Tag: baseball

America, One Minor League Ballpark at a Time

Being a report on a journey whereupon I dragged my wife to see seven minor league baseball games in seven days, as well as the National Baseball Hall of Fame, and including many other wonders seen on the road from Cleveland, Ohio, to Portland, Maine.

Baseball: Official Sport of the Front Porch Republic?

“Whoever wants to know the heart and mind of America had better learn baseball” –Jacques Barzun Grove City, PA. Opening Day, 2011 Dutifully following the links...

New FPR Feature: MLB predictions that you can take to Vegas…

Spring training is over, and I find myself at loose ends. Since moving to Phoenix a few years back, this has become the saddest...

The Lightning Oracle

What a trifling thing it is to control man! How easily we believe in fairy tales when they come cloaked in the black box of authority and superior knowledge.

St. Dennis of the Bleachers

It’s been almost six years now and I suspect he’s still talking St. Peter’s ear off.

Foreign Policy and the Gift of the World

Devon, PA.  In February 2007, as the Iraq war crept to the end of its fourth year, I published this short essay, proposing a...

Play Ball! Tell Stories!

BURNED-OVER DISTRICT, NY---The Muckdogs open tonight against the cursed Auburn Doubledays. It's seventy years now that we've had a professional baseball team in Batavia,...

The Greatest Forgotten Player

PHOENIX, ARIZONA. Today is opening day, and how sweet it is. But nine days from now comes the most annoying day on the Major...

Baseball Symposium

John Miller asked me to write on why I love the Diamondbacks. Twenty-nine others pitch in on the rest of the league, if you're...