In 2016 we asked the question as to whether or not the great Western powers will survive globalization, and the answer was: probably not. But what about baseball? And what's more important, really? In this fascinating survey, author Lincoln Mitchell discusses the remarkable multi-national reach of the sport and weighs the different factors that may cause the game to thrive or decline in the face of shifting economic models.
Even if you try to avoid last-minute gift shopping, the holidays always seem to bring out the worst in shoppers. People get competitive, impatient and it's really no surprise when you consider the overall ambiance of the gifting season: dizzying lights, warbling choral music on repeat, fake Santas and bratty kids, packed parking lots and the pressure to please everyone — and then some. Hardly what you'd expect from a time touted as being reserved for charitable acts and peace on earth (OK, maybe that's a little over the top).

After graduation, you enter the "real world" and the real world will include putting together furniture, Googling how to fix leaky faucets when your landlord avoids your calls, and enticing your friends to help you mount your living room TV with pizza. It's not the most strictly "fun" gift, but it will absolutely be necessary. He'll be glad he has the tools to handle whatever life throws at him confidently, and this is one gift he may not immediately buy for himself, but which you really want to have before the very second you need it. Thoughtful and useful.
At first glance, $150 seems like a hefty price tag for a mug. But this mug is far more advanced than your run-of-the-mill travel mug. After downloading the app on his smartphone, he can plug in the desired temperature of his beverage in the app, and the mug will heat (or chill) his drink to the ideal temperature and keep it that way for hours. The app will also let him set and name different presets for different types of beverage. For the folks living in a colder climate (think New York City winters or Canadian cold fronts) the temperature control will keep coffee warm — even through a long commute.
A new camera would be a great gift for an aspiring filmmaker — or just a student who’s excited to share their study-abroad experience with family and friends. “I love making videos, so having something smaller and easier to transport would be awesome,” says Howard Lin, a senior at University of Florida. “My dream would be the Sony Alpha A9, but it costs quite a bit so most likely not. I think a Sony Rx100 Mark V.”
Looking for a great baseball gift for your brother? Forget strikeouts! For major league wow factor, shop our assortment of autographed sports pictures, fun personalized baseball action prints, engraved baseball bats and personalized team calendars. Talk about gift that’s guaranteed to hit a home run! Or, make him the envy of his football-fan buddies with one our deluxe NFL gifts for men. Shop mouse mats, player prints and even address plaques you can customize to feature a favorite NFL team logo.

"Man Crates is one of the coolest websites I found for manly gifts. Not only does the gift come in a… more wooden crate with its own crowbar but it comes with super cool items inside. He got 4 NHL glasses, hockey puck coasters, a bottle opener made from a used hockey stick, and a few top rated snacks! They have tons of different choices for the gifts in the crate but my husband Brendan loves his Flyers! Thank you so much for making my first anniversary gift to my husband so easy! He loves it!!” - Melissa less
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It’s time to prove once and for all who the best couch quarterback is. This smart football from Wilson can measure the stats of every throw. That means you can have actual hard evidence of speed, distance, spiral, and efficiency. Even if you’re just getting this gift for someone as a means to prove that you’re better than they are, it’s a killer gift.
After graduation, you enter the "real world" and the real world will include putting together furniture, Googling how to fix leaky faucets when your landlord avoids your calls, and enticing your friends to help you mount your living room TV with pizza. It's not the most strictly "fun" gift, but it will absolutely be necessary. He'll be glad he has the tools to handle whatever life throws at him confidently, and this is one gift he may not immediately buy for himself, but which you really want to have before the very second you need it. Thoughtful and useful.
Lululemon pants are no longer just for the ladies. Whether he's running errands on the weekend, traveling or simply relaxing at home, these joggers will provide him with the comfort and support he needs — while maintaining an effortlessly stylish atheleisure aesthetic. Composed of four-way stretch, sweat-wicking Warpstreme™ fabric and featuring lululemon's signature ABC engineering (anti-ball crushing) you can rest assured he and the boys will find comfort in these joggers.
The term “sports fan” does not solely apply to couch jockeys. There are plenty of fans that like to spend a little time on the court. Sometimes that means you have to hit up a public park – and most public basketball hoops have been without nets for years. This handy replacement net is an easy way to apply a net to public hoops. And once you’re done shooting, you can just take it home with you.
165 different photos are featured in this impressive tome. And each of those photos is a display of unbelievable athletic prowess that exemplifies the upper echelon of physical human potential. For any fan with a bit of space on their coffee table, this superb book is absolutely worth the cost – and will make you look like a hero this holiday season.

In addition to shopping for large personalized gifts for him, browse our customized stocking stuffers to take an all-encompassing approach to gift giving. Consider a canvas pouch bearing a male recipient’s name that’s well-sized for spare change or even the small guitar pick assortment he carries with him in case the opportunity to strum a stringed instrument comes up.
Score big when you browse our winning selection of gifts for each and every sports fan on your list. Keep your eye on the ball ? golf club headcovers, golf organizers and golf cart bags make great gifts; get sporty grill covers, chairs, coolers and more. Sports gifts are always a home run ? get MLB and NHL logo tumblers, car mats, bedding, TV trays and more. Football fans and fanatics will love the great selection of NFL gifts ? shop now for mini and full size football helmets, dart cabinet sets and related memorabilia. Got game? Get gifts for collegiate sports fans along with bedding, throws and director's chairs. Shopping is a sport too ? buy now.
Gag gift or supremely practical golf accessory? That depends on who you're shopping for! The Pitch-n-Puff is comprised of pot-smoking accessories disguised as golf gear, for that special someone who likes to both toke up and tee off. Maybe it will draw a laugh from the golfer in your life — and maybe even get some good use, too. Start shopping here.
For the guy who is either always midway through a podcast or is always carting around his new favorite novel, he will love all the benefits of Audible. For just $6.95 the first few months, and $14.95 after that, the audiobook subscription service gives you access to a library of over 425,000 audiobooks. Each month includes three books per month, including one book and two Audible originals. If you're not a fan of the one you choose, Audible will let you find a new title at no charge.

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On average, a laptop has a lifespan of about four years. If you've just attended a four-year institution, your own laptop might be on its last legs. Since most companies give their employees work computers, it's not totally necessary to go get another. But for streaming Netflix or surfing the web at home, an iPad can be a budget-friendly alternative that better suits their lifestyle. I bought one for myself as a senior in college, and it's basically all I use at home now almost a year after graduation.

As we noted in our guide for the best dress shoes you can buy, Allen Edmonds is top choice and a household name — and with good reason. Of their many options, these American-made Park Avenue Oxford shoes ($425) check all the boxes with full-grain calfskin leather, Goodyear welt, and timeless style that's suitable for any occasion. It's actually a favorite of numerous U.S. Presidents.
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