baseball

Michael Pineda’s Foul Ball
Why was the Yankees pitcher suspended for breaking a rule that everyone breaks?
April 24, 2014

A pine tar controversy provides a peek into the intricate world of baseball's unwritten rules.

The Original Nate Silver Also Thinks Pundits Are 'Stupid'
Bill James on “moneyball” in 2014 and backward political thinking
March 31, 2014

In politics, he says, "People who are perceived as learned experts go on television and say stupid shit, and nobody says, 'Boy, that’s really stupid.'"

That Report That The Atlanta Braves Will Change Their Name Isn’t True
November 11, 2013

There is much to be said about the Atlanta Braves’ announcement that by the 2017 season the esteemed National League baseball franchise will have moved to a new stadium.

Why There Is Only One African-American in the World Series
October 28, 2013

The Boston Globe, The Grio, and The Los Angeles Times have all run versions of the same article about the World Series, which heads into tonight’s Game

You Should Be on A-Rod's Side in His Suit Against Baseball
October 04, 2013

In case you thought you could just pleasantly focus on a New York Yankees-free baseball playoffs, Yankees star Alex Rodriguez has sued Major League Baseball and outgoing commissioner Bud Selig, alleging tortious interference—essentially, that the lea

Mariano Rivera's Legacy Isn't as Great as You Think
September 19, 2013

Mariano Rivera, baseball's all-time saves leader, announced during spring training that this season is his last.

A Film Critic Ponders Baseball's Instant-Replay Cameras
The surveillance state comes to the ballpark
August 25, 2013

With the scale of foul play mounting in every sport, it is apparently time to add a spurious note of fairness: Instant replay has come to Major League Baseball.

Conservatives Are Even Unskewing Baseball Numbers Now
August 01, 2013

Breitbart, the news and opinion site that bears the surname of its late founder Andrew, has several verticals. All present aspects of the world through a conservative lens.

Chris Davis Is Wrong About Who Holds the Home Run Record
July 16, 2013

Chris Davis did not win last night’s Home Run Derby—¡Felicidades, Yoenis Céspedes!—but the Baltimore Orioles first baseman who will bat clean-up for the American League in tonight’s All-Star Game is engaged in an actual, real-life home run derby.

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