Archive for the 'Fun' Category

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

Just like baseball, the bat flip is a simple thing that becomes wonderfully complex.

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

Name your player! The recent Players Weekend gives us a chance to do exactly that.

A fan’s odyssey reawakens his love of baseball.

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

Things have gone horribly wrong.

The text for the new CBA is out. Let’s look at some of the oddities.

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

Dozens of major leaguers have worn the infamous platinum sombrero, but only eight whiffed six times.

An ode to the tradition of keeping a scorecard.

Coaching jobs are multiplying. If some is good, more is better, right? Let’s suggest some new ones.

The Congressional baseball game is an annual rite in Washington. This year it was a liturgy.

A young wonder on the diamond reignites the love of the game for a discontented fan.

A Double-A town is still talking about it, 39 years later.

Who knows what the game will look like in the future, but people need to try harder.

Pity the sideline reporter — especially if she’s wearing a white dress.

Using data to help imagine LeBron James as a baseball player.

This minor league team’s experiment deserves repetition.

“The game, it’s from May 1941. I know ’cause I was there.”