Articles tagged: MLB


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The Unlikely Collapses of the Brewers and A’s

The first half of the Major League Baseball season ended with two unlikely division leaders. The Oakland Athletics headed into the season without two of their most important pieces from... Read more

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The Role of Stats in Deciding the MVP Race

Although the MLB awards won’t be announced for two months, baseball fans have started to engage in the yearly tradition of debating who deserves which award. The Mets’ Jacob deGrom... Read more

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The case for two wild cards

October is just days away, and that means that the MLB playoffs are almost here. The playoffs consist of a few precious weeks of nail-biting for all, heartbreak for most,... Read more

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The Penultimatum: Two Weeks to Go

Yes, there is another week of baseball after this, but anybody paying attention will note that this week matters far more. Here’s what you should be watching as we approach... Read more

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Saving the Players and the Game

National League MVP candidate and Marlins outfielder Giancarlo Stanton caught an 88-mph fastball just below the left eye Thursday causing various facial lacerations, fractures, and dental damage. This was the... Read more

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The Implications of Chris Davis’ Suspension

It’s hard to imagine that players in Major League Baseball could still be getting caught using illegal substances, but here we are, weeks away from the playoffs, and Baltimore Orioles’... Read more

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Time for A Change

MLB Commissioner Bud Selig will close his office door for the last time on January 24th, 2015.  This means that the 2015 MLB season will see a new commissioner for... Read more

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Baseball in the time of Football

We’re another week closer to the playoffs and everybody else is watching football. But I still love America’s pastime, so here’s another week of baseball analysis: Detroit Detroit deserves to... Read more

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A Texan Tragedy

When late December rolled around in 2013, the Texas Rangers completed a seven-year, 130 million dollar deal with Shin-Soo Choo that had some commentators calling for high expectations from the... Read more

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This Week in Baseball: The Slow March to Chaos

Cole Hamels (mostly) threw a no-hitter yesterday and Milwaukee fans are burning their jerseys; it’s time for your weekly roundup of America’s pastime. The No-hitter Cole Hamels of the Phillies... Read more

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MLBeat: The Rundown on Rose

25 years is an unfathomably long amount of time to a 20-year old college kid. Trying to understand a period of time that stretches further than all of my minutes... Read more

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The National League: A Month To Go

While the NL only has one divisional race closer than five games, the wild card spots are so up for grabs that the Marlins, I repeat, the Marlins, are in... Read more

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The American League: One Month Out

With every passing day on the slow march toward October, the American League playoff contenders look more and more clear-cut. Here’s my take on the AL heading into September: AL... Read more

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The MLBeat: The Next Replay Saga

Every baseball fan has at least one particular missed call that sticks in their mind and has no plan on ever leaving. For me it came in game two of... Read more

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The MLBeat: Dirty Hands

Can’t we all just play fair? In Major League Baseball, the answer to this question is not as simple as yes or no. It is understood in all sports that... Read more

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All the Way: The Jeter Standard

This is a column written for the Georgetown Voice. It can be found on their website here. Opening Day is a day of rebirth. The promise of a fresh season... Read more

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The MLBeat: Assessing the Nationals

Just one year after winning the National League East Division in 2012, the Washington Nationals fell out of contention for a first place finish by a large margin last year.... Read more

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Looking Back: “El Duque” and the 1998 Yankees

On Christmas Day in 1997, Orlando Hernandez, a thirty-two year old Cuban baseball star, boarded a small boat and set sail for the United States. Hernandez, often known simply by... Read more

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The Plight of No October: Yankees on the Decline

Did the Yankees just lose? We don’t have the highest payroll? As the era of the Core-Four comes to a close, the Yankees appear to be sinking into mediocrity. This... Read more

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Might as Well Call it a Year: Mets Opening Day

For many, Major League Baseball’s Opening Day holds its significance for a variety of reasons. For devout baseball fans, it marks the end of a five month long hibernation for... Read more