Baseball Hall of Fame committee whiffs with Baines

Baseball Hall of Fame committee whiffs with Baines

Harold Baines is forever tied to the National Baseball Hall of Fame — but not because he now is a member. Actually, yes — because he now is a member. Harold Baines, hall of famer; some things just sound … wrong.

You are not alone

You are not alone

No parent is ready to lose a child. What the hell are you supposed to say? “Like” a social media post. “Love” another photo. “Thoughts and prayers” sounds hollow when I cannot fathom the pain.

2018 MLB Hot Stove

Braves add McCann, Donaldson Atlanta fans will get their #chopon with the announcement of Brian McCann returning to the fold. But what will turn up the “We gonna win it all!” chatter is news that third baseman Josh Donaldson, the 2015 AL MVP, has signed...
2019 Baseball Hall of Fame Ballot

2019 Baseball Hall of Fame Ballot

  During a 19-year career, Mariano Rivera’s regular-season WHIP was 1.00 (1283.2 IP). In 141.0 postseason innings: 0.759. Please, BBWAA: No mo’ scrubs November’s best arguments aren’t during Thanksgiving dinner. No, it’s the annual...
‘It was basically do or die’

‘It was basically do or die’

Jan. 31, 2014, I left Northside Hospital with a new lease on life. Before I returned to work, I wrote a note that was never mailed it. This is my closure moment — the end of a life chapter that changed me forever.

An epic failure in humanity

Ken Kratz, the prosecutor in the now-infamous Steven Avery murder trial, contends pertinent evidence from the trial is not included in the documentary “Making a Murderer.” Here’s why it wasn’t …

Live up to The List

We do love lists — top 10 this, that, the other — and apparently there are nine psychological reasons we love lists. … But, as Christians, have you ever thought about how political ranting and raving runs contrary to The List?

It’s just a coffee cup

Kudos, Joshua Feuerstein — you managed to get “Merry Christmas” on your coffee cup, and you persuaded the lemmings to type #MerryChristmasStarbucks. … Congrats, you’re the Internet sensation your high school prom date always thought you’d be.

The greatest of these is love

The greatest of these is love

Accept the fact no one is perfect and the world suddenly becomes much more amenable. Have faith in people. Hope they do the right thing. Love us when we don’t.