3/13: The Latest from Spring Training

By John Sparks What does Major League Baseball’s American League West look like this year?  What are the chances of the Los Angeles Angels, and what are the odds they will face-off against the Dodgers in the World Series? The Marist Poll’s John Sparks is in Peoria, Arizona with the latest.  View his discussion with […]

3/11: The Marist Poll Goes to Spring Training

Major League Baseball’s Opening Day is still a few weeks away, journalists and sports fans alike flock to Spring Training games. Among them is Senior Editor for the Marist Poll website, John Sparks! What’s the latest from the field in Surprise, Arizona?  MIPO’s Director Lee M. Miringoff spoke with Sparks via Skype about today’s sights and […]

1/29: Sports Roundup

By John Sparks If winter comes, can spring be far behind?  Although it’s the eve of the Super Bowl, for those whose passion is baseball it’s a matter of days until pitchers and catchers report.  The Marist Poll’s John Sparks chats with sports journalist and Marist Poll Contributor Len Berman about this year’s prospects for […]

4/4: My Quest for 30

By Stephanie Calvano Everyone has their bucket list.  And mine has typical things like skydiving and visiting where my dad was born in Italy.  However, numero uno on my list is to attend a game at every Major League Baseball stadium.  Anyone who knows me, knows how much I love baseball.  I, like 16% of […]

3/14: A Look Ahead to Opening Day

By John Sparks With Major League Baseball’s opening day less than a month away, the countdown to the regular season has begun.  What can baseball fans make of the change in the playoff system?  And, who has the best chances of winning this year?  Sports journalist and Marist Poll Contributor Len Berman offered his insight […]

9/29: The Collapse of the Boston Red Sox

In the wake of one of the strangest nights in my life as a Red Sox fan, I have to ask, “Why?” The question is not rhetorical expression of despair, as in “Why is baseball so cruel?”  It’s a real question: “Why did the Red Sox collapse?” It’s easy to come up with quick answer.  […]

7/21: Baseball Thrown Out as America’s Pastime?

By John Sparks Has baseball lost its place as America’s pastime?  CBS Sports broadcaster Verne Lundquist, who admits he’s lost enthusiasm for baseball, talks to the Marist Poll’s John Sparks about why and shares his thoughts, both, on the proposed realignment of the American and National Leagues and this year’s pennant races. John Sparks Verne, […]

3/30: What Is a Yankees Fan to Do?

By Stephanie Calvano Play ball!!  I’ve waited through a very long, cold winter to hear those words.  And now it’s here, it’s here … it’s finally here!  It’s baseball season!  Although the 2011 baseball season is still in its infancy, in New York, it’s never too soon to talk about the postseason.  In a recent […]

12/2: “The 25 Greatest Baseball Players of All Time”

By John Sparks Sports journalist and Marist Poll Contributor Len Berman has stirred up a little controversy in his new book, The 25 Greatest Baseball Players of All Time.  Find out what the fuss is about in his interview with the Marist Poll’s John Sparks. John Sparks Len, you had to have opened up a […]

7/28: Sports Ethics

By John Sparks This season there have been an increasing number of empty seats at major league ballparks, and the television audience continues to decrease. Could baseball have finally out-priced itself for most fans? And, are ethics compromised when it comes to sports? The Marist Poll’s John Sparks discusses these issues with Richard Lapchick, Founder […]