Mike Barnicle on Baseball

Columns by Mike Barnicle

Mariano Rivera receives the Presidential Medal of Freedom Mariano Rivera receives the Presidential Medal of Freedom

Morning Joe’s Joe Scarborough, Willie Geist and Mike Barnicle discuss former New York Yankees closer Mariano Rivera—the first man unanimously elected to the Baseball Hall of Fame—having received the Presidential Medal of Freedom in a ceremony with President Donald Trump. “Mariano Rivera is one the nicest human beings that you’ll ever meet in your life, even though he's an exalted [...]

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The Return of Big Papi The Return of Big Papi

Listen in on the Morning Joe conversation with Joe Scarborough, Jonathan Lemire and Mike Barnicle about Red Sox legend David Ortiz's surprise appearance at Fenway Park to throw out the first pitch of the final Red Sox-Yankees game of the season, marking Big Papi's return to the historic ballpark after recovering for a gunshot wound that occurred during an attack [...]

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A fun night for baseball A fun night for baseball

Listen in on this Morning Joe conversation with Joe Scarborough, Willie Geist and Mike Barnicle as they recap and discuss the 2019 MLB All-Star Game, which featured players being mic’d up while playing so they could interact with broadcasters Joe Buck and John Smoltz during the game broadcast on Fox. “That was one of the most enjoyable games to watch [...]

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The Mike Lupica Podcast: Episode 178 – Mike Barnicle The Mike Lupica Podcast: Episode 178 – Mike Barnicle

Click here to listen in on the conversation between columnists Mike Lupica and Mike "The Mayor of Fenway" Barnicle about the wild worlds of baseball and current politics in The Mike Lupica Podcast. [...]

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Baseball season stars well for Tampa Bay Baseball season stars well for Tampa Bay

While the Morning Joe panel talks about the slow start to the baseball season for the Boston Red Sox and New York Yankees, veteran columnist Mike Barnicle praises the Tampa Bay Ray’s early season success as the team sits atop of the American League East Division. “Nobody goes to see Tampa Bay. The fans stay away in droves, and they [...]

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Opening Day! Opening Day!

"Baseball is part of us. You know, it's like our faith. You're born with it, and you live with it, and it’s every day. It's a constant. The days get longer, the weather gets warmer. It's a relief from the everyday stress of things that we talk about each and every day, and it is back—finally—today,” says veteran columnist Mike [...]

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About Mike Barnicle

Mike Barnicle is a well known TV, radio and print political and social commentator. He is also a life-long Red Sox fan. With "Mike Barnicle on Baseball" he shares his love of the game and Boston's team.