Former Major League Baseball player Ryan Freel committed suicide in 2012. It’s now been confirmed he suffered from Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy, the national pastime’s first documented case. Neil Cohen discusses how MLB is getting proactive.
100 years after Joe Jackson and the White Sox plotted the 1919 World Series, his ban was lifted and he earned a plaque. Rich Monetti asks what’s wrong with this picture.
Paul Schneider makes a point about the Baseball Hall Of Fame entrance criteria and the question is: if Ty Cobb, then why not Pete Rose?
How is it possible one of the greatest hitters in baseball history gets his 3,000th hit, yet nobody cares? Adam Crawford talks the asterisk of baseball.—Beneath The Surface is peeling back the layers of this onion we call sports.Friday night, amongst the home crowd of Yankee Stadium, the most controversial figure active in baseball stepped…
In honor of the beginning of the 2015 MLB baseball season, Sports Editors Mike Kasdan and Wai Sallas riff on all things baseball and some things not, with appearances by Monty Python, Doc Brown, and – yes – Pete Rose.
They say to “hate the game, not the player,” but sometimes the players bring it on themselves. Carter Gaddis shares his views on athletes, integrity, and the lessons we are teaching.
Yesterday’s athletes were heroes, today’s villains. Max White says it’s us, and the 24-7 news cycle we consume, and not the athletes who have changed.
Still laughing about how poor Manti Te’o got duped? Jim Jividen addresses the ways we’re all being catfished.