The 40 Year Old . . . Jeter Fan

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We grew up with Derek Jeter; his retirement is the end of an era in our lives.

Saying Farewell to a Great: How Jeter’s Final At-Bat Was Exactly the Going-Out He Deserved

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The recap of Derek Jeter’s last performance.

My Baseball Team Stinks and I Don’t Care

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As another playoff-less baseball season winds down, Marc Stern reflects on being a New York Mets fan.

Lessons from the T-Ball Front: Your Son Doesn’t Need to “Just Suck It Up”

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For Justin Ricklefs, coaching his son’s t-ball team reinforces the importance of gentle and compassionate leadership

We’re Looking for People to Join Our Sports Writing Team

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Do you love sports? Would your dream be to write about sports and get your stories in front of millions of people a month? Read on.

Mariano Rivera Brings Energy

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Baseball great Mariano Rivera uses his compassion to connect with and help kids.

Playing Little League Like it Was the Majors

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A skilled and proud coach shares the details of success for his little league baseball team.

7 Things I Can’t Wait to Experience with My Son

7 Things I Can't Wait to Experience with My Son

Scott Posey highlights seven experiences—some minor, some profound—that he can’t wait to share with his young son one day.

Just Let the Kids Play

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Author Bruce Fabricant reminisces on his Little League play, while lamenting youth sports culture of today.

Disorganized Chaos: My Summer as a T-Ball Coach

Disorganized Chaos: My Summer as a T-Ball Coach

One man’s attempt at wrangling twelve small children provided him with plenty of lifelong memories—and all it cost him was his sanity.

Homophobia Forced Glenn Burke Out Of Major League Baseball. It Took The Game 34 Years To Deal With It

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Burke’s story is a modern day tragedy. Once projected as a five-tool player in the mold of the great Willie Mays, Burke never had an opportunity to excel as an everyday player.

5 Big Problems With Prince Fielder’s ESPN: The Magazine Cover Photo

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Historian Oliver Lee Bateman discusses the implications of baseball star Prince Fielder’s appearance on the cover of ESPN: The Magazine’s Body Issue.

Our Family Was Handed an Anonymous Note at a Baseball Game Last Night—This Is What It Said

Our Family Was Handed an Anonymous Note at a Baseball Game Last Night---This Is What It Said

An unexpected note from a stranger convinced a family that baseball can be a magical game.

The Manufacturing of the American Douche

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Nathan Graziano would like to talk about our propensity for accepting bad behavior—as long as it is in the name of a win.

Hank vs. Henry: Howard Bryant’s The Last Hero

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Marking the 40th anniversary of Henry Aaron’s home run record, Aaron Devine reviews Howard Bryant’s biography of the slugger, a more complicated man than nostalgia will allow him.

For the Love of Reading: Building a Family That Reads

For the Love of Reading: Building a Family That Reads

Larry Bernstein discusses his family’s love for reading and how he was recently able to share one of his favorite childhood books with his son.