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Standing on the Shoulders of Giants

Francis Levy | Posted 12.05.2014 | Arts
Francis Levy

here's an inner circle that hangs over all our lives, an inner sanctum to which we will never gain admittance. Of course the oedipal chamber, where the primal scene is enacted is the inner circle which all children are excluded from.

Are You Ashamed of Where You Grew Up?

Findery | Posted 11.06.2014 | Travel
Findery

If you're ashamed of where you grew up, you shouldn't be. Some of our greatest heroes and most famous celebrities came from humble backgrounds. And all of these places are worth a visit.

What I Learned During Lunch With Derek Jeter

Ed Tseng | Posted 11.25.2014 | New York
Ed Tseng

When I heard that Jeter was retiring after this season, I wanted to get a first-hand glimpse at the real Derek Jeter, but as you can imagine, he has been difficult to reach this year.

Overcoming Failure and Disappointment

William B. Bradshaw | Posted 10.15.2014 | Good News
William B. Bradshaw

Abraham Lincoln did not let failure or defeat stand in his way. He continued to try again.

Time for Tedious All-Star Game Debates Again

Lincoln Mitchell | Posted 07.29.2014 | Sports
Lincoln Mitchell

All-Star Game-related debates are not particularly interesting or important, but they will likely continue to be part of the rhythm of the season, like late July trade rumors or late September wild card races.

Yankee Hypocrisy on Their Own History

Lincoln Mitchell | Posted 07.14.2014 | Sports
Lincoln Mitchell

No team in sports talks more about their history than the New York Yankees and that is why the decision to honor Tino Martinez and Paul O'Neill with plaques in Yankee Stadium is so puzzling. Honoring Martinez and O'Neill is an affront to Yankee history for two reasons.

Sport and Society for Arete - The Week

Richard Crepeau | Posted 06.27.2014 | Sports
Richard Crepeau

It was one of those very special weeks in SportsWorld. At least three things stood out: two in baseball and one in the bizarre world of the NCAA. It...

Is Hank Aaron The True Home Run King?

AP | CHARLES ODUM | Posted 04.09.2014 | Sports

ATLANTA (AP) — Hank Aaron is still the home run king to many. Even baseball commissioner Bud Selig has a difficult time seeing it any other way. Aa...

Commemorating Derek Jeter, Forgetting Bernie Willams

Lincoln Mitchell | Posted 06.07.2014 | Sports
Lincoln Mitchell

Every mention of a core four, the alleged true Yankees at the heart of their 1996-2009 run, is a reminder of how another great Yankee, Bernie Williams, has become increasingly overlooked over time.

5 Historic Icons Who Had A Reputation For Being Racist

The Huffington Post | Danielle Cadet | Posted 03.27.2014 | Black Voices

There are certain historic figures who we've idolized, placing them on the highest of pedestals in our minds and in our hearts. Their memories evoke a...

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.

Why the New York Yankees Are America's Team

Aristotle Tziampiris | Posted 05.03.2014 | Sports
Aristotle Tziampiris

As baseball season is about to commence, the annual ritual of Yankee vilification is in full throttle. The complaints are by now well rehearsed: The N...

Derek Jeter, Still Baseball's Most Underrated Overrated Player

Lincoln Mitchell | Posted 04.20.2014 | Sports
Lincoln Mitchell

Jeter's place in Yankee, and indeed baseball history, is significant, but still not clear. Much of that will take shape after Jeter retires.

First Nighter: 'Bronx Bombers' Fields Yogi Berra Well Enough

David Finkle | Posted 04.08.2014 | Arts
David Finkle

Eric Simonson, who gets his kicks writing plays about sports figures, is jumping the gun on Valentine's Day by sending a lavish Broadway card to now 88-year-old Yogi Berra.

Why Celebrate Babe Ruth's Birthday in Detroit? Why Not?

Ethan Casey | Posted 03.30.2014 | Detroit
Ethan Casey

More than two decades ago, in the early 1990s, the task at hand for some of us in Detroit was still to try to save Tiger Stadium. It's a long story, but in a city with a Third World-level infant mortality rate and many other severe problems, there was a lot more at stake than baseball or nostalgia.

Long Lost Babe Ruth Item From Yankees' 1st Series Triumph Up For Sale

AP | ULA ILNYTZKY | Posted 03.26.2014 | Sports

NEW YORK (AP) — Babe Ruth's 1923 World Series championship pocket watch, for decades thought to be lost to history, is coming to a New York City auc...

A Step in the Right Direction for the Hall of Fame

Lincoln Mitchell | Posted 03.10.2014 | Sports
Lincoln Mitchell

The voting for the Hall of Fame is still hamstrung by a flawed electoral system, a backlog of good candidates and myriad steroid related problems, but the election of these three candidates is possibly a step in the right direction.

What Does Carlos Beltran's Great Post-Season Play Mean?

Lincoln Mitchell | Posted 12.09.2013 | Sports
Lincoln Mitchell

Beltran's post-season credentials are a product of his strong play, but also of the era in which he played. When baseball moved to the expanded playoff system following the 1993 season, it pro-actively sought to change how its past is viewed.

Major League Baseball Is Making an Error With Instant Replay

Seth Swirsky | Posted 10.19.2013 | Sports
Seth Swirsky

Part of the fun of the game is watching a manager argue with an umpire who he feels made a bad call. It's exciting to see a manager thrown out of a ball game. It's one of the things that gets fans "up" in a game. With Instant Replay it becomes a much calmer, less exciting game.

PHOTOS: This May Be The Best Babe Ruth Collectible Yet

The Huffington Post | Shana Ecker | Posted 08.01.2013 | HuffPost Home

If you're into baseball memorabilia, have we got the ultimate collectible for you. That is, if you have $1.3 million to spare. For this newly discount...

George: Which Eligible Heartthrobs Share This Name?

Samantha Daniels | Posted 09.29.2013 | Style
Samantha Daniels

Prince George has many years to live up to the name carried by many a royal and many a celebrity, but we all know he will inevitably become a heart-throb in his own right. Here's a list of our favorite heart-throb George's of all time.

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-...

Rare Ruth Jersey Finds New Home

AP | GENARO C. ARMAS | Posted 08.04.2013 | Sports

SOUTH WILLIAMSPORT, Pa. — One of the centerpieces of Little League Baseball's newly-renovated museum arrived Tuesday via armored truck before be...

An Omaha 'Bomber'

Frank A. Weil | Posted 07.10.2013 | Business
Frank A. Weil

There really can be no debate or argument about who has been far and away the most successful pure investor in the past 100 years or may be forever. There have been few fortunes as large as the one amassed by Warren Buffett.

Babe Ruth, Meet Jay Gatsby

Anne Margaret Daniel | Posted 06.26.2013 | Books
Anne Margaret Daniel

Not many people know that Fitzgerald wrote a section for The Great Gatsby in which his characters decide, one hot summer afternoon, to go and watch a ballgame.