Baylor’s Bat

Sunsets come and go in life, sometimes in the blink of an eye, until they blur into years. Now 45, I routinely find myself taking inventory of those years. I think – often strain – to remember the details of […]

A Dad Strikes Out

Michael Levin - A Dad Strikes Out

I took my twin ten-year-old sons to a couple of Angels games this week, and I was shocked—shocked!—to discover just how little they knew about baseball. I don’t mean to criticize my sons. They know an awful lot about things […]

How to Throw a Ball Farther

Smack! The batter connects and the softball flies over the second baseman’s outstretched glove, headed to you in the outfield. You field the ball cleanly on one hop, but the man on second is racing around third. “Home!” your teammates […]

[MLB] 2010 Season Preview: The AL

American League East: Divisional Run-Down: The New York Yankees ended last season by winning the World Series. Since then, they’ve changed around their outfield by adding Curtis Granderson and subtracting Melky Cabrera and Hideki Matsui. They also upgraded their rotation […]

MLB Postseason Preview

The American League: Boston Red Sox vs. Los Angeles Angels: I feel like a broken record. Every postseason I write previews for the playoffs, and somehow, every year I write a preview for the Red Sox and the Angels embroiled […]

The 150th Anniversary of the Box Score

Baseball has been regarded as America’s pastime for over 150 years. Journalists back in the 1850’s regarded baseball as America’s game. Whether you are a big time baseball fan or not, most everyone is familiar with the box score. The […]

The Promise of Spring

Ernie Banks once told the New York Times, “Spring training means flowers, people, coming outdoors, sunshine, optimism, and baseball. Spring training is a time to think about being young again.” I would submit that, with a six-month old in the […]