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Articles by James Schapiro (54)

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


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.


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.


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.


Schapiro ’19: Slam the door on conventional wisdom

October 28, 2016 0 comments

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


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.


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.


Schapiro ’19: Major League Baseball postseason gets wild

October 7, 2016 0 comments

MLB’s ordinary postseason has begun: The wild-card games are over, which means that fans of both losing teams are understandably upset.

Schapiro ’19: Miami and baseball lose a hero


Schapiro ’19: Miami and baseball lose a hero

September 30, 2016 0 comments

When I awoke Sunday morning to the news that José Fernández had been killed in a boating accident off Miami Beach, I didn’t know how to react.


Schapiro ’19: Anyone but Trout is a fish out of water

September 23, 2016 0 comments

The word “valuable” can mean many different things, especially in baseball, which requires a multitude of different skills to compete successfully.