Forget those stats and histories crammed in your head. When you lack knowledge about baseball history like us, you can judge these speeches not by the color of their uniform, but by the content of their clichés. That's why we guarantee that this will be the most unbiased sports article you ever read.
I admit that when I consider the role baseball has played in America's cultural history, I get a bit choked up. And when I think of the unmatched elegance and grace that define what was once referred to as "the national pastime," I become emotional.
Since storming into the Red Sox lineup in early May, Will Middlebrooks has cemented himself as one of the top young players in Boston, if not Major League Baseball.
The unequal power relationship between MLB and these young, black men living in poverty highlighted in the film puts into relief the long-standing, unequal relationships of power between the United States and the Dominican Republic.
I thought of the Moses-Joshua relationship and the Torah's concept of inheritance and succession as I watched Prince Fielder hoist his Home Run Derby trophy high above his head. His sons flanked him on either side. His father was no where in sight.
Over 70 years ago, Major League Baseball's All-Star Game saw one of the most electrifying home runs ever hit, during one of the most remarkable seasons ever played.
For once, we are treated to a sports star ascending the national stage and talking not about his own greatness, his Hollywood girlfriend or his pimped-out fleet of Bentleys, but about self-awareness, the wisdom of his mentors, and the Zen of the knuckleball.
Yankees General Manager Brian Cashman said Reggie Jackson wasn't banned by the Yankees, and he could be back with the team as early as Friday.
It is clear that bringing environmental information to our cultural leaders is as important as bringing that information to our government leaders. Indeed, perhaps it is more important. And few sectors are as culturally influential as the sports industry.
The 83rd All-Star Game will be played tonight in Kansas City. Justin Verlander of Detroit and Matt Cain of the Giants are the starting pitchers. It would have been nice to see knuckleballer R.A. Dickey of the Mets get the nod.
As both a fan of the 2012 New York Mets and someone who considers herself in touch with reality, I have absolutely no problem admitting that this team...
My involvement with CURE Childhood Cancer began when a child in our son's school was diagnosed with cancer.
Maybe we can't pack up and head to the Grand Canyon, but sheer athletic brilliance can also take your breath away. After all, Marshawn Lynch's playoff run activated Richter scales across Seattle.
We are fortunate to have a team full of Yankees who do so much work in the community, with many of the players having their own foundations. We thought that The Jorge Posada Foundation would be the perfect choice for a few reasons.
One of this week's biggest stories was the debut of Arizona Diamondbacks top prospect Trevor Bauer. After signing last July, Bauer has quickly raced through the Diamondbacks minor league organization.