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Let Pete Rose Back Into Baseball

Steve Siebold | Posted 06.18.2014 | Sports
Steve Siebold

We live in the United States of America, a country known for its second chances. It's time we give Pete Rose his second chance for all the memories he gave us. Twenty-five years is long enough. Bud Selig needs to do the right thing, step up to the plate and remove the ban.

Childhood Heroes, Part 1: Mickey Mantle

Eric Trules | Posted 06.11.2014 | Sports
Eric Trules

Here's to "The Mick," the one and only Mickey Mantle, my first hero.

Time for Tedious All-Star Game Debates Again

Lincoln Mitchell | Posted 05.29.2014 | 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.

Obama Heads To Cooperstown To Promote Tourism

Posted 07.22.2014 | Politics

By DARLENE SUPERVILLE, The Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) -- President Barack Obama says he wants to make it easier for foreign tourists to visit...

Obama Pops In On Little League Game

Posted 07.19.2014 | Politics

By JOSH LEDERMAN, The Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — Put down the juice box and lace up your sneakers. President Barack Obama is pinch-hittin...

BATTER UP!

AP | By BETH J. HARPAZ | Posted 05.28.2014 | Travel

NEW YORK (AP) — Dedicated baseball fans often take road trips to watch favorite teams play in storied stadiums around the country. But there are ple...

Death of Father of 'Tommy John Surgery' Highlights Tommy John's Hall of Fame Credentials

Al Eisele | Posted 05.07.2014 | Sports
Al Eisele

Tommy John won more games than 39 of the 59 pitchers enshrined in Cooperstown, including such greats as Bob Feller, Sandy Koufax, Whitey Ford, Bob Gibson, Catfish Hunter, Jim Palmer, Jim Bunning and Don Drysdale.

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.

'Not Exactly Cooperstown' Celebrates Baseball's Rebels and Renegades

Peter Dreier | Posted 04.15.2014 | Sports
Peter Dreier

Based in Pasadena, the Baseball Reliquary includes a research archive, a traveling museum, and the Shrine of the Eternals, the organization's alternative to baseball's official Hall of Fame in Cooperstown.

What is Mickey Mantle's Signature Worth?

Robert Miraldi | Posted 04.13.2014 | Sports
Robert Miraldi

I was 10 years old as I stood in front of Mantle. I sheepishly walked up to him, did not say a word, and just handed him the ball. Now, as pitchers and catchers get ready to report to spring training, I ponder.

Shooting Diamonds: Directing Sandman's Exit and MLB's Best TV

Devra Maza | Posted 03.18.2014 | Sports
Devra Maza

It's the most photogenic field in sports. With its diamond grass stage and mound dirt spotlight, baseball is a small-screen dream.

What Will Fix Hall Of Fame Vote?

AP | RONALD BLUM | Posted 03.11.2014 | Sports

NEW YORK (AP) — The Hall of Fame says it's up to baseball writers to propose any changes in the selection process. The Baseball Writers' Associatio...

MLB Star JUST Missed Hall Of Fame

The Huffington Post | Chris Greenberg | Posted 01.25.2014 | Sports

Craig Biggio will have to wait at least another year for the coveted call to Cooperstown. The longtime Houston Astros standout missed out on being ele...

'I Was A 100% Clean Player'

The Huffington Post | Chris Greenberg | Posted 01.25.2014 | Sports

Frank Thomas may be having the last laugh. The longtime Chicago White Sox slugger who believes he "lost the most" during MLB's Steroid Era earned ...

Frank Thomas Reacts To Hall Of Fame Vote

Posted 01.23.2014 | Sports

The "Big Hurt" was all smiles on Wednesday. Frank Thomas' showed what pure joy looks like when he learned that he was elected to the Baseball Hall Of ...

Analyzing the Pitchers of the 2014 MLB Hall of Fame Ballot: Part 2

Dave Kreissman | Posted 03.10.2014 | Teen
Dave Kreissman

This year, baseball fans will get to see one of the most talent-laden ballots in many years. But which players should get in during this competitive year? For the purposes of this article, I will only be examining the pitchers who are up for induction.

Good To Go?

AP | RONALD BLUM | Posted 03.10.2014 | Sports

NEW YORK (AP) — Greg Maddux, Tom Glavine and Frank Thomas were elected to baseball's Hall of Fame on Wednesday, while Craig Biggio fell two votes sh...

Analyzing the Pitchers of the 2014 MLB Hall of Fame Ballot: Part 1

Dave Kreissman | Posted 03.09.2014 | Teen
Dave Kreissman

This year, baseball fans will get to see one of the most talent-laden ballots in many years. But which players should get in during this competitive year? For the purposes of this article, I will only be examining the pitchers who are up for induction.

Fantasy Leaguers Can Save the Hall of Fame

Ron Shandler | Posted 03.09.2014 | Sports
Ron Shandler

From a fantasy perspective, it doesn't matter if a player was a steroids user or if he never merited serious consideration for Cooperstown. All that matters is whether his statistical performances helped his fantasy teams during his career.

The Next Round of Hall of Fame Managers

Lincoln Mitchell | Posted 02.18.2014 | Sports
Lincoln Mitchell

The election to the Hall of Fame of Bobby Cox, Tony LaRussa and Joe Torre, the third, fourth and fifth winningest managers in major league history, has created some controversy because all of them managed steroid users and either were sufficiently not in control of their teams not to notice, or turned a blind eye those activities.

New Baseball Hall Of Famers Announced

AP | HOWIE RUMBERG | Posted 12.09.2013 | Sports

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. (AP) — Joe Torre, Tony La Russa and Bobby Cox, baseball's winningest managers over the past four decades, were unanimously el...

The Hall of Fame Expansion Era Ballot

Lincoln Mitchell | Posted 01.23.2014 | Sports
Lincoln Mitchell

As part of the increasingly complicated Hall of Fame selection process, there are five players on the expansion era ballot-Davey Concepcion, Steve Garvey, Tommy John, Dave Parker and Dan Quisenberry.

Five Icons Of Major League Baseball That Must Be Appreciated Now Before They're Gone Forever

Wayne Coito | Posted 11.06.2013 | Hawaii
Wayne Coito

When Vin Scully announced on August 25th that he would indeed return for his 65th season as the voice of Dodgers baseball, a collective sigh could be heard amongst baseball's longtime fans, especially those with roots in Southern California. LA's sunkissed teeny-boppers of the 50s and 60s grew up listening to that golden voice over transistor radios lined up on the Santa Monica shore, and in the 2000s, those same baby-boomers park themselves around the television for that familiar dulcet sound, like one of a father.

An Open Letter to A-Rod

Rabbi Daniel Cohen | Posted 10.08.2013 | Sports
Rabbi Daniel Cohen

You are not alone. I wish you strength and courage to remember who you are in the days ahead and in this spirit be remembered for being the best Alexander Emmanuel Rodriguez you can be.