Articles tagged baseball

14 Aug 2015 // 10:37 AM

‘Ferrell Takes the Field’ Debuts Sept. 12 on HBO

Funny Or Die teams up with HBO for the 9/12 special Ferrell Takes the Field.

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British Sea Power: Machineries of Joy

British Sea Power still play like the Jim Thome of indie rock. They strikeout often, but they’re always swinging for the bleachers.

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‘Knuckleball’: Baseball, Metaphors, and Mythologies

As baseball season gets underway, 'Knuckleball' considers the poetry, the puzzle, and the many appeals of this most elusive pitch.

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The Bad News Statisticians: ‘Moneyball’

There’s an ugly and unromantic truth behind Bennett Miller’s baseball stats semi-comedy Moneyball that it acknowledges and then dances away from.

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15 Jul 2010 // 6:23 AM

Hub Fans Bid Kid Adieu

The Library of America Outdoes Itself with New Release of a Classic Updike Baseball Essay

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16 Nov 2009 // 8:04 AM

World Series mega DVD collection is baseball heaven

More than any other professional sport, Major League Baseball has a special bond with its history. The game we watch today is the same one

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Ian McEwan came to mind tonight while watching the Dodgers-Padres game on TV. God knows how baseball and a British novelist intersect but such are

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3 Sep 2009 // 9:00 PM


Melancholic and pragmatic, Sugar is not a rousing Saturday night sports movie, but rather an intelligent and stirring representation of real life.

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14 Jul 2009 // 4:01 AM

With one bat and no uniforms, Iraq’s baseball team hits field

BAGHDAD — They’ve only got a five-year-old softball bat, a threadbare cap, three scuffed balls and nine second-hand gloves from a flea market. They train

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28 May 2008 // 3:15 AM

During baseball season, you’ll find Jon Passman in the press box at Wrigley Field or maybe U.S. Cellular Field. In the winter, when

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Major League Baseball 2K8

MLB 2K8 has gone the innovation route, overhauling many standards of the baseball sim, making it an interesting experiment in what baseball games can be.

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Scoring from Second by Philip F. Deaver [Editor]

Even the very best baseball players convert only three or four of every ten at bats into base hits. Perhaps Deaver can find some sort of poetic consolation in that statistic.

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‘Pastime’ blends love, baseball and World War II internment

The score is tied as the runner leads off third base, the batter tenses and the pitcher gets ready to deliver. The crowd in the

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24 Apr 2007 // 2:48 AM

JERUSALEM - When Ken Holtzman, a former star pitcher for the Chicago Cubs and a prominent Jewish ballplayer, was offered the post of manager in

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Carrying Jackie’s Torch: The Players Who Integrated Baseball—and America

No matter how great their RBI or batting average, neither Jackie Robinson nor the other black players could escape the racism, insult or injustice of the times.

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18 Apr 2007 // 2:18 AM

MLB delivers solid hit with new Mosaic

There were moments last week, as I watched nearly a dozen baseball games at once, that I thought I was in my own little Las

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2 Apr 2007 // 11:47 PM

New York Yankees’ Alex Rodriguez watches hishome run in the eighth inning leave thepark against the Tampa Bay Devil Rays.April 2, 2007. (Paul J. Bereswill/Newsday/

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//Mixed media

Because Blood Is Drama: Considering Carnage in Video Games and Other Media

// Moving Pixels

"It's easy to dismiss blood and violence as salacious without considering why it is there, what its context is, and what it might communicate.

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