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Saying Goodbye (?) to Ichiro Suzuki

Tony Sachs | Posted 11.28.2014 | Sports
Tony Sachs

I've been watching baseball pretty avidly since I was 8 (more than 35 years now, horrifying as that is to type). And while Ichiro may not have been the best player I've ever seen (he rarely walked or hit with power), I think he's been my favorite player to watch.

The Original Boy of Summer Belongs in Cooperstown

Robert Miraldi | Posted 09.22.2014 | Sports
Robert Miraldi

Roger Angell reminded us recently with a long memoir piece why he will be inducted into the baseball Hall of Fame this weekend. As much as his selection is deserved, there is another Roger out there who has not yet gotten the nod.

Looking Back at Bart Giamatti, Pete Rose and the Baseball Ferry

Robert David Jaffee | Posted 09.15.2014 | Sports
Robert David Jaffee

Baseball did indeed break my heart in 1989, the year that Giamatti, a Renaissance scholar and former president of Yale, died of a heart attack just days after banning Pete Rose from the national pastime.

Let Pete Rose Back Into Baseball

Steve Siebold | Posted 08.18.2014 | 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.

Pete Rose Returns... Sort Of

AP | By PAT EATON-ROBB | Posted 08.16.2014 | Sports

BRIDGEPORT, Conn. (AP) — Pete Rose stood behind the batting cage Monday, joking as former major leaguer Joe Mather hit ball after ball to center fie...

Eliminating Collisions at the Plate Will Be Good for Baseball

Lincoln Mitchell | Posted 04.29.2014 | Sports
Lincoln Mitchell

Removing the collision at home plate, takes a tactic away from base runners with the intention of making the game safer, but it does not change the overall dynamic or balance of the game.

Jeff Ruby: A lifetime of being a personal brand

Don McNay | Posted 03.05.2014 | Books
Don McNay

"Oh-oh come take my hand Riding out tonight to case the Promised Land" -Bruce Springsteen The Promised Land for New Jersey-born Jeff Ruby turned out...

MLB Plans Major Rule Change

AP | RONALD BLUM | Posted 02.11.2014 | Sports

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. (AP) — Pete Rose sounded bowled over. Charlie Hustle, who famously flattened Ray Fosse to score the winning ru...

Why Aren't Younger Americans More Enamored With Baseball?

Tom Cramer | Posted 12.19.2013 | Fifty
Tom Cramer

I love baseball. I almost wrote I still love baseball, but that's unnatural. That comes from a discussion I heard on sports radio this spring. The announcers were all giddy with anticipation, save the 20-something NBA reporter. He claimed most of his generation remained unbitten by the baseball bug, only interested in the NBA and NFL. I was first stunned, then saddened.

Baseball, Steroids and Cowardice

Lincoln Mitchell | Posted 10.26.2013 | Sports
Lincoln Mitchell

The PED issue, which has now dogged baseball for well over a decade, has been exacerbated by an appalling lack of courage on the part of nearly everybody involved. Cowardly denials, insincere apologies, failing to take responsibility and efforts to scapegoat individuals.

Ichiro Reaches 4,000 Hits

AP | HOWIE RUMBERG | Posted 10.22.2013 | Sports

NEW YORK — Ichiro Suzuki stood near first base after lining a single for his 4,000th hit, hugging his teammates one by one, basking in the resou...

'Don't Do Like I Did'

Posted 08.07.2013 | Sports

Major League Baseball's all-time hits leader doesn't want Alex Rodriguez to approach his 211-game ban the way he did when he was banished from the ga...

The Hypocrisy of Bud Selig

Don McNay | Posted 10.06.2013 | Sports
Don McNay

There was talk that Alex Rodriquez would get a "lifetime ban" from the game of baseball for taking performance-enhancing drugs. It was never going to ...

A Midsummer Classic Scrapbook: MLB Great All-Star Game Moments

Devra Maza | Posted 09.21.2013 | Sports
Devra Maza

Scrapbooks are made for memorable moments. Within their treasured confines, they hold the highlights of lifetimes and preserve favorite pictures of milestone achievements. Baseball's All-Star Game is the perfect stage to fill those pages.

Never-Ending Sports Arguments

Bleacher Report | Posted 07.02.2013 | Sports

If you're a true sports fan, then you know that as much passion that following a team or athlete takes, there's always going to be disagreement with o...

Happy Father's Day to Mom

Don McNay | Posted 06.12.2013 | Impact
Don McNay

Father's Day is an empty day for a lot of people. We have a nation being raised by single mothers who are stepping up to the plate and filling both roles.

Pete Rose: Suspend A-Rod

Posted 06.06.2013 | Sports

Pete Rose may be the foremost expert on lengthy MLB suspensions. The sport's all-time hits leader was banned for life by commissioner Bart Giamatti in...

Baseball: America's Game?

David Aronchick | Posted 05.28.2013 | Sports
David Aronchick

When I was a kid, baseball was America's game. My memories linger around visions of classic summertime Americana; hot dogs on the grill, cold beer (or in my case Coca-Cola), sweet apple pie, and Vin Scully on the call from Dodger Stadium.

Pete Rose, Kiana Kim Get Comfy In New Furniture Ad?

The Huffington Post | Ron Dicker | Posted 03.15.2013 | Sports

Pete Rose certainly doesn't knock it out of the park in a local spot for Muenchen's Furniture, outlets seem to agree. AdWeek calls the new commerci...

Life Lessons From a Street Wise Guy

Don McNay | Posted 04.25.2013 | Business
Don McNay

My street wise father, Joe McNay, taught me that servers, nurses, plumbers and other support people can be the most important individuals in your life. Dad died 20 years ago this week at age 59.

Pete Rose Banned.. Again

Posted 02.14.2013 | Sports

Pete Rose accrued 4,256 career hits during 24 seasons in Major League Baseball. That is a fact. Every player scratching out base hits in an MLB game i...

Manti Te'o, ESPN and Character Porn

Jonathan Weiler | Posted 03.19.2013 | Media
Jonathan Weiler

The ESPNs of the world have made "character" an attribute of athletic worthiness every bit as important as how fast someone runs the 40, or how far one can hit a baseball. In the process, the sports media complex has appropriated for itself the mantle of moral arbiter.

Pete Rose: 'If I Had Taken Steroids, I Would Have Had 5,000 Hits'

HuffPost Live | Posted 01.11.2013 | HuffPost Live 321

Pete Rose, baseball's all-time hit king with 4,256 career hits, came by HuffPost Live Thursday to talk about baseball's Hall of Fame vote, his new rea...

Larry King: Let Bonds, Rose Into Hall Of Fame

Posted 01.10.2013 | Sports

"How did you play the game?" As far as Larry King is concerned this is the only question that should determine whether a player deserves election i...

Friends and Your Money: Hanging Onto Both of Them

Don McNay | Posted 01.15.2013 | Money
Don McNay

Since family and friends are the primary reasons that people blow a lump sum, if you can invest in good quality relationships, you can go a long way toward maintaining financial success as well.