That One Great Play: My Shining Baseball Moment

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Jon Sindell tells how a savvy tip from an old–school baseball man yields fruit two dozen years later.

Why Baseball’s Daniel Murphy Is an Ordinary Dad and Why That’s Extraordinary

Why Baseball’s Daniel Murphy Is an Ordinary Dad and Why That’s Extraordinary

Doyin Richards dismisses the media uproar over New York Mets’ Daniel Murphy’s recent paternity leave, arguing that Murphy’s actions reflect the behavior of any sane, responsible parent

Why Mike Francesa, Boomer Esiason, and Craig Carton Are So Very Very Wrong About MLB Paternity Leave

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A trio of sports radio pundits made awful comments in reaction to New York Mets’ Daniel Murphy’s recent paternity leave. Their ugly, ignorant remarks are a disgrace and need to be repudiated in the strongest possible terms

Detroit Tigers Sign Miguel Cabrera for $292 Million. Meanwhile, Detroit.

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The average teacher in Detroit would have to work 5,840 years to make what baseball player Miguel Cabrera will “earn” in 10.

3 Ways Baseball Fans Aren’t As Manly As They Used To Be

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Justin Zackal explores the evolution in the behavior of baseball fans. . . some of it good, some of it bad, all of it driven by the market.

Take Me Out to the Ball Game. . . In Sydney That Is

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100 years after MLB’s first trip Down Under, the Dodgers and Diamondbacks opened the 2014 season with a 2-game series in Syndey. JP Pelosi reports on the culture clash.

Mr. Blake, My First Man of Baseball

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Jon Sindell remembers the man who believed in him as a kid – and a ballplayer.

Striking Out

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Hank Kalet presents a compelling poem about baseball and teaching, expertly drawing parallels between the speaker’s personal life, Dwight Gooden’s mixed legacy, and a seemingly pedestrian classroom exercise.

We’ll Always Be Royals: An Ode to Kansas City

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Spring training is just around the corner and Michael Amity has a poem for his favorite small market team, with apologies to Lorde.

My First Loves Were A Glove and A Ballot.

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Paul Blest on the Phillies, Barack Obama, and one incredible week in 2008.

Why They’re Not Listening to You

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The 5 types of listeners in every meeting or presentation, and how to reach them.

After My Kid Learned To Walk, I Got Him a Wiffle Ball Bat. What Happened Next WILL BLOW YOUR MIND (A Satire)

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Michael Kasdan riffs on this week’s story about college sports teams recruiting eighth graders with this home-spun satire. Since when is potty-training a prerequisite for getting a scholarship commitment from Florida State anyway?

The Problem With 60 Minutes’ Report On Alex Rodriguez and Drugs in Baseball

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A 60 Minutes interview with the man claims to have supplied Alex Rodriguez with performance enhancing drugs shows that no one is serious about fixing baseball’s drug problem.

Where’s The Mentor Alex Rodriguez Never Had?

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Joe Rutland looks at the drama behind Rodriguez and how a mentor could have helped him navigate his life and career with more honesty and grace.

Off The Couch and Onto The Field: The Regular Guy to The Pros Stories That Inspire the Everyman

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Nothing quite captures the imagination and the connects the fans to sport, like that rare story of a comeback attempt or the even rarer tale of a regular guy unexpectedly coming from nowhere, from the realm of mere mortals – those who watch the game – to the playing field at the highest level.

The Dog Days of Little League

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Michael Kasdan wonders if we are molding our boys into well-rounded strong men—-or pushing them too hard, too fast, too young, into a win-at-all costs Hunger Games arena.