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The Long Baseball Season

Lincoln Mitchell | Posted 11.10.2014 | Sports
Lincoln Mitchell

The regular baseball season now extends over six full months: The first regular season game is scheduled for April 5, and the last for October 4. For those of us for whom there is no such thing as too much baseball, this is a fine arrangement, but seven months of baseball is a lot and does not come without a cost.

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.

Is It Time to Get Rid of the All-Star Game?

Lincoln Mitchell | Posted 08.13.2013 | Sports
Lincoln Mitchell

Expanding the size of the All-Star Game roster, using a designated hitter and tinkering with how the roster is selected are all ways Major League Baseball has tried to ensure that the All-Star Game remains interesting for fans. These innovations have not achieved that goal.

The Yankees Have a Tough Choice on Robinson Cano

Lincoln Mitchell | Posted 06.25.2013 | Sports
Lincoln Mitchell

Cano has evolved into one of the best second baseman in Yankee history. It is hard for Yankee fans to imagine the Yankees without Cano, but it is all too easy to imagine the Yankees in 2018-2021 or so with an overpriced Cano splitting his time between first base and DH.

A Well Deserved Championship for the Dominican Republic

Lincoln Mitchell | Posted 05.21.2013 | Sports
Lincoln Mitchell

It is hard to imagine baseball over the last half century without the contributions of people like Marichal, the Alou brothers, Tony Fernandez, Joaquin Andujar, Jose Reyes, Robinson Cano and so many others.

Baseball, Hot Dogs, Apple Pie and ?

Terry Lyons | Posted 05.19.2013 | Sports
Terry Lyons

Call it what you may, but Major League Baseball is working to create a stronger world infrastructure for its game and the vehicle is the World Baseball Classic, a tournament born in 2006 to combat the IOC banishment of Baseball from the Olympic Games.

Top 5 Sports Stories

Len Berman | Posted 05.19.2013 | New York
Len Berman

Miami beat Boston 105-103 for their 23rd straight win. Only the '71-'72 Lakers had a longer streak, 33.

Top 5 Sports Stories

Len Berman | Posted 05.15.2013 | New York
Len Berman

The Dominican Republic beat the U.S. 3-1 to reach the final round of the World Baseball Classic. The U.S. plays Puerto Rico tonight in an elimination game.

Top 5 Sports Stories

Len Berman | Posted 05.12.2013 | New York
Len Berman

If you can't beat 'em, trade for 'em. San Francisco has acquired wide receiver Anquan Boldin from Baltimore for a sixth-round draft pick. Boldin had six catches for 104 yards and a touchdown in the Ravens' 34-31 Super Bowl victory over the 49ers.

Top 5 Sports Stories

Len Berman | Posted 05.11.2013 | New York
Len Berman

The Miami Heat, on the strength of their 18-game winning streak, already clinched a playoff spot.

WATCH: Mexico, Canada Brawl At World Baseball Classic

AP/The Huffington Post | Posted 03.09.2013 | Sports

Anyone still wondering if the players involved actually care about the World Baseball Classic should review the film of the matchup between Canada and...

In Defense of the World Baseball Classic

Lincoln Mitchell | Posted 05.03.2013 | Sports
Lincoln Mitchell

The WBC is far from perfect, but it is also a lot of fun for many people and an opportunity to highlight one of baseball's biggest accomplishments in recent years.

A Golden Age for Baseball in the Golden State

Lincoln Mitchell | Posted 02.06.2013 | Sports
Lincoln Mitchell

Baseball has been experiencing an interesting power shift over the last few years. Just as complaints about east coast bias in baseball coverage became widespread, east coast baseball began to get a lot less interesting.

AT&T Park Tapped For Huge Honor

Sarah Medina | Posted 07.26.2012 | San Francisco

On Wednesday afternoon, Major League Baseball announced the three United States host cities for the 2013 World Baseball Classic. And lo and behold, Sa...

Baseball, Zionism and a Flat World

Tom Allon | Posted 06.11.2012 | New York
Tom Allon

Mine and my cousin Peter's separate journeys to adulthood are a microcosm of the modern Jewish experience and speak volumes about 21st century Zionist and Jewish values.

The (Dark) Patron Saint of Japanese Baseball

Michael Shapiro | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Michael Shapiro

If Japan is again to win the World Baseball Classic, the nation has one man to thank. His name is Hiromitsu Ochiai and in his time there was no better player in the land.

Why Americans Ignore the World Baseball Classic

Paula Duffy | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Paula Duffy

Wherever our team goes they are the ones who others want to beat into submission. The USA team might as well be the Yankees.