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In the mid-1950s, I started to collect baseball cards enclosed with the famous bubble gum from Topps. Like many boys of that era, I saved all the cards, even the duplicates. The duplicates were ripe for trading with my friends. Over the years I had many shoeboxes filled with baseball cards f…

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About two weeks ago I had the privilege of attending the College World Series championship game between Mississippi State and Vanderbilt in Omaha, Nebraska. The stadium was electrifying with more than 24,000 fans in attendance. Mississippi State won its first ever national championship in a …

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Baseball is a game of witnesses. There’s personality, humor, character and quotes. Think of Yogi Berra – “Baseball is ninety percent mental and the other half is physical.” Babe Ruth – “Every strike brings me closer to the next home run.” Pete Rose – “I’d walk through hell in a gasoline suit…

There is no doubt that baseball is a team sport: uniforms, specific positions to cover territory that one player couldn’t possibly manage to cover on his own, a batting order, relying on teammates to make a play, communication among players and coaches, etc. Simply put, baseball demands teamwork.

The “first pitch” in baseball is one of the best traditions in the game. This is when a person is honored to go out onto the field and throw the first pitch before a game begins. The tradition of the first pitch started in 1910 with President William Howard Taft and since then nearly every P…

Editor’s note: The inspiration for this series Baseball and Faith came from a discussion that my brother (Luke Daghir) and I had a few weeks ago when we were talking about evangelization. We thought, “You know, people would be interested in reading about the relationship between baseball and…

As I watched the rain during the final hours of firearms deer season last weekend, I reflected on another different, yet meaningful, chapter of 2020.

So I was scrolling through the social media the other day and I came across an ad from some group or other warning me to avoid voting for Herm Suplizio because he was once seen with Socialist Ed Rendell.