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'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.

Earlybird Thanksgiving Packages to Gobble Up

MiniTime | Posted 01.23.2014 | Travel
MiniTime

(photo: Pinehurst Resort) What are you doing for Thanksgiving this year? If you're dreaming of escaping the kitchen and running away for the four-day...

The Significance of Baseball for People Who Don't Care about Baseball

Tom Alderman | Posted 01.23.2014 | Books
Tom Alderman

It's October and the boys of summer are heading for the World Series Fall Classic. So it's fitting to ask, what is it about this ball-and-stick game that is so deeply embedded in our culture -- with influence well beyond the actual sport of baseball?

8 Can't-Lose Labor Day Escapes

MiniTime | Posted 10.16.2013 | Travel
MiniTime

(photo: The Phoenician) No plans for Labor Day weekend? It's not too late to score a great getaway. The three-day holiday weekend offers a golden opp...

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.

6 Places to Spend a Night at the Museum

MiniTime | Posted 07.14.2013 | Travel
MiniTime

Six can't-miss museum sleepovers around the country.

Hugh Hardy: Theater of Architecture

J. Michael Welton | Posted 07.01.2013 | Arts
J. Michael Welton

There's little wonder that Hugh Hardy's new book covers such a diverse mix of projects. The architect studied at Princeton in the 1950s, then worked...

6 Baseball Attractions Worthy of a Road Trip

MiniTime | Posted 05.25.2013 | Travel
MiniTime

As the boys of summer prepare to hit the road for the start of another season, baseball-loving families around the country are plotting road trips that celebrate America's favorite pastime.

High School Retires 'Redskins' Nickname

AP | Posted 03.07.2013 | New York

COOPERSTOWN, N.Y. -- Athletes in James Fenimore Cooper's hometown will no longer take the field as the Redskins. The school board in the upstate New ...

School Drops Redskins Nickname... For Deerslayers?

AP | Posted 03.07.2013 | Sports

COOPERSTOWN, N.Y. -- Athletes in James Fenimore Cooper's hometown will no longer take the field as the Redskins. The school board in the upstate New ...

'The Daily Show' Talks Hall Of Fame

Posted 01.11.2013 | Sports

For the first time in seventeen years, the Baseball Writers' Association of America failed to elect a single Hall of Fame candidate from the 2013 ball...

Will Bonds, Clemens Or Sosa Get Hall Call?

AP | RONALD BLUM | Posted 03.10.2013 | Sports

NEW YORK -- There's a chance the podium under the chandeliers in the gold-and-ivory-colored Vanderbilt Room of the Waldorf Astoria Hotel will go unuse...

Just Say No? 2013 Tainted HOF Class Brings Controversy To Ballot

AP | BEN WALKER | Posted 01.27.2013 | Sports

NEW YORK -- Barry Bonds, Roger Clemens and Sammy Sosa are set to show up on the Hall of Fame ballot for the first time, and fans will soon find out wh...

Opera's Francesca Zambello Talks About This Summer at Glimmerglass and WNO's Future Plans

Susan Dormady Eisenberg | Posted 08.05.2012 | Arts
Susan Dormady Eisenberg

Francesca Zambello ranks among the world's most prolific opera and musical theater directors. When I caught up with the director last month, she was about to meet with the artistic staff at Washington National Opera, while also preparing to direct Aida.

Juicy Debate: Should Steroids Keep Players From Hall?

AP | JOSEPH WHITE | Posted 04.12.2012 | Sports

WASHINGTON -- Steroid use shouldn't keep baseball's best sluggers and pitchers out of the Hall of Fame, the head of the players' union said Wednesday....

Is That All There Is? Rugged Indvidualism

Dimitri Hamlin | Posted 05.14.2012 | Religion
Dimitri Hamlin

It's a good thing that, when push comes to shove, we're really not rugged individualists. I'm thinking that it's almost time for us to accept who we are.

Beloved Cub Gets Hall Call

AP | BEN WALKER | Posted 02.04.2012 | Sports

DALLAS — Ron Santo always kept rooting for the causes dearest to him – for his Chicago Cubs to win the World Series, for doctors to find a...

2011 Baseball Hall Of Fame Inductions

AP | By JOHN KEKIS | Posted 09.23.2011 | Sports

COOPERSTOWN, N.Y. -- Roberto Alomar stared at the adoring crowd and was nearly rendered speechless, the tawdry episode of his stellar career long sinc...

A New Generation of Farmers

Leah Mayor | Posted 07.11.2011 | Green
Leah Mayor

At age 39, Kylie Spooner put her Ivy League education to unexpected use. She moved into the farmhouse where her father, Dean Spooner, was raised.

She Loved Baseball: The Effa Manley Story by Audrey Vernick

Holly Cara Price | Posted 05.31.2011 | Sports
Holly Cara Price

Whether or not the weather in the New York area tells us otherwise as we look into the maw of yet another possible nor'easter, today marks the officia...

Top 5 Sports Stories

Len Berman | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Len Berman

In light on A-Rod's 600th home run, the conversation turns to the 3 tainted members of the "600 home run club." How many will make it to the Cooperstown?

Newest Hall-of-Famer: Jon Miller

Ken Levine | Posted 05.25.2011 | Sports
Ken Levine

Baseball announcing is a lost art. Very few today are master storytellers. Very few really bring the game "alive." Thank God for Jon Miller.

The Cooperstown Shooting: Move On, Folks -- Nothing to See Here

Andrew Reinbach | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Andrew Reinbach

That is mainly a case of people looking for easy answers. What we have here amounts to a tale of teenaged angst, writ large.

Andre Dawson: Expo, Not Cub, In Hall Of Fame

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Despite his own preference to represent the Cubs, Andre "The Hawk" Dawson will be wearing a Montreal Expos cap in the Hall of Fame. He reportedly tex...

McGwire Used Steroids: Are You Surprised?

Roger I. Abrams | Posted 05.25.2011 | Sports
Roger I. Abrams

McGwire's admission will be characterized by some as a tragedy and by others as justice served. The far more difficult issue is whether the steroids really did help him reach the fences.