Baseball

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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

Caring for Bryan Stow

By Zachary Abate
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Sports | Two years after he was savagely attacked in a Dodger Stadium parking lot, Giants fan Bryan Stow is back home with his parents in Santa Cruz, Calif., because…

The Cuban effect

By Zachary Abate
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Sports | When Yasiel Puig walked to home plate for his final at-bat Sunday afternoon, the crowd of 42,405 started chanting his name in anticipation of what the Cuban…

Signs and Wonders: Africa bristles at Obama’s same-sex marriage ‘morality’ lesson

By Warren Cole Smith
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Newsworthy | Now that’s ironic. President Barack Obama is a rock star in Africa, but many African countries—some of which are Muslim but many of which have large and…

MLB readies for more roid rage

By Zachary Abate
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Sports | Baseball’s Biogenesis scandal continued to escalate this week as new legal issues arose, and players prepared to fight potential suspensions from the game.

Developing a church farm system

Developing a church farm system

By Barnabas Piper
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Religion | The Minnesota Twins fooled me until about the second week of May. I thought they might surprise me this season by being good—but no. They are terrible after…

Barack at the Bat

Barack at the Bat

By Marvin Olasky
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Politics | Next Monday is the 125th anniversary of the publication of one of America’s most beloved poems, “Casey at the Bat,” first appearing in The San Francisco

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