Happy holidays! This year has been quite a doozy. From the death of basketball superstar Kobe Bryant, to wildfires engulfing Australia and parts of California, to social unrest following senseless acts of police brutality, to a bitter and divisive election… Read More ›
Brooks Robinson, Craig Stammen to be Honored at Bob Feller Act of Valor Award Ceremony – Register Today!
Orioles legend Brooks Robinson and former Nationals pitcher Craig Stammen are the recipients of the 2020 Bob Feller Act of Valor Award, and you can watch the virtual ceremony for free! The ceremony will be held on Thursday, November 19,… Read More ›
Baseball During A Pandemic? This Isn’t Going To End Well.
I’m going to preface this piece by saying that there are very few things I want more than for sports to come back. As it is the middle of July, it is frankly eerie to be living in a world… Read More ›
Native American Groups Hail Washington Football Team Name Change
When Tyrone Terrill of Minneapolis heard that the Washington NFL football franchise was retiring its controversial team name and logo, he couldn’t contain his excitement. Terrill, secretary of the National Council Against Racism in Sports and Media (NCARSM) and a… Read More ›
It’s Time For The Redskins To Change Their Name
Over the past few weeks, Americans have had a reckoning about race relations and racism in our country. We’ve been appalled to see videos and hear the accounts of the racist murders of unarmed African-Americans, and we’ve seen increasing pressure… Read More ›
My Take on the Lack of a Baseball Season in 2020
Baseball has traditionally been one of the most synonymously American pastimes throughout this country’s history. Legends like Babe Ruth and Jackie Robinson were more than just athletes – they were integral parts of American popular culture. During times of peace… Read More ›
Join Me In Helping Those Who Are Helping Us
The year was 1972. Even though the United States was fighting a multinational war in Asia and the President was embroiled in a major political scandal leading to his resignation, it still seems like a simpler time in history. In… Read More ›
Where Does MLB Go From Here?
There should be Nationals baseball being played today. Opening Day represents a new beginning for all 30 MLB teams all vying to hoist the Commissioner’s Trophy at the end of the grueling season. This Opening Day was supposed to be… Read More ›
How Will Coronavirus Impact the Game Day Experience for Young Fans?
Matt’s Bats is now available in spoken word “podcast” form, perfect for your commute to work! You can find me at anchor.fm/matts-bats or on Spotify, Breaker, Google Podcasts, and Radio Public. ***************************** One of the greatest joys of baseball is… Read More ›
Nationals 2020 Season Preview
Exciting news! MattsBats.com is coming to your favorite podcast provider! Hear an audio version of this post, perfect for your morning commute, at anchor.fm/matts-bats. ****************** The champs are back. After the shortest offseason in franchise history and the first where jubilation trumped… Read More ›