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Mo’ne Davis Throws Out First Pitch in World Series – A Glimpse of Things to Come?

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Thank you, Mo’Ne Davis, because of you the meaning of the words “You throw like a girl” will never be the same again. Read More »

NBA Player Jason Collins Reveals That He is Gay – Is He the New Jackie Robinson?

Collins says, "I'm a 34-year-old NBA center. I'm black. And I'm gay.” Read More »

Movie Review: 42

A timely film, but not just because it's about baseball. Read More »

Knick Knacks: Jeremy Lin’s Race To The Top

Wouldn't it be nice to one day have the conversation be about how great a ballplayer Jeremy Lin is and not how he is a great Asian-American ballplayer? Read More »

Mets Play the Giants and Dodgers at Home: Just One Big Dysfunctional Family

The Mets, Giants, and Dodgers and their fans are all part of a big dysfunctional baseball family. Read More »

Book Review: Beyond the Boys of Summer: The Very Best of Roger Kahn by Roger Kahn, Edited by Rob Miraldi

“Contemporary sports reporting offers dramatis persona, dialogue, sex and sometime even baseball.” — Roger Kahn Eventually five of his magazine pieces won awards as the best articles in the country. Read More »

Of Jackie Robinson And Baseball Barriers

What if the man who broke the color barrier had sucked? Read More »

Book Review: Under the March Sun: The Story of Spring Training by Charles Fountain

Charles Fountain's well-researched chronicle details the history, politics, and business of baseball's spring training. Read More »

What We Talk About When We Talk About UCLA

The inaugural edition of a regular column covering UCLA sports, kicking off with a look inside contemporary Bruin fan culture. Read More »