by | Oct 31, 2019

As the World Series approached a finale, I was in Panama City — the one with the canal, not the popular spring break destination of the same name in the Florida panhandle. With every television in every sports bar or…

by | Jul 28, 2019

I Love Baseball I always have been a huge sports fan. As early as my elementary school years, I fanatically followed and cheered on the Yankees, the Mets, the football Giants and the Jets, the Rangers, and the Knicks. Necessarily, having…

by | Jul 13, 2019

Former Major League pitcher and author Jim Bouton died Wednesday at his home in Massachusetts after a long battle with vascular dementia. He was 80. Bouton had a couple of good seasons with the New York Yankees — 21-7 in…

by | Jun 24, 2019

Tampa Silliness, pretention, greed, mendacity, and guile stalk the land. No, no, no, I’m not talking about the reinforced platoon of Democrats who have announced their desire to be America’s next president, though this scrum is guilty of all 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 23, 2018

Milwaukee Brewers relief Pitcher Josh Hader got a standing ovation when he walked to the mound in Saturday night’s game against the Los Angeles Dodgers in Milwaukee’s Miller Park. The ovation was not for anything athletic that Hader had done….

by | Jul 19, 2018

Two teams and 30 uniforms. 400-foot home runs and 100-mile per hour fastballs. The sport’s greatest hitter facing its leading pitcher. Baseball’s best, all in one ballpark, for the 89th MLB All-Star Game. In the heart of our nation’s capital,…

by | May 13, 2018

I feared my thumb and TV remote might get serious workouts tonight, switching channels between the Lightning and the Capitols on NBCSN and the Nationals and the Diamond Backs on ESPN. What a conflict. But a conflict no more. After…

by | Feb 9, 2018

Now that we have the Super Bowl Football Extravaganza and Track Meet out of the way, and Justin Timberlake sent back to the obscurity he deserves, the nation can turn its weary eyes to the Grand Old Game. Pitchers and…

by | Feb 8, 2018

“You could agree there is more competition to get the number 1 pick in the draft than to win the World Series.” — Jerry Dipoto, General Manager of the Seattle Mariners That one quote illustrates the current crisis baseball finds…

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