Published October 20, 2011
This is the 107th World Series and I realize I have memories of some 65 of them.
Published September 29, 2011
In spite of the drama that ended the baseball regular season last night, little was decided and the now the rest of season rolls on.
Published August 06, 2011
There was a time when the sports pages of the daily newspapers were the site of some truly glorious writers including two of my favorites, Red Smith and Shirley Povich. Two examples will demonstrate what gems these great men were capable of producing.
Published July 25, 2011
Now that the NFL has reached agreement with its players and settled the important economic issues that had marked a difficult and contentious few months of labor uncertainty, there will be the usual media efforts to determine which side won. But such debates miss the point and tend to perpetuate the unfortunate myth that there are separate interests at work in these labor battles.
Published July 20, 2011
If the authorities in sports from baseball to NASCAR want to increase the protections for fans they will provoke resistance from those willing to take considerable risks to be up close to the players.
Published July 07, 2011
The Yankees have had many Hall of Fame players including the greatest player in history, Babe Ruth, his teammate Lou Gehrig, the elegant Joe DiMaggio, Mickey Mantle and Roger Maris and on and on. None of them accumulated 3000 hits. Jeter deserves the acclaim he is about to receive.
Published July 04, 2011
Life, like baseball, is a series of tragedies separated by times of sheer joy.
Published June 27, 2011
Baseball's many supporters have long worried about the unpredictable consequences of a club going into bankruptcy. Now that day has arrived, with the news that the Los Angeles Dodgers have filed for bankruptcy.
Published May 03, 2011
The latest combat between a baseball team owner and the Commissioner of Baseball raises an interesting issue. How free is an owner to use the financial assets of a franchise in ways that benefit the owner but not the franchise?
Published April 29, 2011
This mess in the NFL is an opportunity for the owners and players to come together and even, yes, I am dreaming here, to reset their entire relationship.