James Schapiro is a sports columnist editor for The Herald.

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

March 11, 2018 Comments are Disabled

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.


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

February 22, 2018 Comments are Disabled

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 Comments are Disabled

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 Comments are Disabled

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 Comments are Disabled

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 Comments are Disabled

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 Comments are Disabled

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 Comments are Disabled

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 Comments are Disabled

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 Comments are Disabled

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

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