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Opening Day

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.

MLB's Expanded Replay Era Begins With No Problems

AP | BEN WALKER | Posted 03.31.2014 | Sports

Major League Baseball launched the expanded replay era Monday, and saw instant results — a pair of missed calls by umpires got fixed fast, without a...

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.

Opening Action

AP | The Associated Press | Posted 04.02.2013 | Sports

-- Josh Hamilton jumped into a cab, headed to Great American Ball Park and got all nostalgic. The Los Angeles Angels newcomer saw Cincinnati fans pa...

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.

Young Stars Lead Nationals

AP | HOWARD FENDRICH | Posted 04.02.2013 | Sports

WASHINGTON -- All it took was two at-bats on his first opening day in the majors for Bryce Harper to hit two homers – and hear some "M-V-P!" cha...

WATCH: Bryce Harper Opens Season With A Bang (And Another)

AP | Posted 06.01.2013 | Sports

WASHINGTON -- Washington Nationals left fielder Bryce Harper is the youngest major leaguer to homer twice in his team's opening game of a season, deli...

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...

Opening Day Arrives

AP | BEN WALKER | Posted 06.01.2013 | Sports

The Kansas City Royals have been absent from the playoffs since the day Billy Butler was born. They've barely had a winning season in the last two dec...

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.

Santana Lifts Mets In Return

AP | MIKE FITZPATRICK | Posted 04.05.2012 | Sports

NEW YORK -- Johan Santana pitched five innings of two-hit ball in his long-awaited return from shoulder surgery and David Wright hit an RBI single to ...

Strasburg Dominates Cubs

AP | ANDREW SELIGMAN | Posted 06.05.2012 | Sports

CHICAGO — Stephen Strasburg could hardly wait for this one. His first opener, at Wrigley Field for the first time....

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...

MLB's Opening Night

AP | BEN WALKER | Posted 06.04.2012 | Sports

Stephen Strasburg on the mound at Wrigley Field, pink flamingos in center field at Miami. Vin Scully at the microphone, Prince Fielder in Motown. ...

Mets: Addressing Doubts Concerning Johan Santana

Steven Hirsch | Posted 06.02.2012 | Sports
Steven Hirsch

Not having pitched a game since September 2, 2010 due to shoulder surgery, the beginning of the 2012 season will clearly be transition time for Santana as he adjusts to pitching in Major League situations again.

Ichiro Stars As MLB Season Opens In Japan

AP | JIM ARMSTRONG | Posted 05.28.2012 | Sports

TOKYO — Ichiro Suzuki looked perfectly at home, putting on the kind of show that made him so popular in Japan. Too bad most fans across America...

When It Comes to Ethical Conduct, Supreme Court Justices Should Act Like Real Umpires

Jamin Raskin | Posted 06.01.2011 | Politics
Jamin Raskin

Opening Day of Major League Baseball and the start of the new season this week provide an ideal opportunity for the Supreme Court to ask what it can learn from the ethical rules that govern umpires in professional athletics.

Padres Win In Extra Innings

AP | R.B. FALLSTROM | Posted 05.31.2011 | Sports

ST. LOUIS — Albert Pujols cut off contract negotiations at the start of spring training. His bat was equally silent on opening day. The three-t...