I remember where I was when Matt Davidson fouled off a pitch from Jharel Cotton. I was sitting at home on the couch, wondering how this single event might form the basis of an article, an opening into some larger discussion about choices and life. For this reason, July 3, 2017, will always have special
Looking for Courage in All the Wrong Places The path to greatness doesn’t normally include a stop at rock bottom. Then again, no two journeys are the same and nobody ever accused Dennis Eckersley of being normal. He threw a no-hitter at age 22 and won 20 games at age 23. At age 31 he
My wife and I spent March 2016 in Phoenix watching baseball. It might have been the best month of my life. We’d been to spring training before—my first trip came in 1993, when I got to witness the beginning of Tim Salmon’s career and the end of Robin Yount’s up close and personal—but never for
Richard Linklater’s latest movie Everybody Wants Some!! follows the lives of college baseball players over a weekend in 1980, as they attempt to define themselves en route to adulthood. In one pivotal scene, Jake, a freshman pitcher, talks about his college admission essay, which compares baseball to Sisyphus from Greek mythology. What follows is that
Should MLB think inside the box?
One of the most exciting and cerebral (not to mention affordable) sports flies under most fans’ radar.
Can’t anyone around here lose a baseball game?
Letter seeking Hall of Fame eligibility for Rose is a desperate bid to burnish his tarnished legacy.
The brilliant promise each showed in a 2011 high school baseball showcase has blossomed into professional stardom–on different stages
Better late than never.