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Articles by James Schapiro (47)

Opinions, Sports

Schapiro ’19: MLB uses a double standard on replay reviews

April 21, 2017 0 comments

Deadlocked at 8-8, the Mets fought into the 16th inning before a Travis d’Arnaud home run and a Hansel Robles save.

Columns, Sports

Schapiro ’19: Give Opening Day its due

April 6, 2017 0 comments

A few years ago, Budweiser began promoting a White House petition aimed at making Major League Baseball’s Opening Day a national holiday.

Schapiro ’19: The designated hitter is overdue for retirement

Columns, Sports

Schapiro ’19: The designated hitter is overdue for retirement

March 16, 2017 0 comments

There is perhaps no subject that divides baseball fans more sharply than the existence of the designated hitter.

Columns, Sports

Schapiro ’19: BBWAA Does Half Its Job

January 27, 2017 0 comments

Back in December, I predicted that the Baseball Writers’ Association of America, when it released the results of its Hall of Fame voting

Sports

Schapiro ’19: Hall of Marty Noble’s automatics

December 2, 2016 0 comments

Two weeks ago, the Baseball Writers’ Association of America — the BBWAA, or as I tend to refer to it, the BBWTF — released its Hall of Fame ballot.

Sports

Schapiro ’19: Rebuild the hot stove

November 11, 2016 0 comments

With Major League Baseball’s offseason ramping up, it’s only a matter of time before baseball’s system of free agency gets put under the microscope.

Sports

Goodbye to all that

November 4, 2016 0 comments

Aroldis Chapman stood on the mound with a 6-4 lead. He pitched to Rajai Davis. A few seconds later, the game was tied.

Sports

Schapiro ’19: Slam the door on conventional wisdom

October 28, 2016 0 comments

So far, MLB’s postseason has been rife with stories.

Sports

Schapiro ’19: Let’s be clear … and convincing

October 21, 2016 0 comments

When Dodgers first baseman Adrian Gonzalez was called out at the plate in game four of the NLCS, he immediately signaled to his dugout for a challenge.

Sports

Schapiro ’19: Even-year reality

October 14, 2016 0 comments

As a New York Mets fan, I’m fairly used to picking a new playoff team to root for every October.