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NBA Legend Wilt Chamberlain Doesn’t Get the Respect He Deserves

The Hall of Fame center may or may not have been the best player in pro basketball history, but undoubtedly he was the greatest.

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Cubs’ New Curse: Being Winners

The players wanted to win the World Series for their fans as much as for themselves. Their success means the days of being “lovable losers”—and having the comfort of baseball fans’ pity—are over.

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If the Pain of Cubs Nation Can Be Banished, Perhaps There’s Hope for the World’s Nations

After 108 years, Chicago’s lovable losers are World Series champions. Maybe, just maybe, anything is possible.

Posted on Nov 4, 2016 READ MORE



Last Call for Vin Scully, the King of Los Angeles

After 67 years as Dodgers baseball play-by-play announcer, the 88-year-old legend is retiring at the end of the season—and remains the biggest star in town.

Posted on Sep 23, 2016 READ MORE



Why Alex Rodriguez Belongs in the Hall of Fame

A-Rod was not the most-liked player in baseball history, but drug use or not, he was one of the best.

Posted on Aug 16, 2016 READ MORE


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MLB All-Star Game Has Become a ‘Midsummer Classic’ Dud

Baseball’s showcase used to be a big deal, but like all other professional sports leagues’ All-Star Games, it continues to decline in popularity and now exists mainly as a way to schmooze sponsors and media partners.

Posted on Jul 11, 2016 READ MORE



Major League Baseball Should Kick Its Racist Past and Put Dick Allen in the Hall of Fame

Many consider the 1964 National League Rookie of the Year and 1972 American League Most Valuable Player the best ballplayer not honored in Cooperstown.

Posted on Jun 4, 2016 READ MORE



Blue Jays-Rangers Brawl Highlights Major League Baseball’s Latino-Anglo Rift

You can argue whether it’s racial or cultural, but tension among the players is real, and integration is not the same as acceptance.

Posted on May 18, 2016 READ MORE



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Hope’s Opening Day

The obligations of religious toleration and pluralism require all who care not a bit about baseball to accept that Opening Day is more than the beginning of a sports season. It is a great religious festival.

Posted on Apr 1, 2013 READ MORE



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A Word Against Nate Silver

Technically minded people have always been primed to become unwitting accessories to corruption, especially when speaking on subjects beyond their expertise.

Posted on Dec 20, 2012 READ MORE



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Major League Baseball Player Suspended Over Gay Slur

Toronto Blue Jays shortstop Yunel Escobar came out onto the field during a game Saturday against the Boston Red Sox with “tu ere maricon” written in Spanish on his eye black, which translates to “you are a faggot.”

Posted on Sep 18, 2012 READ MORE


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