Newberg: Pro Active.

The point of this morning’s entry, as it cooked in my head the past few days, was going to be that if I were another team, I’d be aggressively trying to pry Jurickson Profar free from Texas, like Sandy Alomar Jr. blocked by Benito Santiago, Jeff Bagwell stuck behind Scott Cooper, Michael Young caught in […]

Peter Gammons: Midway Point Thoughts (Parts 1 and 2)

As the 2016 passes the midway point with the curtsy of the All Star Game, last weekend’s game at Fort Bragg, N.C. perfectly captured its responsibility as the National Pastime, symbolically, and because of the Marlins and Braves players, the reality in a time when the country is struggling to maintain its most important freedom, […]

Peter Gammons: An optimistic state of the Rays

ST. PETERSBURG—Saturday was why you’re in Florida at the end of February. Sunny, dry, temperatures in the mid-seventies, and yet for blocks nearing Tropicana Field the traffic was backed up at noon waiting to get into the parking lots for the Rays’ FanFest. By 2:30, they had clearly set a record attendance of nearly 17000—more […]