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At 78, He's Still The Toast Of Fenway Park

Michael Levin | Posted 11.18.2014 | Sports
Michael Levin

Everybody knows the Boston Red Sox boast three World Series rings in ten years, the oldest ballpark in the majors, and the most rabid fan base in organized baseball. Who knew they also had a poet laureate?

Non Sequitur: Unearthed Conversation Between Ted Williams' Head and Montecore the Bengal Tiger

Jon Chattman | Posted 11.04.2014 | Comedy
Jon Chattman

In a long-lost 2005 phone conversation transcript recently recovered somewhere deep in the Sudan, Montecore, the infamous Bengal tiger who attacked il...

The Baseball Solution to our Political Polarization

Henry G. Brinton | Posted 12.08.2014 | Religion
Henry G. Brinton

Political polarization is worse than ever this fall, with contests being framed as a struggle between virtue and vice, strength and weakness.

Derek Jeter's Endless Farewell Tour

Lincoln Mitchell | Posted 11.16.2014 | Sports
Lincoln Mitchell

The overstatement of Jeter's intangible contributions, efforts to make him into a paragon of integrity and honor when he is essentially a great ballplayer who managed to stay out of trouble and not say anything stupid to the media in 20 years, all make it increasingly difficult to either like Jeter or take his farewell tour seriously.

Super-Rich Indian Guru: Dead or Just Resting?

Michael Sigman | Posted 08.06.2014 | Comedy
Michael Sigman

Has mega-rich Hindu guru Shri Ashutosh Maharaj been dead for the past four months, as attested by doctors, his family and the police? Or has he been ...

Uncle Sam Wants You, Stars of Stage and Screen and the Sporting World

William Astore | Posted 12.17.2013 | Politics
William Astore

If our celebrities who profit the most from America are unwilling to defend it the way Stewart and Williams did, perhaps that's not just a sign of societal rot. Perhaps it's a sign that our wars are simply not vital to us. And if that's the case, shouldn't we end them?

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.

2013 Yankees Got You Down? Revisit The Championship Season Of 1947 Instead

Tony Sachs | Posted 06.10.2013 | Books
Tony Sachs

The 2013 New York Yankees: Injuries on top of injuries. Newly penurious owners. A lineup of assorted castoffs and veterans past their prime. Not a pretty picture -- in fact, it looks to be the weakest team the franchise has put on the field in at least two decades.

Feral Kat Krazies Eat Audubon Star Reporter Ted Williams

David Petersen | Posted 05.25.2013 | Denver
David Petersen

Mr. Williams, quite recently, wrote a short piece for the Orlando Sentinel detailing the horrific annual slaughter of songbirds in North America by cats, both well-fed and alley variety.

Things I'd Like To See In "Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon 2"

Jon Chattman | Posted 04.02.2013 | Comedy
Jon Chattman

For the most part, sequel to iconic films tend to disappoint. For every Godfather and X2, there seem to be dozens upon dozens of films like Arthur 2:...

Remembering Stan Musial

Randy Turner | Posted 03.23.2013 | Sports
Randy Turner

Stan Musial retired after the 1963 season, greatly appreciated in the heartland, but never receiving anywhere near the same national attention as his peers, Ted Williams and Joe DiMaggio.

Man With 'Golden Voice' Gives Back

The Huffington Post | Eleanor Goldberg | Posted 01.13.2013 | Impact

The man with the “golden voice” used his unmistakable gift to escape homelessness and is now using his fame to help others still living on the str...

Pulitzer Prize-Winning Journalist And Author Dies

The Huffington Post | Jade Walker | Posted 01.08.2013 | Media

Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist and author Richard Ben Cramer died Jan. 7 of complications from lung cancer. He was 62. Born in Rochester, N.Y., ...

The Presidential Debate Expectation Game

Aaron Zelinsky | Posted 11.21.2012 | Politics
Aaron Zelinsky

Over the next two weeks, when you hear that Romney is a debating machine or that Obama is too smooth to fail, don't listen. We're not looking for the candidate who exceeds expectations. We want the best person for the job. For the electorate, the best way to win the expectation game is not to play.

The Immortality Grant

Malcolm Kushner | Posted 10.10.2012 | Weird News
Malcolm Kushner

Woody Allen once said, "I don't believe in an afterlife, although I am bringing a change of underwear." John Martin Fischer doesn't believe in an afterlife either. But he can afford to bring along an entire wardrobe. The UC-Riverside professor just received $5 million to study the afterlife.

COUNT 'EM: 27 Celebrities You Didn't Know Were Latino

Posted 07.28.2014 | Latino Voices

We've all done it. You meet someone new, take one good look at them and ask (almost rhetorically): "So, where are you from?" Often we expect faces to ...

WATCH: Homeless Man's Song Goes Viral!

Posted 10.22.2012 | Impact

After trying his voice at a number of reality shows, a homeless New York man turned to YouTube and has become a viral hit. James Percell, 49, has b...

When All-Stars Align: The Streak, .400 and the Home Run of '41

Devra Maza | Posted 05.29.2013 | Sports
Devra Maza

Over 70 years ago, Major League Baseball's All-Star Game saw one of the most electrifying home runs ever hit, during one of the most remarkable seasons ever played.

WATCH: What's Homeless 'Man With The Golden Voice' Up To Now?

Posted 05.17.2012 | Impact

Ted Williams, “The Golden Voice” success story who went from homeless to famous overnight, has made another big stride. Williams released a boo...

It All Starts From the Ground Up!

Dr. Steve Rosenberg | Posted 05.19.2012 | Sports
Dr. Steve Rosenberg

The feet are the first thing that hit the ground and without balanced feet a player's mechanics can be affected.

The Top 10 Stories From 2011 Missing From All the Top 10 Lists

Lee Brenner | Posted 02.15.2012 | Media
Lee Brenner

Think back 50 weeks. Do you remember how 2011 began? Do you remember the epic absurdity that kick-started a year described by nearly everyone as one of the most significant spans in recent memory? That's right: Birds fell straight from the sky.

Urlies 2011: Vote For The Best Viral Videos Of The Year

The Huffington Post | Christine Friar | Posted 12.13.2011 | Comedy

Every December Urlesque celebrates the best web culture trends of the year with awards called the Urlies. This year, along with our partners at HuffPo...

Reyes Has No Reason to Apologize for Batting Title

Rob Kirkpatrick | Posted 12.02.2011 | Sports
Rob Kirkpatrick

I'm amazed by the flack New York Mets shortstop Jose Reyes is getting. I'm especially astounded by the comments from those who should know their baseball history better.

WATCH: 'The Dr. Phil Show' : Ted Williams I Lied

Posted 11.16.2011 | Black Voices

Ted Williams made his return to the Dr. Phil show to make amends for all the numerous lies he told during his previous visit. After his rescue from th...

WATCH: Homeless Man Has Awesome Sign

Posted 07.23.2011 | Comedy

Ted Williams better watch his back, because there's someone new vying for the title of most creative homeless guy in a viral video. And sure, this...