The wait is finally over. The March 2016 Digital Issue of Baseball Magazine is now available. Just click the cover art to go straight to it. For previous issues, including a new feature that allows you to download and print them, see the end of this piece. For a teaser, here is the letter from the editor from this issue:
Spring is in the air! The players are in Florida and Arizona preparing for the season. No doubt, many of you have either been down to one of the sites or are preparing to head down there soon. If you’re like me, and unable to head down, you’re watching as much Spring Training coverage you can get your hands on.
Much like the promise of a new season, we too at Baseball Magazine are preparing for our season. We have hired several new writers in the recent month and are working on even more great new things for the coming months. My name is Dan Hughes and I am the Associate Editor at Baseball Magazine. I’d like to take the time to personally thank each of you for reading this digital magazine. Whether this is the first time you’ve checked us out, or you jumped on sometime between our first issue in October to now, we couldn’t do this without your support.
So, what’s new this month?
First, we have a new home on the web. We can now be found at www.thebaseballmagazine.com. If you missed out on any of our Web issue articles, please be sure to check out the great stories that were brought to life by our staff this past month. In this issue, Managing Editor Billy Brost continues his series looking at the history of baseball in Portland, Oregon. Christine Sisto brings us the next installment in her ongoing series looking at the Brooklyn Dodgers and their impact on the city of Brooklyn and vice versa. Clinton Riddle brings us the conclusion of his story he first started in our Web issue, about Fleet Walker, the first black ballplayer in professional baseball.
Guest contributor Jeff Polman takes you back in time and tries to help you get through the winter a little quicker. Eric Gray looks at the sad tale of Tony Conigliaro and Richard Kagan takes a look at his favorite Radio/TV calls of baseball games. Resident statistician JJ Keller looks at the effect of strikeouts on today’s game. Matt Mirro takes us back to a time where baseball was played Under the Sphinx and Wayne Cavadi looks at the time Babe Ruth threw a no-hitter……sort of.
Finally, our cover feature story this month is actually a two-sided story. First, Dave Hill makes his debut with Baseball Magazine by arguing that MLB Commissioner Rob Manfred was correct in his suspension of Yankees reliever Aroldis Chapman under MLB’s new domestic violence policy. Meanwhile, Matt Mirro argues that Manfred was wrong in his suspension, though he understands the severity of domestic violence.
Once again, I want to thank you for taking the time to read our publication. We received many requests for a way to download and print the magazine. We have heard you loud and clear and now can proudly offer a way to do so. Use the links below to download back issues, as well as the latest March issue.
So please, tell your friends about us. And if you have a suggestion for a story or have a suggestion on a way we could improve the magazine, please, email me your thoughts: firstname.lastname@example.org
Thanks for reading!
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