On Sunday morning, we watched the selection show for this year’s Major League Baseball All-Star festivities in Arizona. As always, fans and pundits threw up their hands in disbelief as their favorite players were left off of the rosters. I’ll admit to having raised an eyebrow when the show signed off and a few would-be [...]

I am not going to write a 5,000-word love letter to baseball here. I can just note the myriad books, films (or movies … what’s the rule of thumb?) and essays written on the bottom. I’ve scrawled more than a few of those in my past, so I’ll keep it short here. The summary statement [...]