James Schapiro is a sports columnist editor for The Herald.

Articles by James Schapiro (68)

Schapiro ’19: The Baseball Hall of Fame needs to look beyond the numbers

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Schapiro ’19: The Baseball Hall of Fame needs to look beyond the numbers

October 4, 2018 0 comments

I was in New York last weekend to see David Wright’s last game as an active player. Wright played third base for the New York Mets, and has done so since 2004; at the end of the 2018 season, he played his last game, brought down by a deadly combination of back and shoulder injuries.

Schapiro ’19: Shohei Ohtani for Rookie of the Year

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Schapiro ’19: Shohei Ohtani for Rookie of the Year

September 16, 2018 0 comments

Back in March, I called Shohei Ohtani “the most exciting baseball story of the year, or even the decade.”

Schapiro ’19: Use the right stats, not the common ones

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Schapiro ’19: Use the right stats, not the common ones

September 13, 2018 0 comments

For the most part, baseball writers watched and described baseball the same way from about 1860 to 2001, give or take a few years either way.

Schapiro ’19: We should all be soccer fans

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Schapiro ’19: We should all be soccer fans

September 6, 2018 0 comments

I have one friend who is an enormous soccer fan, and for the longest time I didn’t understand what his passion was all about.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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