Domingo Germán’s suspension cast a spotlight on MLB’s continuing failures when it comes to confronting domestic violence.
If MLB doesn’t change, it will continue to send loud, clear, and often heartbreaking messages to those who would love the game.
I remember an evening in a warm cafe in Toronto, sitting with Ben, a United Church pastor. We had become friends after I persuaded his church to give sanctuary to a refugee named Ibrahim. We didn’t know that a Holocaust survivor lived nearby, and that Ibrahim’s presence near her home triggered old and dreadful fears….
The old hiker’s adage “take only memories, leave only footprints” is a nice idea in principle, albeit impossible in practice. We are constantly leaving pieces of us behind: flakes of skin, errant hairs, clothing fibers, all things ready to leap overboard at the slightest bit of contact. “Every contact leaves a trace,” states Locard’s Exchange…
Hal Steinbrenner asked a question without really wanting to know the answer.
The same team that employed Willy Aybar, Josh Lueke and Josh Sale has also made a number of positive contributions to the cause–which is unusual for major-league baseball.
MLB issued the first suspension under its new domestic violence policy. Was it the right case to rule on first?
Dusty Baker’s bad day was baseball’s bad day, too.