Our Boys Becoming Men: Pausing To See The Good and Hopeful

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After weeks of the concussion and hazing and abuse stories, a ballplayer’s speech reminds Michael Kasdan of the good in sports and – more importantly – the good in our boys who are rapidly becoming men.

Baseball Mourns Up-And-Coming Star in Cardinals’ Taveras

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St. Louis Cardinals’ top outfield prospect and his girlfriend were killed in auto accident in Dominican Republic.

Home Run: The Power and the Glory

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This excerpt from The Mighty Roman Baseball Blast shows what homers are all about.

El León, “The Closer”

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Hero or goat, The Closer holds fans’ hearts in his hand.

Parents Behaving Badly, Part II – The Questions We Should Be Asking Ourselves

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Hank Zona tells parents what questions they should ask of themselves to navigate the world of youth sports.

A Rich History: How the San Francisco Giants Became MLB’s Favorite Underdogs

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The San Francisco Giants aren’t underdogs very often. The seven-time world champions have bred a long tradition of success, from their roots in Manhattan to their current home in the Bay Area.

The Tigers Are Going to the World Series!! In Japan, That Is.

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As our World Series begins, so does another on the other side of the world. Mike Kasdan shares his baseball memories from The Land of the Rising Sun.

Building a Contender: Four Pillars of Success, The Royals Way

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Sr. Royals Correspondent Justin Ricklefs explains how the World Series bound Royals built a winner by relying on youth, giving chances, taking that big risk, and having patience.

Learning from The Kansas City Royals: 3 Keys To Success in Baseball and in Life

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Patrick Sallee, on how the surprising KC Royals are showing us how to do it the John Wooden way.

Sports Explained: The Complex Simplicity of Baseball

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The opening piece in our new weekly humor series, Sports Explained. A well-traveled anonymous blogger’s take on the ‘ins and outs’ of baseball.

With Football and Hazing, History Repeats Itself

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Brian Harmon follows up our Sayreville coverage and urges us to also look backward as we chart a path forward.

Ferguson, the Murder of Michael Brown, and the St. Louis Cardinals

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Native St. Louisan Ted Lewis was appalled by the way some Cardinals fans reacted to protestors. Baseball should unite us all.

How the Greatest Lesson I Learned From Baseball Became a Lesson for Success in Life

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A baseball story of a boy and his grandfather, of wilting in the pressure of great expectations, and of succeeding by learning not to be afraid to fail.

A Baseball Fan’s Serenity Prayer: To Be Surrounded With Kindred Lovers of The Game

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True baseball fan Jon Sindell gives up on baseball non-believers.

World Series Dreaming In Kansas City and Baltimore: Talkin’ Baseball

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One of either the Orioles or the Royals is going to The World Series. We asked their long-suffering fans to share just how that makes them feel.

How The Mafia Got Me Into A Baseball Game, And What It Taught Me

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Vincent Pugliese badly wanted to attend Opening Day for the NY Mets. Little did he know that the mob would help him get in for free.