The Package Deal: How Two California Buddies Bid Adieu To Baseball In France

SÉNART — Nothing is more daunting for an athlete than deciding when and how to call it quits. That’s the dilemma Daniel Jackson grappled with last autumn after wrapping up his second season of “indy” baseball with the Sioux City Explorers, in Iowa. The Explorers are one of a dozen teams in the American Association, a so-called independent league for players like Jackson who go … Continue reading The Package Deal: How Two California Buddies Bid Adieu To Baseball In France

Un, Deux, Trois Strikes You’re Out

An Up-Close Look At France’s Top-Division Baseball League MONTPELLIER—Like the fictional “Crash Davis” character in the classic 80s film Bull Durham, Larry Infante is a seasoned, lower-leagues baseball player on the wrong side of 30. He’s getting old, in other words—at least by the cutthroat standards of professional sports. And he knows it. At 34, the journeyman shortstop admits that whatever shot he may once … Continue reading Un, Deux, Trois Strikes You’re Out