The Old Ball Game

Baseball season is here! It's time once again to explore our national pastime's quirkiest traditions, discuss what makes a true champion—and debate the causes and effects of players' rampant drug-use.

What Makes a Champion?

By Jeff Pearlman

They possess a strong work ethic—and humility.

ADHD in the Major League

By Paul C Holinger M.D.

Why do so many major league players get diagnosed with ADHD?

Little League Training, Major League Problems

By ChiChi Madu

The intense competition that most pros experience from a young age could affect mental health.

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