Hoornstra: Foul ball victims and their advocates have a message to spread

Hoornstra: Foul ball victims and their advocates have a message to spread

Within any good collection of inspirational quote posters, you’ll find a variation of this one: “When everything feels like a tough battle, consider the view from the top.” At the bottom of the hill, Jordan Skopp prepares for a long walk. Skopp is the author…

Hoornstra: Giving thanks for baseball in 2020

Hoornstra: Giving thanks for baseball in 2020

It has been a strange year. I became a father in February. The seasons changed with no sport telling me which seasons changed. Then I wrote it in July most morbid baseball season preview section in the history of the baseball season preview sections: This…

Hoornstra: Welcome to MLB’s Season of the Reliever

Hoornstra: Welcome to MLB’s Season of the Reliever

We should have seen it coming. On Aug. 4, Major League Baseball reversed course on a plan to reduce maximum roster sizes from 28 to 26. Ever since, bullpens have remained baseball’s equivalent of a potential “super-spreader event.” The 10-man relief corps is not an…

Hoornstra: Baseball in 2020 might be your grandfather’s game after all

Hoornstra: Baseball in 2020 might be your grandfather’s game after all

The St. Louis Browns qualified for the World Series once in 52 seasons of existence, in 1944. World War II had reached a crescendo in Europe and Asia. Back home, the American League looked different. While several of its biggest stars – Joe DiMaggio, Ted…

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