Steven Criss

The MLBeat: Dirty Hands

The MLBeat: Dirty Hands

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04/14/2014

Can’t we all just play fair? In Major League Baseball, the answer to this question is not as simple as yes or no. It is understood in all sports that players will do whatever it takes to get any slight advantage on their competition and it has been understood for decades upon decades. These strategic…

All the Way: The Jeter Standard

All the Way: The Jeter Standard

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04/11/2014

This is a column written for the Georgetown Voice. It can be found on their website here. Opening Day is a day of rebirth. The promise of a fresh season resting just beyond the tossing of the first pitch is enough to wipe away the past season’s disappointments. It is another opportunity for the victors…

All the Way: The Jeter Standard

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04/09/2014

Opening Day is a day of rebirth. The promise of a fresh season resting just beyond the tossing of the first pitch is enough to wipe away the past season’s disappointments. It is another opportunity for the victors of the previous year to celebrate their memories and begin defending their champion title. It is a…

The MLBeat: Assessing the Nationals

The MLBeat: Assessing the Nationals

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04/07/2014

Just one year after winning the National League East Division in 2012, the Washington Nationals fell out of contention for a first place finish by a large margin last year. The entrance of Bryce Harper and his Rookie of the Year season in 2012 brought with it a glimmer of hope for Nats fans that…

Cabrera’s Big Deal

Cabrera’s Big Deal

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03/31/2014

With Final Four NCAA Tournament games right around the corner and the madness tangible in nearly every conversation here on campus, it brightened my day to finally see some Major League Baseball news to pop up in the headlines. And then I read what was being announced. Miguel Cabrera had agreed to an eight-year extension…

MLB Cracking Down… Harder

MLB Cracking Down… Harder

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03/30/2014

MLB Commissioner Bud Selig made a decision back in 2004 that he would take a stand against the use of performance-enhancing drugs in a big way by testing players for illegal substances and levying suspensions on those who had been caught. Back then, the penalty for a first-time offender was a ten day suspension, which…

All the Way: A fresh look at the MLB

All the Way: A fresh look at the MLB

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03/29/2014

This is a column written for the Georgetown Voice. It can be found on their website here. While many of my fellow Georgetowners escaped to tropical paradises in the Caribbean for spring break, dropping serious coin on beachside resorts and fruity alcoholic drinks, I flew out to the aesthetically bland Phoenix, Arizona. Far from any…

All the Way: A fresh look at the MLB

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03/27/2014

While many of my fellow Georgetowners escaped to tropical paradises in the Caribbean for spring break, dropping serious coin on beachside resorts and fruity alcoholic drinks, I flew out to the aesthetically bland Phoenix, Arizona. Far from any youthful bacchanalians or scantily-dressed undergrads, Phoenix is not necessarily what most college guys would consider to be…

Pitcher Protection: Safety in MLB called into question

Pitcher Protection: Safety in MLB called into question

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03/24/2014

Major League Baseball made a big step earlier this off-season in making professional baseball a safer game for players with its adoption of the new rules regarding contact between a runner and the catcher at home plate. Commissioner Bud Selig has made it very clear with several decisions in recent years that he believes the…

Keep it American: Opening Day abroad needs to go

Keep it American: Opening Day abroad needs to go

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03/23/2014

The Los Angeles Dodgers and Arizona Diamondbacks opened the Major League Baseball season last Saturday and Sunday with two games in Sydney, Australia. The season opener for the two teams was part of an initiative the MLB has been working on over the years in order to spread the popularity of baseball all over the…

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