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.

Stepping Up To The Plate

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John Vaughn shares how a sport helped him cope with his parents divorce, facilitated a relationship with his step-father, and made him a better person.

What a Man Would Do For a Souvenir Baseball

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Justin Zackal wonders about what lengths a man will go to in pursuit of a home run or foul ball.

What’s in a Game of Catch?

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On this Mother’s Day, Claire Thurston offers her insights on the connections fathers can forge through that quintessential American pastime, a simple game of catch.

Why Are These Two Navy Dudes Doing a Lip Sync to Frozen? [Video]

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Dillan DiGiovanni is curious why they did it, but all that really matters is, it’s awesome.

Derek Jeter’s Swan Song

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The Yankee captain, Mr. November, perhaps the greatest shortstop in baseball history, is set to retire at the end of the 2014 season. Rob Scarborough takes a look back at Derek Jeter’s career.

Happy Anniversary, Hank

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40 years ago this week Hank Aaron hit his 715th home run. Michael Amity argues Hammerin’ Hank did more than just break a record.

This Is What Happens When Grown Men Fail To Support Teens

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How a teen lost himself in the absence of support from the men in his life.

Crying Makes a Man Feel Whole

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Tears of joy, disappointment, love, or loss–all add texture to man’s being.

Chief Wahoo Must Go

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It’s ONE! TWO! THREE! strikes you’re out at the old ethnic stereotyping game.

How Major League Baseball Is Helping Prove That Paternity Leave Makes Sense

How Major League Baseball Is Helping to Prove That Paternity Leave Makes Sense

Tom Burns thinks that Major League Baseball’s decision to support New York Mets’ Daniel Murphy’s right to paternity leave speaks volumes and deserves more attention than it’s getting

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.