There is a widespread chorus shouting about baseball becoming increasingly boring. The reality is that although the contests have acquired more of an entertainment atmosphere, the thrust of excitement has waned because of two primary factors.
Can failure transform us in important -- and healthy -- ways? Should we champion failure as much as we do success? And in the field of education, should we learn not just to live with but to love leaders who fail?
Owners will vote next week whether or not to change the overtime rule for the playoffs. The new rule would allow both teams to get the ball on offense, if the team that wins the toss kicks a field goal.
McCain left Sunday's Yankees game in the middle of the sixth with the score tied. It didn't really matter to him if he saw the end of the game, since his most cherished sports memories are all imaginary, anyway.