Articles tagged: MLB


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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

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The Future of A-Rod

It wasn’t all that long ago when we first saw a young shortstop in Seattle named Alex Rodriquez tearing his way up through the ranks. Then we saw him in... Read more

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Three Crafty MLB Free Agent Signings

With the end of the winter meetings and the beginning of Spring Training only a month away, Major League Baseball fans are slowly beginning to awake from their hibernation to... Read more

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MLB Offseason Preview: NL East

The 2014 Major League season has come and gone, and with the postseason over, the discussion now turns to the hot stove. True championships are not won in October-they are... Read more

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The Heroes of San Francisco

Following the World Series, everybody seems to be talking about Giants ace Madison Bumgarner…and so am I.  MadBum gave one of the best performances of all time in a Fall... Read more

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Maddon ’15

Former Rays’ manager Joe Maddon shocked the baseball world Friday morning, announcing that he is exercising the opt-out clause in his contract. Maddon will become a free agent before 2015... Read more

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Royals vs. Giants: A World Series Preview

Tuesday will mark the beginning of the 111th Fall Classic. It will feature the Kansas City Royals, a white-hot squad of young players that has won eight straight games to... Read more

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The NLCS: A Battle of Empires

Following Wednesday’s victory, the Royals will return to the World Series for the first time since the 1985.  Both NLCS teams, on the other hand, have been World Series regulars.... Read more

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The Strain on Aces

Kershaw, Scherzer, Verlander, Price, Shields, Lester, Bumgarner, Strasburg.  These are some of the biggest names in baseball.  But something separates these guys from a Cabrera or a Trout.  Sure, they’re... Read more

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A King-Sized Victory

Tuesday marked the end of the longest active postseason drought in baseball as the Royals returned to the playoffs after 29 long and painful years.  For the past six months,... Read more

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The MLB Roundup: As the Fat Lady Sings

It’s almost October, and that can only mean one thing: PLAYOFF BASEBALL! Here’s how the last pieces of the puzzle came together: The AL: Detroit, Kansas City, Oakland, and Seattle... Read more

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Cracker Jack-Pot: The Million-Dollar Lyrics

When was the last time you heard the famous song “Take Me Out to the Ball Game”? If you can’t remember, perhaps try the last baseball game you attended. Now... Read more

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In Jeter’s Shadow

This will be the last season for one of the most loyal players in the Major Leagues.  This American League captain proudly donned his pinstripe jersey through thick and thin.... Read more

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As the Dust Settles: One Week Left

Apparently, 162 games are unnecessary: barring calamitous change, we have our playoff teams. Let’s dive right in: The AL Central This is the only real race left. The Royals are... Read more