Athletes are very superstitious people, whether it’s utilizing the same routine (or pair of socks or underwear) while on a hot streak or drastically altering habits or hairstyles when cold. There is an air of the spiritually unknown when it comes to sports.
So maybe it’s no surprise rumors and sightings of ghosts and apparitions and whispers of curses can be found among stadiums worldwide. In honor of Halloween, we examine a few of those haunting stories and stadia. Continue reading “Haunted Sports Stadiums Around the World”
Smalls is sitting on his front porch fiddling with his broken baseball glove. Benny “The Jet” Rodriguez walks up with a glove and bat in hand.
“Hey, I’m gonna play some ball. We need an extra guy. You wanna go?”
Continue reading “ATLETO App Connects Like-Minded Athletes”
Dean Kremer travels to Israel each summer for a pair of reasons: to visit family and to promote baseball.
This past summer, though, he was unable to go because of his own commitments with the Los Angeles Dodgers organization. Continue reading “Dean Kremer a ‘Flag Bearer’ for Helping Grow Baseball in Israel”
Jordan Edmonds didn’t know a thing about baseball. He had never picked up a baseball. He didn’t know the rules. He had never seen a game on TV.
It wasn’t until he was persuaded by a friend to attend a local baseball seminar run by an American ex-pat when he would first become familiar with America’s pastime while growing up in England.
Continue reading “Baseball Gaining Traction in Great Britain”
Muhammad Sumair Zawar proudly stepped to the plate wearing a dark green jersey with ‘PAKISTAN’ written across the chest in white lettering and the nation’s flag emblazoned on the right sleeve.
He watched the first pitch from Brazil’s Jean Tome whiz by him. Continue reading “Pakistan Proudly Building a Domestic Baseball Culture”
Eric Pardinho was playing racquetball on the beaches of Brazil one day when he was a child. It was at this moment his uncle noticed something — his nephew could hit a ball pretty well.
“My uncle saw me and said, ‘You should play baseball,'” Pardinho said through an interpreter.
Pardinho was eventually taken to a baseball field and thus began his love affair with the game. While the 15-year-old pitcher doesn’t necessarily rely on his hitting skills anymore, he is part of a new crop of Brazilians playing baseball instead of the nation’s most popular sport — soccer. Continue reading “Baseball is Gaining Popularity in Brazil”
The chants of U-S-A! U-S-A! echoed through Yankee Stadium to a deafening tone.
I was in the stands for Game 3 of the 2001 World Series between the New York Yankees and Arizona Diamondbacks with my father, brother and friend.
My first World Series experience came on the heels of one of the greatest tragedies in United States history. The terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001, not only caused the country and world to pause, but its effects rippled throughout every aspect of life.
Continue reading “Sports remain a uniting factor despite shocking tragedies”