Author Archives: Gregory Bresiger

What’s Wrong with Baseball, Part III: Why can’t we go home again on Sundays?

I grew up in the late 1950s and early 1960s on a hill in the Southwest Bronx neighborhood of Highbridge, which overlooked a magical place called Yankee Stadium. To a skinny little boy of four, it seemed gargantuan. It was. When it opened in 1923, an impressed Babe Ruth, surveying this magnificent new baseball palace,…

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What’s Wrong with Baseball, Part II: Can’t anyone here play the whole game?

Runner on third, one man out. The infield is playing back. It is conceding the run. In effect, the team on the field is saying to the team at bat: “You can have the run if you hit a ground ball to the infield or a fly ball to the outfield. We’ll give you the…

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Think Twice—Young Man, Young Lady—Before Choosing a Career

Yes, your average young person loves a job and he or she is good at it. But that doesn’t necessarily mean it will produce a good living. These are among the findings of a new WalletHub.com entry level jobs survey that tracks the most and least promising careers. For instance, knowing about taxes and the…

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What’s Wrong with Baseball Today?

Major league baseball players earn more, much more, than their predecessors could have imagined in their wildest dreams. One would think that today players would count their blessings, be delighted and the game would greatly benefit from the increased earnings. One would be wrong. Indeed, the quality of play, the attention to baseball fundamentals—such as…

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Financial Illiteracy: The “Greatest Threat” Facing Our Country

It is one of the disgraces of our pricey American state education, which no more provides value than New York City government provides low taxes. Over 12 years of elementary and high school, young people are taught about safe sex, driving and other subjects, but almost nothing about money management. Financial literacy is a vital,…

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Orr: My Story

(G.P. Putnam’s Sons, New York, 290 pages) Who was the hockey player Bobby Orr? Finally, with the publication of Orr’s autobiography, there is a chance to answer the question. For a young generation of sports fans, Orr is today spoken of by their elders as a mythical figure as Eddie Shore, Joe DiMaggio or Babe…

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