Baseball

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Beauty, life, death, and hymns

By Tiffany Owens
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Q&A | Breakout musician Brady Toops traded a catcher’s mitt for a guitar and an album full of spirituals

Signs and Wonders: Making good on a Hard Bargain in Nashville

By Warren Cole Smith
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Newsworthy | Leaving Nash-Vegas. I spent much of the weekend in Nashville covering the inaugural meeting of the Boy Scout-alternative group Trail Life USA, but I…

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…

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