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Opening Day

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.

"Glory Days": A Playlist for The Opening of Baseball Season

David Wild | Posted 05.31.2011 | Sports
David Wild

True confession: baseball was my first love. Soon, like the American male I am, I cheated and fell hard for music. But on this shiny opening day, here's a playlist that puts my first two passions together.

Play Ball! MLB Opening Day Is Here

Posted 05.31.2011 | Sports

Opening Day is finally here. There are six MLB match-ups scheduled for today, March 31, 2011, four in the National League and two in the American L...

She Loved Baseball: The Effa Manley Story by Audrey Vernick

Holly Cara Price | Posted 05.31.2011 | Sports
Holly Cara Price

Whether or not the weather in the New York area tells us otherwise as we look into the maw of yet another possible nor'easter, today marks the officia...

Study: One In Three Cubs Fans From Out Of State

Posted 05.28.2011 | Chicago

Major League Baseball is getting ready to begin its season this Thursday, March 31, although Chicago teams won't see action until Friday. The White So...

Does the Tea Party Take the Constitution Seriously?

John Paul Rollert | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
John Paul Rollert

The Supreme Court building is the Yankee Stadium of constitutional interpretation, and Tea Party members have been waving our founding document for a while now.

Baseball...And Other Stuff: This Week In Pictures

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Opening day! Mark Buehrle's play of the decade! Sox! Cubs! Even a win or two! Oh yeah, and there was some other news this week, too. State politics l...

To Honor Baseball's Return, Here's as Great an Opening Day Piece as You Will Find

Steve Kettmann | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Steve Kettmann

No, I'm not talking about something I've written. Below is an article originally published in the old San Francisco Examiner ten years ago this week. ...

RIP Chan Ho Park's Beard

Disgrasian | Posted 05.25.2011 | Sports

Opening Day of baseball began with a moment of silence for the death of... ...Chan Ho Park's Beard. Oh, Chan Ho Park's Beard. We hardly knew you....

Baseball Has Lost Some of Its Soul

William Astore | Posted 05.25.2011 | Sports
William Astore

I despair at the way money and media and mercenary players have invaded the game and changed its character from a pastime to a business.

House of Cards

Glenn C. Altschuler | Posted 05.25.2011 | Sports
Glenn C. Altschuler

I'm talking about baseball cards. In 1962, from Opening Day through the World Series, the twelve-year-old kids in the Brownsville section of Brooklyn used them as currency.

Why We Love Baseball

Eugene Michael Santiago | Posted 05.25.2011 | Sports
Eugene Michael Santiago

It still is the American past-time

Sporting Grace: The Zen of Spectatorship

Philip Goldberg | Posted 05.25.2011 | Sports
Philip Goldberg

If you bring to sports a spiritual intention and a fully attentive mind, a game is more than a game; it's a step on the soul's ladder of progress, win or lose. Play ball!

Mixing the Old and the New: Twackle, "Strat" and Sandlot Day

Joe Favorito | Posted 05.25.2011 | Sports
Joe Favorito

With all the stuff out there for sports and entertainment, how do we figure out what we need to follow our favorite athletes and brands, and talk intelligently around the water cooler?

Major League Baseball Strikes Out -- On Just One Pitch

Robert J. Elisberg | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Robert J. Elisberg

On Opening Day of the 2009 baseball season, MLB put in a brand-new media player. Untested with the broadcast feeds. And... it didn't work.

A Business Model for the Great Recession

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

Major League Baseball should use its potential financial crisis strategically to think long-term about the business of America's Game.

Opening Day, and the Madness of Fandom

Michael Shapiro | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Michael Shapiro

It is Opening Day and a show of hands, please, from all those sitting at their desks, and deluding themselves into thinking they are working while a ball game is on.