Articles by: Amanda Christovich

CHRISTOVICH: A Farewell Letter to David Ortiz

CHRISTOVICH: A Farewell Letter to David Ortiz

Dear David Ortiz, I grew up hating you. I do not have a specific first memory of watching you play or remember the first time your talents infuriated me. But, for as long as I can remember, you were public enemy No. 1 of the New York Yankees’ fan base.[Read More…]

by October 14, 2016 0 comments Sports, Sports - Top
CHRISTOVICH: Giants’ Franchise Targets Beckham

CHRISTOVICH: Giants’ Franchise Targets Beckham

New York Jets wide receiver Brandon Marshall is the one voice of reason in this week’s mass media attack on New York Giants’ Odell Beckham Jr. In the past four weeks, Beckham has engaged in numerous verbal confrontations with players, acquired a number of unsportsmanlike conduct/taunting penalties and assaulted a[Read More…]

by October 7, 2016 0 comments Sports, Sports - Top
CHRISTOVICH: Baseball Mourns Young Star’s Life

CHRISTOVICH: Baseball Mourns Young Star’s Life

Take his baseball career out of the equation and José Fernandez’s story was a tragedy. At age 15, Fernandez made a dangerous boat ride to the U.S. in a fourth attempt to defect from Cuba. During that boat ride, he rescued his own mother, who had fallen out of the[Read More…]

by September 30, 2016 0 comments Sports, Sports - Top
CHRISTOVICH: Baseball’s Innocence is Overrated

CHRISTOVICH: Baseball’s Innocence is Overrated

Baseball follows the ancient Code of Hammurabi. Hammurabi’s Code, discovered in 1901 by archeologists, is one of the oldest known law codes and was written to govern ancient Babylon. The term “an eye for an eye” comes from this Code — in ancient Babylon, justice was retaliation rather than prison.[Read More…]

by September 23, 2016 0 comments Sports, Sports - Top
CHRISTOVICH: Bryce Harper Can’t Solely Make Baseball Fun Again

CHRISTOVICH: Bryce Harper Can’t Solely Make Baseball Fun Again

On a sticky New York City afternoon one July I found my 16-year-old self in an elevator with Bryce Harper. It was shortly after the 2013 All Star Parade, and jeeps carrying players and their families rolled slowly down the avenues. And though everyone was wearing sunglasses, tailored pants and[Read More…]

by September 9, 2016 0 comments Sports