Why Some Christians are Stuck in Right Field

On every baseball team there is always a kid who has a hard time judging fly balls. This is the guy who is so fixated on where the ball is that he never can figure out where the ball is going to be. So the coach puts him out in right field, where fewer balls are hit....

The Field

My brother and I grew up in a small town in the East Arkansas Delta in the ’40s and ’50s. We lived on Division Street. It was a great place to live if you were white. Our small frame rent house was in the last block of South Division before it passed under...

Baseball History Offers Lesson in Second Chances

It was a powerful, nonverbal symbol recognized by every player on the old New York Yankees baseball club during their successful 1956 season. When manager Casey Stengel wanted to signal the identity of the person he had chosen to pitch for the next game, he would get...