Haters Get Them Down

15 Sports Stars Who Don't Let The Haters Get Them Down

Bleacher Report  11.24.2014
There is nothing strange or unfamiliar about hate in sports—loyalties, rivalries and all the other things that put the bad in bad blood,...
Judge Reinstates Sexual Assault Case Against MLB Pitcher

Judge Reinstates Sexual Assault Case Against MLB Pitcher

AP  11.21.2014
DETROIT (AP) — A judge reinstated a sexual assault case against pitcher Evan Reed on Friday, overturning a decision by another judge...
Family Of Late Cardinals Prospect Thanks Fans On His Twitter Account

Family Of Late Cardinals Prospect Thanks Fans On His Twitter Account

  11.21.2014
The family of late St. Louis Cardinals outfielder Oscar Taveras took over his Twitter account on Thursday to thank his fans and those who...