Articles by: Amanda Christovich

CHRISTOVICH | Tanking Endangers MLB’s Future

CHRISTOVICH | Tanking Endangers MLB’s Future

Major League Baseball’s efforts to make to make the game exciting by implementing new pace of play rules, tweeting videos of players celebrating home runs, and showcasing new rookie phenom Shohei Ohtani cannot distract fans from an unfortunate fact. Many MLB teams are doing the number one thing that will[Read More…]

by April 26, 2018 0 comments Sports, Sports - Top
CHRISTOVICH | Sho-Time in LA: Ohtani Injecting New Energy Into MLB

CHRISTOVICH | Sho-Time in LA: Ohtani Injecting New Energy Into MLB

If you follow baseball, social media or the news in any capacity, you probably have heard of the Major League Baseball’s rookie phenom, Los Angeles Angels pitcher Shohei Ohtani — MLB’s first two-way player since Babe Ruth. Only one week into the season, Ohtani sported a wins above replacement of[Read More…]

by April 13, 2018 0 comments Sports, Sports - Top
CHRISTOVICH | In MLB Spring Training, Evaluate Players, Not Teams

CHRISTOVICH | In MLB Spring Training, Evaluate Players, Not Teams

Quick! What was the spring training record of the 2017 World Series Champions Houston Astros? Who had the best spring training record last season? If these two questions have adequately stumped you, whether you are a casual or rabid baseball fan, you are not alone. Evaluating spring training performance certainly[Read More…]

by March 22, 2018 0 comments Sports, Sports Columns
CHRISTOVICH | NFL Should Simplify Catch Rule

CHRISTOVICH | NFL Should Simplify Catch Rule

The winds of change are coming to the NFL — and just about everyone is standing ready in the breeze with outstretched arms, ready to receive them. On Tuesday afternoon, NFL.com reporter Judy Battista reported that, in an effort to potentially amend the confusing, failing catch rule, the Competition Committee[Read More…]

by March 2, 2018 0 comments Sports, Sports Columns
CHRISTOVICH | MLB’s Frozen Free Agency Not Owners’ Fault

CHRISTOVICH | MLB’s Frozen Free Agency Not Owners’ Fault

The Northeast wasn’t the only thing to freeze over this winter. Pitchers and catchers officially reported for spring training this Wednesday amid a free agency scandal, fierce accusations of collusion and the most frigid offseason market in MLB history. While the rest of the sports world was enveloped in the[Read More…]

by February 15, 2018 0 comments Sports, Sports Columns
CHRISTOVICH | Who Should Giants Fans Root for in the Super Bowl?

CHRISTOVICH | Who Should Giants Fans Root for in the Super Bowl?

NFL fans: It is time to choose a side. Hopping on the Super Bowl team bandwagon is a bittersweet process. NFL fans of all the teams who inevitably did not make the Super Bowl must carefully choose which of the two Super Bowl teams’ bandwagons to join. Sometimes, the choice[Read More…]

by February 2, 2018 2 comments Sports, Sports Columns
CHRISTOVICH | 1 Missed Tackle Should Not Define Williams’ Legacy

CHRISTOVICH | 1 Missed Tackle Should Not Define Williams’ Legacy

If you know me, you know that I’m a New Orleans Saints fan, and if you have even the slightest idea of what happened last Sunday night in Minneapolis, then you will understand that I refuse to provide a comprehensive recap for the game that I will address in this[Read More…]

by January 19, 2018 0 comments Sports, Sports - Top

CHRISTOVICH | MLB Must Capitalize On Little League To Encourage Young Fans

Looks like Aaron Judge has got some company. From Bryce Harpers’ 150th home run and Giancarlo Stanton’s dinger against ace Max Scherzer to Andrew McCutchen’s diving catch in center field, this week was packed with incredible highlights. Perhaps the greatest baseball highlight came not from the professional stage, however, but[Read More…]

CHRISTOVICH |Kershaw Plagues Dodgers With Disappointing Postseason Performances

If only Vin Scully had stayed one more year. Results of Monday’s trade deadline reinforced the already strong possibility that the Los Angeles Dodgers could finally make it to the World Series. The Dodgers snagged one of the most coveted players on the market, right-handed pitcher Yu Darvish, from the[Read More…]

CHRISTOVICH| Pitchers Dominate the MLB Trade

It is only right that the week leading up to the MLB trade deadline should coincide with Discovery Channel’s “Shark Week.” This season’s trade scramble is shaping up to be one of the wildest events in recent years — but, this time, the blood in the water is seeping from[Read More…]