Save the Minor Leagues!

Save the Minor Leagues!

Baseball had an exciting year — breakout stars, a major cheating scandal, a seven-game World Series. And now it’s capping off the year with a disastrous idea from the owners. Led by the Houston Astros — the same Astros mired in scandals over cheating and domestic...
MLB Players Are Getting Stiffed

MLB Players Are Getting Stiffed

Major League Baseball has a problem on its hands: Teams are making record revenues thanks to massive regional cable deals. But more than ever, those teams aren’t signing players. They’re becoming cheapskates. Take, for example, Craig Kimbrel and Dallas Keuchel....
Refugees Are as American as Baseball

Refugees Are as American as Baseball

I recently watched an old movie called Take Me Out to the Ball Game, a post-World War II Hollywood musical bursting with good ol’ U.S.A. pride. At the heart of the film is baseball, the quintessential American pastime. The plot focuses on three great fictional...
Paying for Patriotism

Paying for Patriotism

I go to a lot of Major League Baseball games. I really love the sport. Yet if you’ve been to a baseball game in the last decade, you’ve probably noticed some changes. National Guard members now perform flag ceremonies between innings. Military recruits are enlisted...
Second Chances Are as American as Baseball

Second Chances Are as American as Baseball

I love baseball. I have since I was a kid. And I’m lucky to be married to a woman who loves the game as much as I do. We recently attended the 86th annual Major League All Star Game in Cincinnati. As part of the opening ceremonies, the Cincinnati Reds honored what...