Articles tagged: MLB


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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

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Thank you, Papi

I was five years old when David Ortiz signed with the Boston Red Sox. Living in New Jersey, I was surrounded by Yankees, Mets, and Phillies fans, but I was... Read more

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José Fernández Was The Reason We Love Baseball

The sadness that comes when a young life is cut short is the heaviest, the most crushing, of all kinds of sadness. It’s a grief that numbs at first, like... Read more

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Farewell to A-Rod

If Aaron Boone had just stuck to running on a treadmill, Alex Rodriguez might not be a Yankee.   On January 16th, 2004, Boone, the Yankees’ starting third baseman in... Read more

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10 Famous Sports Team Moves

The biggest news in the NFL right now, even with whatever circus Johnny Manziel is in right now, is the recent move by the Rams from St. Louis to Los... Read more

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The Trevor Story Story

Trevor Story was never expected to become a household name. But after having the best start that a rookie has ever had in the Big Leagues, with record-breaking seven home runs... Read more

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MLB Farewell Tours

Earlier this week, David Ortiz played his last home spring training game. Ortiz, who in November announced his plans to retire after this season, was driven off the field in... Read more

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Béisbol Diplomacy: Using Sports to Bridge the US- Cuba Divide

In 1917, American Marines landed in the eastern province of Oriente in Cuba. The troops were invited to train there by then- Cuban president Mario García Menocal, a conservative politician... Read more

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Baseball and U.S.-Cuban Relations

On Tuesday, in front of a crowd of thousands of passionate, festive fans, the Tampa Bay Rays took on the Cuban national baseball team in Havana’s historic Estadio Lationoamerica. The... Read more

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The Best and Worst in MLB Uniforms

On Tuesday, the New York Mets announced that, for every Sunday home game this season, they will wear 1986 throwback uniforms. Likewise, the Pittsburgh Pirates have announced that they will... Read more

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2015 in Review: MLB Awards Predictions

After a long, winding season, the 2015 Major League Baseball regular season has finally come to an end. With the playoffs now underway, it is a good time to look... Read more

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Jonathan Papelbon: A National Tragedy

On Sunday, during the 8th inning of the Washington Nationals’ contest against the Philadelphia Phillies, closer Jonathan Papelbon scolded teammate Bryce Harper, leading to a physical altercation. Papelbon was soon... Read more

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Rising from the Pit

There’s a scene in “The Dark Knight Rises” when Batman realizes he can only rise from Bane’s pit when he takes off his safety rope. I don’t think I ever... Read more

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Pete Rose Should Definitely be in the Hall of Fame, Probably

On Thursday, September 24, MLB’s all-time hits leader, Pete Rose, met with commissioner Rob Manfred to discuss Rose’s reinstatement into MLB. In August 1989, he was banned for life from baseball,... Read more