The safety net

If you take a look at every one of Major League Baseball’s 30 stadiums, you’ll notice a couple of universally shared features. A pitching mound located precisely 60’6” away. Four bases spread 90 feet apart from one another. Foul poles made of metal and colored yellow. Batter’s boxes and foul
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Lost in the cycle

But the game’s utter disappearance from the news cycle is legitimately worrying. And this isn’t the plot of some editors hell bent on destroying the MLB for some reason, any amount of time spent on Twitter will confirm that baseball simply doesn’t hold the same cultural relevancy as basketball or football at this point.
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Baseball imitates art

Life imitates art — that is a given. But what happens when life mocks art? We got our answer this week when Indians catcher Yan Gomes tried to pay sacrilegious homage to the greatest baseball movie of all time, “Major League”. For those who haven’t seen the movie, the Indians
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Madam Yankee

Cal graduate Jean Afterman has taken her talents from the Berkeley stage to a Major League office in the Bronx

In the cut-throat world of Major League Baseball’s front offices, it’s hard to know when you have arrived. Jobs are transitory, achievements ephemeral. However, one litmus test for success over the decades had been showing one’s mettle across the negotiating table from George “The Boss” Steinbrenner. The notoriously intimidating, bullish
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