Early Innings…Holding out Hope You are a lifelong baseball fan. Maybe you played softball or baseball at some serious level. Perhaps you have always just enjoyed watching the game and following your favorite team. In any case, let’s just say that baseball was and is important to you in some way. Now let’s take a
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
Thanks to an essay from former Uber employee Susan Fowler Rigetti, it’s clear that the company—which is run by a 40-year old man-child who has, no joke, referred to the company as “Boober” for its ability to score him mad chicks, bro—isn’t exactly great for women. This “bombshell” came after an optics-blind move to capitalize
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
The ’66 NCAA championship game triggered a tidal wave of change in college basketball.
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
A transplanted Chicago native reflects on the end of the curse.
The young Marlins superstar’s story is one the Cuban diaspora knows well.
A Brit tries to convince an American that hockey can be played on grass.
NBC’s Olympics coverage waved the red, white, and blue without shame.