The Year In Sports: A Look Back at the Biggest Stories of 2014


From the Sochi Olympics to the NFL’s epicly bad year to the World Cup to athletes speaking out in the wake of police killings, Mike Kasdan reviews all the biggest stories we covered this year at The Good Men Project Sports

When A Sporting Event Breaks Your Child’s Heart


Sports are often uplifting, yet there are other times when sports are downright depressing—as in this instance shared by Justin Ricklefs

Royals Run Recalls Memories of Rooting Against The Dreaded Yankees

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This Kansas City Royals World Series appearance has Brian Harmon daydreaming of the ghosts of Royals past.

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.

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.

The Loss of Positive Male Role Models and Educational Priorities in the U.S.

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During the 1950s, the scientist was the hero of our movies, saving us from space aliens and mutant insects. Why have our collective goals shifted away from educated men as role models?

Dustin Pedroia is the Reason I Love Baseball


Jim Mitchem wants to talk about heart.

Love and Losing: A Bonding Story

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What is more important when picking a favorite sports team: tradition or location? Larry Bernstein shares losing, love, and baseball with his 9-year-old son.

Who Will Win the World Series? Let’s Ask Dad

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Today is Game 1 of the World Series. We wanted to know if dads had any predictions, so Carter Gaddis asked them.

Mr. McGwire Goes to Washington

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Andrew Scott writes about how the slugger disappointed one baseball fan—but not by taking steroids

How to Root Against Boston After the Marathon Bombings

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A New York sports fan’s thoughts on how to cheer on the home team while respecting Boston.

Goat’s Head Delivered to Wrigley Field


A goat’s head addressed to Cubs owner Tom Ricketts was dropped off at Wrigley Field Wednesday afternoon.

The San Francisco Giants Are the Rodney Dangerfield of Baseball


Despite two World Series wins in three years, Neil Cohen wonders why the Giants are once again fighting for respect.