There’s a whole lot of real life in baseball. The road to success if often poorly paved and filled with twists and turns that test not only our sense of direction, but our faith in reaching our destination at all. Reaching that glorious endpoint isn’t always as picturesque as the TV shows we’ve watched our […]
Let’s start with the basics here, because it’s important to contextualize what i’m about to opine about: These are first world problems. Being a white man in America gives me the space, by virtue of nothing much more than a particular amount of melanin and quantity of chromosomes, to complain about things like my allegiances […]
It was April 14th, 2014, and it was gorgeous. The same couldn’t be said for that year’s Atlanta Braves season, with the recent retirement of Chipper Jones and a looming rebuild—after another violent and disappointing postseason exit the previous year. Regardless, my wife had gotten us tickets to the home opener, where Brave legend (giggle) […]
It’s often been said that, one day in the distant future, when we look back at what made “America” what it was, three things will be presented: jazz, the Constitution, and baseball. The underlying thread that connects all three? It’s the one thing no one ever wants to talk about. Race. It’s not as obvious […]
Overall, Will Geoghegan’s story of the summer leagues is engaging, even if it loses a lot of steam toward the end. Full of familiar names and colorful characters, it’s a worthwhile read for any baseball fan looking for some non-MLB fare.
Here we go again. For many fans, the 1994 strike seems so long ago. MLB and its players morphed into the unstoppable force and the immovable object, and for the first time in 90 years, the most hallowed tradition in American sports history, the World Series, evaporated like rain on Arizona pavement. So much damage […]