The outspoken ace pitcher of the Cincinnati Reds is built differently than most major leaguers. He’s trying to change that, and – in the process – to save and energize a sport steeped in traditions and unwritten rules that undermine its engagement with fans.
It’s the money that matters.
Finding a center.
Football is a dangerous sport. If this were any other year, I’d be answering questions about concussions, heat illness, and all sorts of other issues that come along with a full-contact game. Instead, I’m discussing states allowing teenagers to play ball despite a deadly, worldwide pandemic.
‘The Head Case’ author Jason Luckasevic looks back at his battle with the NFL over head injuries and CTE and takes stock of where we are and where we may be headed
Dak’s humanity and leadership should be seen as a strength, not a weakness. The Skip Bayless controversy shows that we have a lot more work to do to on this issue, both at home and in the workplace.
— Dear Athletic Support: My son is two weeks into this new “virtual learning” style of education. He’s in seventh grade, and honestly, I don’t think it’s good for him. We decided to keep him in school, but now all his work has shifted completely to computers. What’s worse, I think it’s impacting him physically. He’s…
Yankees journeyman catcher, Erik Kratz, gets emotional talking about his relationship with young pitchers
I keep trying to see the light at the end of the tunnel that is 2020, but I’m starting to think that light just might be a train.
Jomboy breaks down the first no-hitter of the 2020 MLB Season
I don’t remember where I heard this next line, but it’s stuck with me: “What you look for in this life you will find.”
NBA players shut down the NBA Playoffs in a historic protest for racial justice and #BlackLivesMatter that spreads across the world of sports
The knowledge we master and pass on to the next generation is what creates a meaningful legacy.
— Dear Athletic Support: I’m a Band Mom. I know this is a “sports” column, but I have to say something. The state-mandated regulations for band are ten times stricter than the ones for the football teams! Why does my son have to wear a mask with a special flap for his trombone mouthpiece — not to…
If this really is the end of an era, my greatest fear isn’t so much about what lies ahead of us, but instead, what we’ve left behind.
Trying to recapture dreams of the past.