Major League Baseball http://ripr.org en Scott MacKay Commentary: What We Can Learn As Part Of Red Sox Nation http://ripr.org/post/scott-mackay-commentary-what-we-can-learn-part-red-sox-nation <p>The Boston Red Sox, New England’s most beloved sports team, are the world champions of baseball. Rhode Island Public Radio's political analyst Scott MacKay wonders what we can learn from these men who played a boys game with joy.</p><p></p><p></p><p></p><p>Fifty years ago, the French-born cultural historian Jacques Barzun wrote a lyrical paean to baseball. His most noted passage was that ``whoever wants to know the heart and mind of America had better learn baseball, the rules, and reality of the game.’’</p> Mon, 04 Nov 2013 13:24:28 +0000 Scott MacKay 24241 at http://ripr.org Scott MacKay Commentary: What We Can Learn As Part Of Red Sox Nation Lessons we can learn from the Red Sox http://ripr.org/post/lessons-we-can-learn-red-sox <p>The Boston Red Sox, New England’s most beloved sports team, are the world champions of baseball. RIPR political analyst Scott MacKay wonders what we can learn from these men who played a boys game with joy.</p><p>Fifty years ago, the French-born cultural historian Jacques Barzun wrote a lyrical paean to baseball. His most noted passage was that ``whoever wants to know the heart and mind of America had better learn baseball, the rules, and reality of the game.’’</p> Thu, 31 Oct 2013 20:41:42 +0000 Scott MacKay 24104 at http://ripr.org A Red Sawx win in game 6 would clinch it http://ripr.org/post/red-sawx-win-game-6-would-clinch-it <p>Tomorrow’s game at Fenway Park is the crucial one in this World Series. It is an advantage for Boston that the Old Towne Team has two games to win one; the Cahdinals backs are against the proverbial wall.</p> Tue, 29 Oct 2013 20:49:37 +0000 Scott MacKay 23968 at http://ripr.org Why the baseball all-star game is the best http://ripr.org/post/why-baseball-all-star-game-best <p>The baseball all-star game is the best of all the major American professional sports because the players actually play defense, unlike the NBA’s basketball all-star farce and the NFL’s pro bowl, a game that resembles nothing so much as Arena football. Even the NHL all-star fest features scant defense.</p> Wed, 17 Jul 2013 14:49:38 +0000 Scott MacKay 18570 at http://ripr.org