Baseball has long captured the attention and imagination of word professionals and none more than Ernest Lawrence Thayer, whom in 1888 wrote his immortal poem Casey at the Bat. The poem captures so much of baseball’s appeal by creating the drama of desperation’s hope and the pitch by pitch involvement of the crowd. And of […]
On August 3rd, the International Olympic Committee (IOC) announced the addition of baseball to the Olympic Games to be held in Tokyo, Japan in 2020. The impact for baseball is tremendous as global efforts to grow the game will find government assistance and cooperation in areas currently neglected.
Having had the opportunity to travel around the world in search of baseball talent has afforded me not only appreciation of the game’s impact but the ability to bridge gaps among nations with a bat and ball. My baseball travels have included Asia, South America, Central America and the Caribbean as each passport stamp represents […]