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Football Has Taken Over Baseball As America's True Pastime

The Huffington Post | Lucy McCalmont | Posted 04.16.2015 | Sports

Baseball needs to make bigger steps forward to grow its appeal.

Lacrosse Beats Baseball for Our Boys

Andrew Cotto | Posted 05.23.2015 | Parents
Andrew Cotto

It's a manifest of American modernity, of technology and testing and the other trappings of progress, that signals the fading of the American pastime as we look further to the past for a game invented by our land's original inhabitants that is needed now more than ever.

9 Reasons Why Women Are Better Baseball Fans

Christina Kelly | Posted 05.03.2014 | Women
Christina Kelly

With MLB Opening Day less than a month away, it's every baseball fans favorite time of year. The time when every single team in the game still has a shot at being the best. As a woman who's loved the sport my entire life, I've noticed some differences between the sexes when it comes to the game.

Is Soccer Destined to Become America's National Pastime?

Daniel Cox | Posted 04.08.2014 | Sports
Daniel Cox

With more than 111 million viewers tuning in to watch the Super Bowl this year, the idea that soccer could compete for the honor of America's most popular sport seems preposterous on its face. But, before ruling out the possibility, let's take a closer look at the facts.

Baseball's Most Memorable July 4th Moments

Posted 07.04.2012 | Sports

There is a quote frequently attributed to poet Walt Whitman, who died in 1892 with the National League still in its infancy, about the so-called natio...

Baseball Is Life

Tim Siedell | Posted 06.05.2012 | Comedy
Tim Siedell

Understand, I love baseball. Most Americans do. But the reason it resonates so deeply inside all of us has nothing to do with diving catches or late-inning heroics. It's because the game so elegantly captures the essence of human existence.

Selig Says No to Galarraga, Calls for Bipartisanship After "Perfect Game" Humiliation

Norm Stamper | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy
Norm Stamper

Bud Selig has rejected pleas to reverse umpire Jim Joyce's bum call. But the commissioner did use the occasion to lament the general state of bipartisanship in America's pastime. "The game's become altogether too partisan," Selig told a reporter.

Changing of the Guard

Roger I. Abrams | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Roger I. Abrams

Sports labor unions, like the MLBPA, have achieved their goal of giving voice to the interests and concerns of those talented athletes who make a living as entertainers.