Articles by: Amanda Christovich

CHRISTOVICH|Injuries Plague Chicago, Cubs Epitomize World Series Hangover

Admit it: You are hooked. This season, Major League Baseball has provided fans with the most thrilling players, the strangest games and the most unpredictable outcomes. But despite all this excitement, there still exists one universally disappointing question this season: What in the world happened to the Chicago Cubs? The[Read More…]

CHRISTOVICH: Judge Can Bring Baseball Back

If you follow baseball in any capacity, you most likely wake up every morning to headlines sporting names like Aaron Judge, Cody Bellinger, Clayton Kershaw and Chris Sale. You often read about how rookie sluggers from the two coasts are reinvigorating baseball in a way that perhaps even “The Great[Read More…]

by June 24, 2017 0 comments Sports, Sports - Top

CHRISTOVICH: Congressmen Play Baseball Thursday Despite Tragedy in Alexandria

I woke up this morning to the news that there had been a shooting in Alexandria, Va., a community less than 30 minutes away from my home in Georgetown, Washington, D.C. News outlets reported that the shooter had opened fire at an early morning practice for Thursday’s congressional baseball game,[Read More…]

by June 14, 2017 2 comments Sports, Sports - Top

CHRISTOVICH: Thomas Battles Personal Tragedy

Expectations for Boston Celtics point guard Isaiah Thomas’ performance in this week’s playoff series against the Chicago Bulls were high — the NBA star was expected to lead his team in an attempt to advance closer to the NBA Finals. Though the Celtics lost the first two games of their[Read More…]

by April 21, 2017 0 comments Sports, Sports - Top
CHRISTOVICH: Opening Day Emotions Outweigh Statistics

CHRISTOVICH: Opening Day Emotions Outweigh Statistics

On this year’s opening day, excitement washed over many ballparks, as a multitude of home runs arced as gracefully into the abyss as Tony Romo’s career. It was neither lights-out pitching nor acrobatic fielding that made headlines during each team’s opening day this week, but rather a slew of home[Read More…]

by April 7, 2017 0 comments Sports, Sports - Top
CHRISTOVICH: Manziel’s Flawed Character Raises Multiple Red Flags

CHRISTOVICH: Manziel’s Flawed Character Raises Multiple Red Flags

It had been a while since the football world has heard from former Cleveland Browns quarterback Johnny Manziel until he had breakfast during Super Bowl week with New Orleans Saints Head Coach, Sean Payton. When news of this breakfast — and its suggestion of the Saints’ interest in Manziel —[Read More…]

by March 31, 2017 0 comments Sports, Sports - Top
CHRISTOVICH: MLB Should Protect Pitchers

CHRISTOVICH: MLB Should Protect Pitchers

Potential panic ensued Tuesday for San Francisco Giants fans when ace Madison Bumgarner suddenly left a Cactus League game after only two short innings of stellar pitching. After further explanation from manager Bruce Bochy, it became clear that the reason for this was not a masked injury, but rather a[Read More…]

by March 24, 2017 0 comments Sports, Sports - Top
CHRISTOVICH: America Has Lost its Edge in Baseball

CHRISTOVICH: America Has Lost its Edge in Baseball

Every four years, the World Baseball Classic reminds baseball fans around the world that the United States no longer owns baseball. It is a well-known fact that countries such as the Dominican Republic and Japan embrace the game and consistently produce extremely talented, big-name Major Leaguers. But American fans often[Read More…]

by March 17, 2017 0 comments Sports, Sports - Top
CHRISTOVICH: Young Stars Ready for Historic Rivalry

CHRISTOVICH: Young Stars Ready for Historic Rivalry

David Ortiz’s retirement last season marked the end of an era. Ortiz was last in the line of a generation of talented, competitive core players that fueled the Yankees-Red Sox rivalry, one of the most intense rivalries in all of baseball. If you have been following spring training, you may[Read More…]

by March 5, 2017 0 comments Sports, Sports - Top
CHRISTOVICH: Proposed Rules Question Game’s Essence

CHRISTOVICH: Proposed Rules Question Game’s Essence

One of Major League Baseball’s greatest challenges in the last few years has been trying to shorten the length of an average baseball game. Competing with the quick, action-packed games of the NBA and NFL, the MLB’s recent struggle to win the attention of fans has led to multiple proposals[Read More…]

by February 24, 2017 2 comments Sports, Sports - Top