Baseball

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Falling Angel

By Zachary Abate
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Sports | The Josh Hamilton saga, part three

Pitching with a purpose

By J.C. Derrick
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Sports | Los Angeles Dodgers ace Clayton Kershaw leads baseball’s hottest team, but he’d rather talk about his off-the-field work

Signs and Wonders: R.A. Dickey knuckles down on humanitarian efforts

By Warren Cole Smith
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Newsworthy | Dickey delivers. It’s been a while since I’ve written about my favorite pro athlete, Toronto Blue Jays pitcher R.A. Dickey. And it’s not because he…

(Re)play ball!

By Zachary Abate
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Sports | The use of instant replay in major league baseball games will likely expand in 2014, giving managers the ability to appeal calls umpires may have gotten…

Shaming adult autograph-seekers and ball hogs

By Marvin Olasky
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Sports | When sportswriter Jason Gay yesterday excoriated adults who seek and pay money for the autographs of other adults, he put into words what I’ve felt but…

Tebow debuts; Pujols defends reputation

By Zachary Abate
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Sports | Quarterback Tim Tebow struggled in his first appearance in a New England Patriots uniform Friday night, completing just four of 12 pass attempts for 55 yards.

From roamer to Rookie of the Month

By Barnabas Piper
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Sports | I sat in my hotel room and flipped through the channels on TV trying to find any baseball game to watch. Oh good, the Washington Nationals were playing the…

Before a fall

By Zachary Abate
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Sports | Pride leads to sports scandal for baseball superstar Alex Rodriguez

Is lying in baseball a virtue?

By Marvin Olasky
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Sports | Part of baseball, like much of war, depends on deception and raises ethical questions. (Reader advisory: If any discussion of baseball bores you, skip this…

Unlikely All-Stars earn trip to New York

By Zachary Abate
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Sports | Tuesday night’s MLB All Star Game at Citi Field in New York will feature major league baseball’s best-known stars, but there are three players who are not…

The idolatry of Little League parents and coaches

The idolatry of Little League parents and coaches

By Barnabas Piper
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Sports | It’s that time of year again when all the Little League dads and moms come out to play. And by “play” I, of course, mean verbally abuse umpires and…

Mighty again

Mighty again

By Zachary Abate
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Sports | After decades of losing, the Pirates are plundering the National League

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