by | Feb 1, 2020

As a longtime and deep-dyed fan of the Grand Old Game, I’ve been asked more than once if I think baseball is still “the national pastime.” Well, clearly not as much as it used to be. Watching a game takes…

by | Jan 28, 2020

Am I right in the head? Is any parent of a travel baseball player? Summer after summer, I spent thousands of dollars so my son Jonathan could play baseball in dusty little towns like Monroe, Georgia, and Shelbyville, Tennessee, places…

by | Nov 22, 2019

On Tuesday, the U.S. Senate unanimously passed the Hong Kong Human Rights and Democracy Act. The next day the House passed it 417-1. It now goes to President Trump, and he is expected to sign it promptly. The Human Rights and Democracy Act would require the secretary of…

by | Jun 26, 2019

Tampa Stu Sternberg, principal owner of the Tampa Bay Rays of the American League East, held a press conference Tuesday afternoon, ostensibly to clarify and sell his idea of splitting his team’s home games between a new ballpark somewhere in…

by | Feb 11, 2019

In a Monday morning grump, I took the University of Florida to task for the $65 million baseball yard it plans to build on campus. It certainly is extravagant, with amenities unknown to baseball players, coaches, and fans for most of…

by | Feb 7, 2019

Full disclosure: I am a lifelong sports fan/junkie/obsessive. The kind of guy who takes his teams’ losses personally, as if something bad had happened in the family. My daughter is a college athlete, so they actually are a part of…

by | Aug 4, 2018

There is a new menace for celebrities, athletes, and assorted famous people to fear: their own twitter accounts. We have covered the case of Josh Hader in this magazine. Since then, old tweets have surfaced from both Braves pitcher Sean…

by | Jul 31, 2018

Something’s gotta give in Oakland. But this time, it might not be the government. The city hasn’t had a great few years when it comes to sports teams. The Oakland Raiders won’t be called that for much longer, bound for…

by | Jul 14, 2018

Any day now the Washington Post will be exposing my baseball addiction. Therefore I come clean now in advance. Maybe I got in with a wrong crowd in yeshiva elementary school and yeshiva high school, but I became an avid sports fan as…

by | Jun 1, 2018

My wife and I spent Memorial Week in Las Vegas. That’s right. Sin City, though I don’t suppose Las Vegas city fathers and mothers much like this old designation. They’ve tried to make the place more “family friendly.” This by…

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