Opinion

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Baseball in College: Physical and Mental Benefits for Students

The inclusion of sports in college programs is founded on research that confirms its physical and mental benefits....

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Removal of disparaging racial names restores honor to long-forgotten ballplayers

Is there anything we can do to restore the dignity that Native Americans and African American players lost...

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When will a baseball player come out of the closet?

In his 1990 autobiography, “Behind the Mask: My Double Life in Baseball,” Dave Pallone, a gay major league...

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Why humans are the best throwers

From 2008 to 2020, the average speeds of all major league baseball pitches combined rose by between 1.5...

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Why no one loves Manny Machado

Why do people hate Manny Machado?

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Baseball would be better off if Mike Trout was not in Anaheim

There's a hierarchy in Los Angeles sports, a pecking order in southern California. It goes like this: DodgersLakersKingsRaidersEveryone...

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Lee Smith belongs among Hall of Fame relievers

There are now seven relief pitchers in the Baseball Hall of Fame, with the addition of Lee Smith...

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Seven reasons Joe Mauer will be a first ballot Hall of Famer

Ever the team player, Joe Mauer announced his retirement last week, just in time for the Minnesota Twins...

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Free agency is the best thing that’s ever happened to baseball

Want a reason that Marvin Miller should immediately be elected to the Baseball Hall of Fame? It's the...

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In baseball, is the right way the “white way?”

On Easter Sunday, Carlos Gomez drew the wrath of Pirates' pitcher Gerrit Cole after performing a bat-flip of...

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Blyleven’s wait is an indictment of the Baseball Writers

On Wednesday, Bert Blyleven was elected to the National Baseball Hall of Fame, earning his place among the...