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Why Saying Derek Jeter Doesn't Deserve a Spot in this Year's MLB All-Star Game Is Blasphemous

Dave Kreissman | Posted 07.14.2014 | Sports
Dave Kreissman

The All-Star game is the fans' game. They vote for who will take the field, and it's not always the players with the best stats. Yes, this can be frustrating at times, but democracy is a beautiful thing.

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.

Percentage of Major League African-American Players Has Fallen Drastically

Jimmie Lee Solomon | Posted 05.07.2014 | Sports
Jimmie Lee Solomon

In the last three decades, the deluge of African-American players into the Major Leagues has gone from a flood to a trickle. From the height in the mid 1970s, the numbers have dwindled down to a paltry 8.5 percent.

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-...

Now A-Rod Is Just Getting Older

Lincoln Mitchell | Posted 07.09.2013 | Sports
Lincoln Mitchell

Alex Rodriguez is one of the most disliked players on the New York Yankees and in all of baseball. To a great extent, Rodriguez is simply guilty of getting old and declining accordingly.

How Good a Player Was Jackie Robinson?

Lincoln Mitchell | Posted 06.17.2013 | Sports
Lincoln Mitchell

Over time, not surprisingly, the story of Jackie Robinson, has surpassed the memory of Jackie Robinson as a player. Robinson was, however, a great player, and an unusual one.

Steroids Aren't the Only Problem Facing the Hall of Fame

Lincoln Mitchell | Posted 03.17.2013 | Sports
Lincoln Mitchell

Keeping people out of the Hall of Fame because of suspected or real connections to steroids may or may not be wise, but keeping people out because the voting rules have not changed to fully recognize expansion is not.

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Len Berman | Posted 11.14.2012 | New York
Len Berman

The Red Sox are not for sale. So says ownership in denying a Fox Business report that the team is being shopped around.

Jeter Ties Mays, Yankees Top Red Sox

AP | HOWARD ULMAN | Posted 09.14.2012 | Sports

BOSTON -- Derek Jeter shook off an injury to tie Willie Mays for 10th place on the career hits list, backing Phil Hughes and helping the New York Yank...

Obama Vows To Block Attempts To Roll Back Gay Rights

AP | JULIE PACE | Posted 08.06.2012 | Politics

By JULIE PACE, The Associated Press LOS ANGELES (AP) -- President Barack Obama basked in the support of his gay and lesbian backers Wednesday night...

How Much Is Willie Mays' Away-Game Uniform Worth?

Posted 05.01.2012 | TV

Willie Mays' jerseys are known to fetch high prices when sold at auction, but how much would would a whole uniform go for? On "Antiques Roadshow" (Mon...

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Len Berman | Posted 04.08.2012 | New York
Len Berman

Commissioner Roger Goodell has come around to the fans' way of thinking. There's got to be something better than the Pro Bowl. He said the league is thinking about getting rid of it.

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Len Berman | Posted 09.26.2011 | New York
Len Berman

NFL players were all rejoicing that they could go back to work. One problem. Many of them got fired. OK, not fired, but cut. Teams all over the NFL will be getting rid of players to clear salary cap room.

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Len Berman | Posted 09.14.2011 | New York
Len Berman

Roger Clemens just dodged a high hard one. The judge declaring a mistrial in his perjury case. Way to go, government. The judge warned you not to show jurors certain evidence, but you showed it anyway.

Giants Fan Robbed At Knifepoint For Bobble Head

Posted 07.10.2011 | Sports

The San Francisco Giants celebrated baseball legend Willie Mays' 80th birthday on Friday night. But the celebration took a scary turn for one Giants f...

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Len Berman | Posted 07.05.2011 | New York
Len Berman

The Cubs have come up with some weekday promotions like cheap beer and $1 hot dogs to lure customers to the bleachers. Better incentives might be free gasoline or actually having a winning team.

Duke Snider -- Farewell, My Hero

Robert E. Murphy | Posted 05.25.2011 | Sports
Robert E. Murphy

They played more than half a century ago, so most of them are gone, the Brooklyn Dodgers that I knew. This one hurts. For me and most of the kids of the 1950s, he was the one. Our hero.

They Might Be Giants: Management Insights From San Francisco's Boys of Summer

Inder Sidhu | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Inder Sidhu

"Misfits and castoffs." That's what some are calling San Francisco's surprise World Series contenders, the Giants. After defeating the Philadelphia P...

16 Of The Greatest Books About Baseball (PHOTOS)

The Huffington Post | Caroline Eisenmann and Jessie Kunhardt | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

What better reading could there be in the thick of the summer than books on our national pastime? As we look forward to tonight's Major League All-Sta...

American Manhood From Mickey Mantle to Landon Manchild Donovan and Why I'm Convinced the US Can Win World Cup 2010 in South Africa

David Henry Sterry | Posted 05.25.2011 | Sports
David Henry Sterry

The more mojo, hoodoo and juju we can send through the power of our collective will to Team USA in South Africa, the more likely it is for our dream to come true.

How America's Oldest Baseball Stadium Can Be Yours for $1

Keith Thomson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Sports
Keith Thomson

A group of young Birmingham professionals set about restoring Alabama's Rickwood Field, which turns 100 this season, to its heyday. Now, they lose sleep each night that their work might come tumbling down. Literally.

Tearing Down the Walls: In Praise of Joe Henry

Leonce Gaiter | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Leonce Gaiter

If you don't know him, check out Joe Henry. He is a shockingly talented man making music that can make you giddy. He is a shockingly talented man who can break your heart.

Civil Rights Game: Where Have You Gone Jackie Robinson? Inequality Still Hampers Americas' Favorite Pastime.....

Dexter Rogers | Posted 05.25.2011 | Sports
Dexter Rogers

Few athletic stars today fear taking stands because of the potential ridicule and societal backlash. If pioneers of the past were afraid of the establishment would such celebrations like the Civil Rights Game be possible today?

Willie Mays, Hank Aaron, And "Cooperative" Biographies

AP | HILLEL ITALIE | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

NEW YORK — Once again, it's Willie Mays vs. Hank Aaron. This time, in the book world....

Willie Mays On The Daily Show: The Baseball Legend On His New Biography (VIDEO)

Comedy Central | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

Willie Mays, the legendary baseball player, was on the Daily Show last night because of the new biography James Hirsch has written about him. Jon Stew...