Hollywood has produced very little in the way of sports movies for the kids in the last 20 years. This is especially true of baseball movies. The Sandlot, Rookie of the Year, Little Big League, and Angels in the Outfield hit theaters over a 15-month span in the mid-90s. What changed? I talked to the writer/director of The Sandlot, among others, to get to the bottom of this unfortunate trend.
Pittsburgh Pirates outfielder Starling Marte is the latest MLB player to get caught taking a performance-enhancing drug. Marte has begun serving an 80-game suspension. His “apology” was predictably dishonest. Until the punishments for cheaters change, expect this cycle to repeat itself a couple of times every season.
It’s a fun debate: Which four players belong on baseball’s all-time “Mount Rushmore”? Which four pitchers? The four ballpark foods? Mascots? Find out my choices in my latest MLB column for CBS Local.
I’m excited to announce I’ll be writing a weekly column on Major League Baseball for CBS Local this season. The columns will be published every Thursday and will cover a major event in the game or something more off-beat, like baseball cards. My first, on the joys of Opening Day, has been published.
Please just read my recap for CBS Local. I’m choosing, at least for now, to leave it at that as opposed to writing a few thousand more words about perhaps the greatest World Series game ever.
March Madness. Super Bowl. Sudden death. There are several two-word phrases that excite sports fans. Here’s another: Game 7. The Cubs and Indians and their long history of failure will play for the World Series trophy tonight in Cleveland. Joe Maddon made some strange bullpen moves last night, but the Cubs won. Read about the important moments and what to look for tonight in my CBS Local recap.
We’re going back to Cleveland. The Cubs fought off elimination with a 3-2 win last night thanks to a big fourth inning and Aroldis Chapman’s eight-out save. Read all about it in my CBS Local recap.