James Schapiro is a sports columnist editor for The Herald.

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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.

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


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.

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.

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