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It’s Time For An Independent Commissioner In Baseball

Ken Reed | Posted 03.20.2017 | Sports
Ken Reed

There’s something about baseball in March, about spring training in Florida and Arizona. Yes, it’s a sign the new season is near. And it also mean...

Meet Tony Clark, The Most Important Man In Baseball

The Huffington Post | Travis Waldron | Posted 03.04.2016 | Sports

Tony Clark was a 20-year-old minor leaguer when he walked into the Negro Leagues exhibit at the Baseball Hall of Fame in Cooperstown, New York. He mad...

Inside The Pete Rose Investigation: A Wavemaker Exclusive (Part 1)

Michael Schulder | Posted 12.14.2016 | Sports
Michael Schulder

Photo by Associated Press "We Thought We Could Smell A Lie..." Major League Baseball Commissioner Rob Manfred's decision to reject Pete Rose's appe...

Inside The Pete Rose Investigation: A Wavemaker Exclusive (Part 2)

Michael Schulder | Posted 12.14.2016 | Sports
Michael Schulder

Photo by Associated Press "....organized crime has a mortgage on the manager of the Cincinnati Reds. Now how do you record that at Cooperstown?" ...

The MLB Is Ready To Prove It Takes Domestic Violence Seriously

The Huffington Post | Justin Block | Posted 11.11.2015 | Sports

The NFL has justifiably faced loud criticism in recent years over its mishandling of domestic violence cases, most famously Ray Rice's, but here's som...

Jordan Schultz

Cal Ripken Jr. Puts All-Star Game Conspiracy Theory To Rest | Jordan Schultz | Posted 04.09.2015 | Sports

With MLB's opening day in the news, first ballot Hall of Famer Cal Ripken, Jr. stopped by HuffPost Live. Ripken, a legendary iron man who holds the sp...

Now is the Time to Reinstate Pete Rose

Stanley H. Teitelbaum | Posted 05.26.2015 | Sports
Stanley H. Teitelbaum

Pete Rose continues to feel that he has been unfairly treated by the baseball establishment, and I believe that with an expanded lens of the changing culture regarding athletes' transgressions, perhaps leniency in his case is now in order.

Sport and Society for Arete -- Little League World Series

Richard Crepeau | Posted 10.25.2014 | Sports
Richard Crepeau

Two questions appeared in almost every discussion of the new Baseball Commissioner. Can baseball reconnected with the youth of America? Can baseball attract African American players to the game?

Commissioner Manfred

Roger I. Abrams | Posted 10.15.2014 | Sports
Roger I. Abrams

One would hope that Commissioner Manfred will staunchly defend the partnership arrangement that has brought baseball its renewed prosperity. Working with the union and not against it, Major League Baseball will continue to grow its influence worldwide.

The Next Baseball Commissioner's Biggest Challenges

Lincoln Mitchell | Posted 10.15.2014 | Sports
Lincoln Mitchell

Figuring out a way to replace that revenue and continue to adjust to the new media world, rather than determining ways to make the game more exciting or figure out the best post-season formula, will be the criteria by which the next commissioner will be judged.

The Sweet Unreality of Spring Training

Roger I. Abrams | Posted 05.25.2011 | Sports
Roger I. Abrams

Even the predictably dreadful Pittsburgh Pirates seem energized this spring.

NFL Owners vs. NFL Players: Isn't It Always the Players' Fault?

Roger I. Abrams | Posted 05.25.2011 | Sports
Roger I. Abrams

The media buzzards are already beginning to circle the carcass of the "once-great, but-no-longer-so" National Football League. We know for certain who will be blamed: the players.

Opening Day Red, White and Blue

Roger I. Abrams | Posted 05.25.2011 | Sports
Roger I. Abrams

Another Major League Baseball season started this week. The games were quite entertaining, but once again the media was asking the question, "How can these guys earn so much money?"

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.