Instant replay has brought some civility to Major League Baseball. For the most part, there’s no need for managers or players to scream at umpires anymore. And, in a way, that’s unfortunate. Click the link below for my latest baseball column.
Because of the nature of the sport and length of the season, fans have a special relationship with their favorite team’s TV announcers. Mets fans, in particular, are lucky.
Do kids, or anyone, still collect baseball cards? I set to find out.
The Michigan Softball Academy, held for the eighth straight year last week, allows adults to take the field and learn from the sport’s all-time winningest coach and her players, all while raising more than $130,000 for breast cancer research.
The Blue Jays aren’t making the playoffs. Eric Thames looks legit. Pitchers are going to keep getting hurt. These are a few of my observations—I promise the analysis itself is more intriguing than the premise—from the first month of the baseball season.
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.