Archive for the 'Commentary' Category

A particular bit of language in the latest CBA could have negative consequences for some players.

A comparative study on an unwritten rule of baseball.

It is not a perfect program, but it certainly counts as progress.

With a blast from the past, some old baseball writing inspires some new baseball writing.

There’s too much standing around in today’s game. What can we do about it?

From Nancy Faust to Kendrick Lamar, A-Ha to Bob Marley, and The Righteous Brothers to Metallica, we love music at the ballpark.

The payoff of being polite.

The official scorer’s job: tough calls and blowback.

From the inside, what it’s like to be an official scorer.

Lots of pitchers would hit better, if we just game them the chance.

A baseball great overcame segregation in his hometown.

How the practice of firing free stuff into stadium seats became a thing.

The Joint Drug Agreement is more bark than bite. Here’s why.

These players tortured my team, are incomparable, or break analytics.

More than 20 years after meeting in the Arizona Fall League, Derek Jeter and Michael Jordan may purchase the Marlins together.

The game needs to do more at all levels, but particularly for youth athletes.

Why A League of Their Own’s message of female empowerment is more relevant 25 years after its debut.

With his debut book, Jay Jaffe has the Baseball Hall of Fame covered from every possible angle.

Checking out a theory Evan Longoria suggested because of Chris Sale’s skill.

The worst name ever for a major league team is no more.