Articles tagged: MLB


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It’s the Astros’ Year: A World Series Preview

The Fall Classic has finally arrived, and with it, so have the Houston Astros and Los Angeles Dodgers. The Dodgers and Astros both surpassed 100 wins this season, marking the... Read more

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MLB Awards Predictions: MVP Winners

The votes are in and millions of Americans are eager to see the results of the 2017 MLB MVP votes. There are too many players with great seasons to analyze,... Read more

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MLB Awards Predictions: Cy Young Winners

Every year, the Baseball Writers’ Association of America votes for the Cy Young Award, given to the best pitcher of each league during the regular season. Over the years, there... Read more

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Is This the Year of the Nationals?

As the weather starts to cool down, the MLB postseason is just beginning. Teams across the league are preparing for a World Series push, with a few legitimate contenders beginning... Read more

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MLB Playoff Preview – National League

The MLB Playoffs are upon us. Below is an overview of the National League playoff teams and predictions for how far they’ll go. You can read Halftime’s piece on the... Read more

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MLB Playoff Preview – American League

My favorite time of the year is coming up: the MLB playoffs. So here is my overview of each team in the American League and my (maybe) surprising predictions for... Read more

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The Year of the Home Run

Every year, players join the record books of Major League Baseball. No-hitters, perfect games, hit streaks, you name it, but this year something unbelievable has happened. The home run has... Read more

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The Tribe Still Needs Rings

The MLB playoffs have not even begun, but the Cleveland Indians may have already accomplished the most impressive feat of the year in baseball. On Thursday the 14th, with Jay... Read more

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Rhys Hoskins is bringing excitement and hope to the Phillies

By the time Rhys Hoskins had his first hit of the game on Saturday night, the matchup between the Marlins and Phillies was over. It was the second inning, and... Read more

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The Sports Sermon: MLB Trade Deadline and Season Update

Welcome to the Sports Sermon, the Voice‘s global sports podcast. In this episode, Nick Gavio is joined by Chris Dunn and Graham Piro to discuss the MLB Trade Deadline and its... Read more

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The Sports Sermon: MLB Season Preview

In this episode of the Sports Sermon, Nick Gavio, Graham Piro, and Alex Boyd discuss expectations and predictions for the upcoming Major League Baseball season.

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The Intentional Walk Rule Change Misses the Mark

The past year has been pure bliss for baseball fans. For the first time in what seemed like eons, the sport had rid itself of its stigma that the game... Read more

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The Yankees Will (Hopefully) Be 2020’s Cubs

“I’ll stop hating them when they let their players have facial hair and don’t have 27 championships.” – a friend of mine talking about why she dislikes the New York... Read more

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MLB Season Preview

In this MLB season preview, we’re predicting the division winners and the outcome of the World Series, even though spring training just started. There are a lot of well-matched teams... Read more

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The Sports Sermon: the Business Side

Welcome to the Sports Sermon, the Voice‘s global sports podcast. In this episode of the Sermon, Nick Gavio talks with Graham Piro, Jonny Amon, and Woodley Jean-Louis about salary caps, free... Read more

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My Dynasty Goes to Museums to See Your Dynasty

Earlier this week, my colleague Graham Piro wrote a piece comparing the relative greatness of two sports franchises – the New York Yankees and New England Patriots. It falls to... Read more

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My Dynasty’s Bigger Than Yours

The name “Mo Lewis” probably doesn’t mean much to the average sports fan. Indeed, even as a Jets fan, I had to Google his name at his first mention because... Read more

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The Chicago Cubs and the Power of Narrative

It is at times like last night’s World Series Game 7 when sports games best exemplify the gap between the hard reality of life on earth and the otherworldliness they... Read more

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Check the Booth: An Argument for Extended Instant Replay in Pro Sports

There’s nothing more frustrating than your favorite team getting screwed out of an important win because of an officiating error. It happens fairly often. No matter the sport, there’s always... Read more

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Clayton Kershaw Seeks to Redefine His Legacy

I’m sure you’ve thought it, at least once. Maybe October came around and your team was set to face the Dodgers. Maybe you and your friends were in one of... Read more