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Obama Honors 17 Medal Of Freedom Recipients

AP | Mollie Reilly | Posted 11.24.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama recognized 17 Americans with the nation's highest civilian award Tuesday, including giants of the enter...

A Film To Help Baseball Fans Through The Winter

Lincoln Mitchell | Posted 11.15.2015 | Sports
Lincoln Mitchell

These are the kinds of stories that can only be told from the perspective of somebody, like Leonoudakis, who loves baseball and spends more time thinking about it than is probably recommended by most spouses and mental health professionals.

Reflections From a Mets Fan

Robert S. McElvaine | Posted 11.02.2015 | Sports
Robert S. McElvaine

Before we get too upset at not winning the World Series, let us ask: Was there a Mets fan anywhere when the season began -- or in late July -- who wouldn't have been ecstatic with the team winning National League championship?

'Hano! A Century in the Bleachers' Profiles Sportswriting Superstar in New Documentary

Peter Dreier | Posted 07.19.2015 | Sports
Peter Dreier

A Day in the Bleachers is a baseball book but also a book about American culture at mid-century. We not only learn what occurred on the field but also about the observations and comments of the bleacher bums.

Tomorrow: This Season's Best Baseball Game

Keith Thomson | Posted 05.28.2015 | Sports
Keith Thomson

On Wednesday, May 27 at 12:30 p.m., the Birmingham Barons, currently 21-24 in the Southern League (AA-level minors), will host the last-place Jacksonville Suns. In and of itself, no, it's not the Game of the Year. Still, if you can see just one game in 2015, this is it. Because it's the only game of the year at Rickwood Field.

Jordan Schultz

Larry King On Yankees And Alex Rodriguez: George Steinbrenner Would Have Handled Things Differently | Jordan Schultz | Posted 04.29.2015 | Sports

With the New York Yankees' Alex Rodriguez set to tie Willie Mays' 660 home runs for fourth all-time, the Yankees have chosen to ignore it. Would Georg...

Eric Holder Shows Off His Basketball Skills

The Huffington Post | Amber Ferguson | Posted 02.06.2015 | Politics

During a visit to a San Francisco community center Thursday, U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder played a round of basketball with local police officers...

Giant Memories

Peter Dreier | Posted 05.06.2015 | Sports
Peter Dreier

The San Francisco Giants are once again in the World Series. I've been watching the games on TV, but I'm not rooting for them. As a kid, I was shattered when my team, the New York Giants, moved to the Bay Area in 1958. I felt betrayed. It must have been similar to what children feel when their parents divorce.

FLASHBACK: Willie Mays Defined World Series Greatness With 'The Catch'

The Huffington Post | Chris Greenberg | Posted 09.29.2014 | Sports

Many baseball players have made "a catch" during a World Series that proved pivotal in a particular game and would go on to be long remembered. But on...

Why Saying Derek Jeter Doesn't Deserve a Spot in this Year's MLB All-Star Game Is Blasphemous

Dave Kreissman | Posted 09.13.2014 | Sports
Dave Kreissman

The All-Star game is the fans' game. They vote for who will take the field, and it's not always the players with the best stats. Yes, this can be frustrating at times, but democracy is a beautiful thing.

Barry Bonds Back With the Giants

Lincoln Mitchell | Posted 05.12.2014 | Sports
Lincoln Mitchell

When faced with a tough decision following MLB's celebration of the steroid-laden feats of Sammy Sosa and Mark McGwire in 1998, Bonds made the wrong one. That reality cannot be ignored or changed, but it also should not be overstated. At a time when cheating was rampant and all but encouraged, Bonds cheated too.

Percentage of Major League African-American Players Has Fallen Drastically

Jimmie Lee Solomon | Posted 05.07.2014 | Sports
Jimmie Lee Solomon

In the last three decades, the deluge of African-American players into the Major Leagues has gone from a flood to a trickle. From the height in the mid 1970s, the numbers have dwindled down to a paltry 8.5 percent.

BRACKET: All-Time Home Run Derby

Posted 07.16.2013 | Sports

Babe Ruth never did. Neither did Hank Aaron. The same goes for Jimmie Foxx. None of those baseball legends managed to hit 37 home runs before the All-...

Now A-Rod Is Just Getting Older

Lincoln Mitchell | Posted 07.09.2013 | Sports
Lincoln Mitchell

Alex Rodriguez is one of the most disliked players on the New York Yankees and in all of baseball. To a great extent, Rodriguez is simply guilty of getting old and declining accordingly.

How Good a Player Was Jackie Robinson?

Lincoln Mitchell | Posted 06.17.2013 | Sports
Lincoln Mitchell

Over time, not surprisingly, the story of Jackie Robinson, has surpassed the memory of Jackie Robinson as a player. Robinson was, however, a great player, and an unusual one.

Steroids Aren't the Only Problem Facing the Hall of Fame

Lincoln Mitchell | Posted 03.17.2013 | Sports
Lincoln Mitchell

Keeping people out of the Hall of Fame because of suspected or real connections to steroids may or may not be wise, but keeping people out because the voting rules have not changed to fully recognize expansion is not.

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Len Berman | Posted 11.14.2012 | New York
Len Berman

The Red Sox are not for sale. So says ownership in denying a Fox Business report that the team is being shopped around.

Jeter Ties Mays, Yankees Top Red Sox

AP | HOWARD ULMAN | Posted 09.14.2012 | Sports

BOSTON -- Derek Jeter shook off an injury to tie Willie Mays for 10th place on the career hits list, backing Phil Hughes and helping the New York Yank...

Obama Vows To Block Attempts To Roll Back Gay Rights

AP | JULIE PACE | Posted 08.06.2012 | Politics

By JULIE PACE, The Associated Press LOS ANGELES (AP) -- President Barack Obama basked in the support of his gay and lesbian backers Wednesday night...

How Much Is Willie Mays' Away-Game Uniform Worth?

Posted 05.01.2012 | TV

Willie Mays' jerseys are known to fetch high prices when sold at auction, but how much would would a whole uniform go for? On "Antiques Roadshow" (Mon...

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Len Berman | Posted 04.08.2012 | New York
Len Berman

Commissioner Roger Goodell has come around to the fans' way of thinking. There's got to be something better than the Pro Bowl. He said the league is thinking about getting rid of it.

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Len Berman | Posted 09.26.2011 | New York
Len Berman

NFL players were all rejoicing that they could go back to work. One problem. Many of them got fired. OK, not fired, but cut. Teams all over the NFL will be getting rid of players to clear salary cap room.

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Len Berman | Posted 09.14.2011 | New York
Len Berman

Roger Clemens just dodged a high hard one. The judge declaring a mistrial in his perjury case. Way to go, government. The judge warned you not to show jurors certain evidence, but you showed it anyway.

Giants Fan Robbed At Knifepoint For Bobble Head

Posted 07.10.2011 | Sports

The San Francisco Giants celebrated baseball legend Willie Mays' 80th birthday on Friday night. But the celebration took a scary turn for one Giants f...

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Len Berman | Posted 07.05.2011 | New York
Len Berman

The Cubs have come up with some weekday promotions like cheap beer and $1 hot dogs to lure customers to the bleachers. Better incentives might be free gasoline or actually having a winning team.