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The All-Star Game: A Game for the Fans

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July 11, 2014 at 1:00 am 0 comments

This past offseason, Robinson Cano signed a 10-year, $240 million contract with the Seattle Mariners, the third largest contract in Major League Baseball history and the largest among all second basemen. The deal, although impressive, broke up the Yankees’ famed All-Star infield duo of Cano and Derek Jeter. But onRead More

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A Midseason Review of Baseball’s Instant Replay System

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July 11, 2014 at 12:00 am 0 comments

In the top of the eighth inning last Saturday between the Blue Jays and the Athletics, Blue Jay outfielder Melky Cabrera tried to score from first base on Jose Bautista’s double down the left field line, but he was gunned down on the relay throw by shortstop Jed Lowrie. Cabrera,Read More

The Die-Hard Fan’s Blind Ode to Derek Jeter

The Die-Hard Fan’s Blind Ode to Derek Jeter

Sideline Summer

June 27, 2014 at 1:00 pm 1 comment

Throughout his career, Derek Jeter has achieved some of the most coveted awards in Major League Baseball. He has won five World Series, five Gold Gloves and five Silver Slugger Awards on top of being Rookie of the Year in 1996 and the 2000 World Series MVP. He is currentlyRead More

Keeping History Alive at Old-Timers’ Day

Keeping History Alive at Old-Timers’ Day

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June 27, 2014 at 1:00 pm 0 comments

I’ve never had the fortune of making it to Cooperstown, but I’ve been lucky enough to attend one of the next best collections of baseball history: Old-Timers’ Day at Yankee Stadium. For the 68th time this past Sunday, players in between the championship seasons of 1947 and 2009 gathered inRead More

Unwritten Rules of Baseball: Is It Time to Let Them Go?

Unwritten Rules of Baseball: Is It Time to Let Them Go?

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June 13, 2014 at 12:00 am 0 comments

In Game 2 of the ALDS, Red Sox designated hitter David Ortiz’s second home run off Rays pitcher David Price capped one of the worst outings of Price’s career — seven runs in seven innings. Visibly frustrated, it’s understandable that Price would be upset with that performance — he pitchedRead More

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The Waning Relevancy of an Honest Game

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June 13, 2014 at 12:00 am 0 comments

With the 837th pick of the 2014 Major League Baseball Draft, the San Diego Padres selected Johnny Manziel. Although Manziel — a football player, a Heisman trophy winner and NFL quarterback — has not played baseball since high school, the Padres decided to use a draft pick on a playerRead More

The Year of the No-Hitter

The Year of the No-Hitter

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May 30, 2014 at 12:30 am 0 comments

Los Angeles Dodgers pitcher Josh Beckett threw the first no-hitter of the season last Sunday against the Philadelphia Phillies, the 21st in Dodgers history and the 283rd in baseball history, but as one of the most rare and unpredictable achievements in baseball, many would not have thought Beckett would beRead More

Guilty Woes of Being a Sox Fan

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May 30, 2014 at 12:30 am 0 comments

Ten games. Ten straight losses. They were embarrassed. I was embarrassed. Late inning collapses. Lackluster offense. Poor pitching performances. For 10 straight games, I watched horrific baseball. SportsCenter updates flooded my phone. The final box score spammed my email. Newspaper headlines the next morning reminded me that the Red SoxRead More

WOMEN’S BASKETBALL | Butler Transfers to UConn

May 22, 2014 at 4:20 pm 0 comments

Reigning Big East Freshman of the Year, former Georgetown center Natalie Butler completed her transfer to Connecticut on Wednesday. “I think Natalie is one of the most unique players in the game today,” Connecticut Head Coach Geno Auriemma said in a statement released by the school. “There just aren’t manyRead More

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KONKOLY | After Accident, Swimmer Thrives

May 16, 2014 at 12:31 am 1 comment

Three years ago, doctors were debating whether senior Michelle Konkoly would ever walk again. After a horrendous accident, Konkoly was left temporarily paralyzed below the waist. But she battled; she endured several surgeries and an arduous rehabilitation program. Months later she was walking. She then returned to the Georgetown swimRead More