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Opening Day

Nearly A Third Of Players On MLB Opening Day Rosters Were Born Outside The U.S.

The Huffington Post | Mollie Reilly | Posted 04.03.2017 | Sports

Baseball season is just getting started, but MLB teams have already set a new record. This year, 259 players on Opening Day rosters were born outside...

Seattle's Boating Season Begins

Angela Schonberg | Posted 05.04.2017 | Good News
Angela Schonberg

Record-breaking temperatures this Spring in the Pacific Northwest have encouraged locals to reach for their sunglasses, layer up on sunscreen and leav...

From NPR's Latino USA: Baseball

Latino USA | Posted 04.05.2017 | Latino Voices
Latino USA

This week, Latino USA explores the past, present and future of baseball. From the history of how Latino players bent the rules of the color line in the years before Jackie Robinson, to the story of how and why Dominican fans started showing up at Boston's notoriously white Fenway Park, to the challenges that immigrant players face on their journey to the major leagues.

Play Ball! #CapsOn: 6 Lessons From Baseball for Politics

Christine Pelosi | Posted 04.05.2017 | Politics
Christine Pelosi

Players who take shortcuts to success may advance for a while, but end up hurting themselves and their teams in the end. Campaigns who ignore the fundamentals of a campaign by failing to turn the self expression of activism into movement-building or organizing will fall short.

Why Opening Day Always 'Strikes' A Wistful Chord

Iris Ruth Pastor | Posted 04.02.2017 | Fifty
Iris Ruth Pastor

I know there are certain things I'm not rational about and one of them is my husband playing baseball. It all started when we were dating. He was playing baseball after work. I was spending time with my two young sons after work. I never got to see him play. I've been waiting patiently ever since.

24 Restaurant Openings We're Most Excited for in 2016

The Daily Meal | Posted 01.11.2017 | Taste
The Daily Meal

Restaurants come and go, but the opening of an exciting new restaurant can be a huge deal not just for the people involved, but for the entire city they're in. In 2016, these restaurant openings just might be the biggest ones of all.

The Kings of Comeback: Five Lessons for Success From the World Series

Devra Maza | Posted 11.15.2016 | Sports
Devra Maza

Everyone loves a comeback. The 2015 World Series was rife with them, with lessons in redemption in every game. If baseball is a metaphor for life, the...

Opening Day Baseball and the Office

Jack Stahlmann | Posted 06.07.2015 | Business
Jack Stahlmann

Even if you are not a fan of America's game, this time of year undoubtedly marks the beginning of something new. But what if the business world took a queue from baseball and companies had an opening day? Here are six-and-a-half reasons why they should.

Sonny Gray Has Stellar Opening Day, Poised for Big Things in 2015

Dan Karpuc | Posted 06.07.2015 | Sports
Dan Karpuc

Lost in all the hype of the spectacular college hoops matchup between Duke and Wisconsin on Monday night was the incredible outing by Oakland Athletics ace Sonny Gray, who very subtly took a no-hitter into the 8th inning against the Texas Rangers.

In Honor of Opening Day, Signs That You Might Be a Baseball Sacrifice

Alisa Schindler | Posted 06.06.2015 | Parents
Alisa Schindler

When your husband asks you for a cup, do you immediately head to the underwear drawer? Is your floor littered with all sorts of baseball paraphernalia -- gloves, bats, balls, bags, cleats, etc?

Forgiveness, New Life, and Baseball's Opening Day

Henry G. Brinton | Posted 06.06.2015 | Religion
Henry G. Brinton

March Madness is great fun, but for me the Easter Season is best expressed by baseball and the new life that comes with opening day.

Why I'm Raising My Son to Be a Mets Fan

Evan Mandery | Posted 06.06.2015 | Sports
Evan Mandery

My legacy to him is a passion for a profoundly inept team. He reached sports maturity just in time to watch the Mets get awful; since his seventh birthday they've gone 453-519.

3 Ways To Bring Yourself Back To Reality

Tasha Eurich, Ph.D. | Posted 06.08.2014 | Healthy Living
Tasha Eurich, Ph.D.

As human beings, we have to be careful not to deny reality when it hurts our happiness, health and success. We must accept things are they are, not as we wish them to be.

Opening Day: Hope Springs Eternal

Jim Wallis | Posted 06.03.2014 | Religion
Jim Wallis

As columnist E.J. Dionne also points out, Opening Day always comes, and I believe not accidentally, during the end of the holy season of Lent (marked by waiting in disciplined reflection, sacrifice, and even suffering), and always close to Easter and Passover -- when hope comes alive again.

Play Ball! Play Ball! Instant Replay Makes Its Debut for Baseball's 2014 Season

Howard Barbanel | Posted 05.31.2014 | Sports
Howard Barbanel

As baseball season gets underway, fans, players, managers and umpires are faced with the specter of the game becoming both faster and slower thanks to the new instant replay rules that have been put in effect for the first time.

For Love of the Game

Abby Heugel | Posted 05.31.2014 | Sports
Abby Heugel

It's tradition and memories tied up with box scores and hopefulness, mixed in with stats.

Don't Worry If You're Not Good Enough, Just Sing...

Robert J. Elisberg | Posted 06.09.2013 | Sports
Robert J. Elisberg

Long-time legendary Chicago Cubs announcer Harry Caray used to lead the crowd in his terrible singing voice with "Take Me Out to the Ballgame," and after he passed away, the team has continued the tradition, bringing in guest conductors.

Play Ball 2013

Will Durst | Posted 06.06.2013 | Comedy
Will Durst

You can smell it in the air. The musty team T-shirts pulled from the backs of closets and bottoms of wardrobes. The roasting of foot-long bratwursts on an open grill behind third base. That odd pungent odor emanating from the men's room. Baseball is back and all is right with the world.

Root, Root, Root for The Home Team

Carissa K | Posted 06.01.2013 | Parents
Carissa K

We give our children our roots to take hold, but they grow in their own direction. Because that's what parenthood is all about... teaching your child how to feel strongly about something, love something, have passion about it and celebrate it.

Jordan Schultz

Jose Bautista's Wet Pre-Game Ritual | Jordan Schultz | Posted 04.01.2013 | Sports

Jose Bautista bounced around four MLB organizations from 2004 until 2008, when he finally found a home with the Toronto Blue Jays. But it wasn't until...

Where To Get Opening Day Hot Dogs

The Huffington Post | Erin Ruberry | Posted 04.02.2013 | DC

WASHINGTON -- Play ball! The Washington Nationals' season starts today with a home game against the Miami Marlins. After a nail-biting 2012 season...

Majorly Perfect Baseball

Tim Chartier | Posted 05.28.2013 | Science
Tim Chartier

There is one statistic from the 2012 season that may be difficult to improve upon in 2013: the number of perfect games pitched in the major leagues.

What to Do During the Off-Season

Lauren Cavanagh | Posted 04.08.2013 | Sports
Lauren Cavanagh

Remember kids: Though four months without baseball is too many months, there are ways to make the time pass quickly, and less painfully.

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.

Meet The 2012 Marlins

Posted 04.04.2012 | Sports

By Scott Fendley, Bugs And Cranks It’s Opening Day 1.01 – The Night-Time Edition! Tonight, the ‘new look’ Miami Marlins face off against th...