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Four Down Territory – D.C.’s Finest Calls

Four Down Territory – D.C.’s Finest Calls

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06/01/2019

Welcome to Four Down Territory! This is a space where I’ll write about four things in professional sports every Saturday. Whether it’s the four greatest moments or the four worst blunders or anything in between, the only rule is that I’ll discuss four things. In my very first installment, I’ll be outlining the finest calls…

MLB First Week Overreactions

MLB First Week Overreactions

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04/04/2019

Do you smell that? *sniff sniff* Yeah, that’s the smell of fresh-cut grass, Cracker Jacks, and ballpark dogs. Baseball is back, and that means it’s time for some first week overreactions. Rays aren’t just in the running for the Wild Card Last year, the Rays won 90 games, but finished seven games out of the…

A Glimpse of Greatness: Remembering Roy Halladay

A Glimpse of Greatness: Remembering Roy Halladay

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11/16/2017

Since the team’s founding in 1883, only two Phillies pitchers have thrown perfect games. In June of 1964, Jim Bunning did not let up a single baserunner against the Mets, and, in May of 2010, Roy Halladay sat down every member of the Marlins he saw. I must admit that I didn’t really watch either…

Way-too-early MLB Power Rankings

Way-too-early MLB Power Rankings

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11/15/2017

With the 2017 Major League Baseball season in the books, we now wait through the cold winter until pitchers and catchers report for spring training. To kick off the offseason, which hopefully brings several blockbuster moves, we have put together a Way-Too-Early Power Rankings for 2018. 1. Houston Astros The Astros were able to secure…

Planned MLB Expansion is Bad for the League

Planned MLB Expansion is Bad for the League

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11/09/2017

In recent weeks, Major League Baseball commissioner Rob Manfred has come forward with talk of potential expansion for the league. Manfred has two cities in mind for his new teams: Montreal and Portland. Montreal does have an extended history with the MLB. For those of us who aren’t old enough to remember (maybe even Bryce…

MLB Manager Hirings and Firings

MLB Manager Hirings and Firings

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11/07/2017

The 2017 Major League Baseball regular season ended just a month ago, yet there has already been a crazy number of firings and hirings in the Manager Department. This is usually the time when owners let their fan bases know whether or not their skippers will be returning to battle next season. 2017 has been…

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

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

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10/24/2017

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 first time since 1970 that the World Series will be played by two 100+ win teams. This is merely one of the numerous side-plots surrounding…

MLB Awards Predictions: MVP Winners

MLB Awards Predictions: MVP Winners

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10/09/2017

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, so I will stick to my top two for each league. American League: While 2017 provided fans with offensive dominance like no other season, there…

MLB Awards Predictions: Cy Young Winners

MLB Awards Predictions: Cy Young Winners

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10/06/2017

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 has been a lot of controversy over what exactly constitutes as “better.” Can a relief pitcher win the award? What if a pitcher’s season was…

Is This the Year of the Nationals?

Is This the Year of the Nationals?

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10/04/2017

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 to emerge, including the Washington Nationals. The Nationals’ growth into one of MLB’s heavyweights has been a long time coming. It was only  seven years…

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