Joe Musgrove Finds Success by Visualizing Failure

DENVER – Joe Musgrove was in the pool, following the instructions of his teachers, but he and his fellow neophytes were struggling. His stomach convulsed, and his lungs pleaded with his brain to surface for air. Musgrove, the emerging ace of the San Diego Padres, held out until the last desperate instant, almost to the … Read more

Former Cuban Stars Want to Play in World Baseball Classic

Every few years, the same feeling of longing returns for Yuli Gurriel and Aledmys Díaz. The Houston Astros infielders defected from Cuba, abandoning teams representing the island while traveling abroad, so they could follow their dreams of playing baseball at the highest level. Both have gone on to play in the World Series multiple times, … Read more

Matt Carpenter Helps Yankees Crush Cubs

David Ross has won the World Series twice since the last time the Yankees got there, in 2009. Both his championship teams were big spenders in big markets – first the Boston Red Sox and then the Chicago Cubs. But he never thought either team would always contend. “I’ve been around baseball long enough to … Read more

Kelsie Whitmore Catches On With Staten Island FerryHawks

Scott Whitmore stood along the concourse on a recent spring night watching the final inning of a Staten Island FerryHawks home game wind down when a New York City police officer approached him from the third-base side. “After the game,” the officer said sheepishly, “you think I can get your daughter’s autograph?” Sure, Whitmore chuckled, … Read more