The Chicago Cubs are in the 2016 World Series. Good for them. They’re a great team. So, why am I so bitter and resentful?
The new movie, “42,” tells the should-be-well-known story of Jackie Robinson, the first black player in major league baseball. For American sports fans of
What do Hunter Wendelstedt (a major-league baseball umpire) and Supreme Court Justice William R. Day (term in office: 1903-1922) have in common? You can
In 1995, the percentage of African-American players on the Cardinals was above the league average. In 2009 it was one-fourth the league average, and as the 2010 season begins there are no African-American players on the Cardinals roster or coaching staff.
Ryan Franklin’s concern for his gun rights just doesn’t measure up to Curt Flood’s personal sacrifice to remove the shackles of the rules of the game that bound a player to a single team for the entirety of his career.
Like many people, two of my primary interests are politics and sports. They both lend themselves to statistical analysis; they have “seasons” (in both cases too long); and winners are sometimes the wealthy front-runners (George W. Bush or the New York Yankees); other times they are among those with the least resources (Dennis Kucinich or the 2008 Tampa Bay Rays).