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Articles by James Schapiro (54)

Columns, Sports

Schapiro ’19: New England, enjoy it while it lasts

April 22, 2018 0 comments

As I sit down to write, the Boston Red Sox have just been no-hit by Sean Manaea of the Oakland Athletics. But the setback is minimal.

Sports

Schapiro ’19: The Angels will be a shocker playoff team

April 13, 2018 0 comments

In center field, they have the greatest player of this generation. At designated hitter, they have the greatest player of the last generation.

Sports

Schapiro ’19: MLB’s baserunner rule is ineffective and inorganic

April 6, 2018 0 comments

Besides an email from a Baseball Writers’ Association of America member angry at my criticisms of Hall of Fame voting procedures in December 2016, my columns don’t usually generate many responses.

Sports

Schapiro ’19: Rob Manfred crosses the Rubicon

April 1, 2018 0 comments

In consideration of all the harm he’s brought on my favorite sport, I’d say I’ve been pretty lenient with Major League Baseball Commissioner Rob Manfred.

Sports

Schapiro ’19: The next Babe Ruth is in Tempe, Arizona

March 11, 2018 0 comments

Take a moment out of your day and follow me, if you will, on a trip to Tempe, Arizona, which is home to the Los Angeles Angels’ Spring Training facility. You’ll thank me for dragging you along when we get there: We’re going to observe one of the most exciting baseball phenomena of the millennium.

Sports

Schapiro ’19: Holy cow — MLB didn’t blow it!

February 22, 2018 0 comments

If you know me, you know I’ve been no fan of many of Major League Baseball’s proposed pace-of-play initiatives over the years.

Schapiro ’19: The Hall snubs Bonds and Clemens again, thank goodness

Sports

Schapiro ’19: The Hall snubs Bonds and Clemens again, thank goodness

January 26, 2018 0 comments

The calls went out just after 6 p.m. Wednesday night: Four new members were elected to the Baseball Hall of Fame. Minutes later, MLB Network announced the news. And as it did, I breathed a sigh of relief.

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.