Sheryl Ring, Beyond the Box Score

Sheryl Ring

Beyond the Box Score

Chicago, IL, United States

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Past articles by Sheryl:

The Legal Ramifications of Racist Umpiring

Calling balls and strikes differently for white and nonwhite players isn’t just wrong. It’s also illegal. → Read More

What we learned from Day 2 of the Bauer Hearing

Shawn Holley isn’t defending Bauer. She’s punishing his accuser. → Read More

Gun violence finds MLB, and shows the best and worst of humanity

Fernando Tatis and Manny Machado showed themselves to be heroes. → Read More

Introducing the Kumar Rocker Society

The Mets got the steal of the 2021 draft. → Read More

I’m a survivor of domestic abuse, Trevor Bauer is retraumatizing me

I received an email from Bauer’s reps this weekend that attached his victim’s medical records. → Read More

It’s Time for the Yankees to Sell, Part Two

Now that the Yankees are going to sell, who are we trading? → Read More

It’s Time For the Yankees to Sell, Part One

For most teams, in this new era of MLB parity, chugging into the halfway (or, almost halfway) mark of the season at 40-38 and with a 41.4% chance of making the playoffs would be cause for celebration. You’d almost certainly be looking to buy at the deadline, especially if the prevailing wisdom was that you’d actually underperformed so far. The New York Yankees are not most teams. Before the… → Read More

What will it take for Atlanta to dump the chop?

Nearly two years after it was called out by Ryan Helsley, Atlanta continues to embrace the deeply racist practice. → Read More

The players aren’t the ones who cheated

The sticky stuff controversy Is exposing another problem with the Commissioner’s Office → Read More

MLB Draft: Nobody’s Going to Draft the Best Hitter on the Planet

The best amateur hitter in the world isn’t even being scouted. → Read More

The lawsuit over moving the All-Star Game might be the worst I’ve ever seen

Back in April, Major League Baseball announced that it would be moving the 2021 Draft and All-Star Game from Atlanta to Denver in response to Georgia Governor Brian Kemp signing into law a host of new restrictions on voting rights in that state. > The Job Creators Network (JCN) intends to file suit in Manhattan on Tuesday, according to Fox Business, and will seek that the All-Star Game be… → Read More

Providing MiLB players with housing sounds good, but the devil’s in the details, and it’s a terrible idea

Minor Leaguers don’t need team-provided housing. They need and deserve a living wage. → Read More

Marcell Ozuna is the real test of MLB’s domestic violence policy

Here’s what makes this incident different from its predecessors → Read More

Where Baseball Could Line Up In A Time Of Change

Its not about being "woke", but finding were you can start to do the work. → Read More

Hey, Ballplayer! You’ve always challenged the norm

Speaking out is always been a part of the National Pastime → Read More

When expectations aren’t low enough

Ursula Parsons on MLB, Black Lives Matter, and performative activism → Read More

Why there will be changes to Beyond the Box Score in September

BtBS has made a glaring omission. It’s time we corrected it. → Read More

Thom Brennaman and the problem of privilege

Brennaman’s use of a homophobic slur is less of a problem than the toxic culture which made doing so socially acceptable. → Read More

On the Arrest of Eric Kay

The former Angels’ Director of Communications faces charges in connection with the death of Tyler Skaggs → Read More

Sam Coonrod, MLB, and when patriotism is bigotry

When you stand for the national anthem, what are you actually supporting? → Read More