When Beanie Babies Saved Baseball – OZY

When Beanie Babies Saved Baseball – OZY

Wrigley Field was already lifeless by mid-May 1997. After the beloved Cubbies started the season 0-14, fans up and vanished. But on May 18, slammin’ Sammy Sosa launched two dingers as Chicago beat the Giants before the first sellout crowd of the season. Thing is, much of the crowd couldn’t have cared less about home […]

Bellingers have ruled October baseball for almost 20 years – New York Post

Bellingers have ruled October baseball for almost 20 years – New York Post

As it became increasingly evident his son would play major league ball, Clay Bellinger offered the perspective he had gained from his own unique ride. “I always told him I expected him obviously to do better than I did as far as numbers-wise,” the former Yankee said this past week at Dodger Stadium during the […]

When Astros Needed to Improvise, Charlie Morton Was Ready – New York Times

When Astros Needed to Improvise, Charlie Morton Was Ready – New York Times

“I’m way better than the way I’m pitching right now,” Giles said after Game 2 at Dodger Stadium, when he blew a lead in the 10th inning of an eventual 7-6 victory. “I’m not pitching to my expectations and I’m beating myself up about it.” The cracks had started showing in the American League Championship […]

They're Going To Demolish This Gorgeous Baseball Stadium – Deadspin

They're Going To Demolish This Gorgeous Baseball Stadium – Deadspin

Photo: Matt Rourke/Associated Press Christine Whitman was governor of New Jersey, and she knew just what could fix the ailing city of Camden: A baseball stadium. It was December 14, 1999. The Delaware River Port Authority would vote the next day on whether to authorize the construction of a baseball stadium on the waterfront. The […]

Baseball, Politics and Our Data-Driven Life – BillMoyers.com

Baseball, Politics and Our Data-Driven Life – BillMoyers.com

Anyone who follows baseball, whose World Series ends this week, knows that the national pastime has changed more in the last five years than in the previous 50. It hardly seems the same game. Starting pitchers go five innings or less; they throw more curves and sliders; there are defensive shifts on almost every batter, […]

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