Articles tagged: MLB


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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

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What’s in the Cards: Sizing Up the MLB Postseason

As the leaves turn brown and the pumpkin spice lattes make their way back into our lives, only one thing is on everyone’s mind: the Fall Classic is just around... Read more

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2015 MLB Postseason: A First Look

It has been a long, winding road for Major League baseball fans this year, as many teams have bounced in and out of playoff contention over the last few months–even... Read more

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I’m Hopping on the Blue Jays Bandwagon and You Should Too

I first realized that my Philadelphia Phillies would not be making the playoffs this year on April 6th, Opening Day, when I skipped school and watched them lose 8-0 to... Read more

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Play Ball

Well, college basketball season has ended, your bracket has most likely busted, and your school has most likely fallen short yet again of the ultimate prize. But fear not sports... Read more

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A Special League for a Special Game

Bunting a runner over. Getting ahead in the count. A well-executed hit-and-run. A sacrifice fly. Getting a runner to third with one out. A good pitch in on the hands... Read more

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Not Your Padre’s Padres

With pitchers and catchers set to report to Spring Training this week, the proverbial “hope springs eternal,” which sustains baseball fans through the cold winter months, is nearing its conclusion.... Read more

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The Sports Sermon: Enough With the Witch Hunt

Rather than just accept the fact that steroids and other performance-enhancing drugs were part of the sport’s culture at the time, the Baseball Writers’ Association of America, the electoral body... Read more