major-league-baseball

Every U.S. President’s First Pitch, Ranked

From Tricky Dick’s god-awful toss to Slick Willie’s breaking ball, who’s the best pitcher of them all?

The Truth of Hank Aaron Is Far More Powerful Than the Legend

The former home run king taught me early on that America doesn’t celebrate all its heroes, preferring to erase or mythologize its past instead

Why Do Athletes Spit So Much? A Juicy Investigation

It’s part habit, part science, part culture — all gross. But if you really want to know why athletes spit all the time, let’s hock up some answers

How Do Lids (and Other Places That Just Sell Hats) Stay Open?

The profit margins aren’t that big after all the licensing deals, but it’s still a billion-dollar industry