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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
PARK: Lack of Star Power Has Sullied Baseball’s Popularity

PARK: Lack of Star Power Has Sullied Baseball’s Popularity

In a continuation of an alarming trend, the MLB All-Star Game’s television ratings declined in this year’s game. This decline in ratings comes in spite of MLB’s ill-advised to make the All-Star Game matter by giving home-field advantage in the World Series to the league that wins the game. This[Read More…]

by July 19, 2016 0 comments Sports, Sports - Top
RAMLOW: Baseball Fans Stay Strong Despite Revenue Drop

RAMLOW: Baseball Fans Stay Strong Despite Revenue Drop

Baseball. There is something in that word that — for many Americans — evokes memories of Little League games and perhaps the first trip to a big league game. It is the children’s game, the national pastime. The sport is rich with history; it is the first of the Big Four[Read More…]

by July 12, 2016 0 comments Sports, Sports - Top
PARK: Ichiro’s Achievements Stand Out Despite Controversy

PARK: Ichiro’s Achievements Stand Out Despite Controversy

Baseball fans are obsessed with records. Joe DiMaggio’s 56-game hitting streak, Cal Ripken Jr.’s 2,632 consecutive games played and Nolan Ryan’s 5,714 career strikeouts are just a few of the magic numbers that have fascinated fans over the years. Recently, Pete Rose’s career record of 4,256 major league hits has come into the spotlight, as[Read More…]

by June 21, 2016 0 comments Sports, Sports - Top

Baseball | Series Loss Dooms Playoff Hopes

The Georgetown baseball team (25-29, 8-10 Big East) missed out on an opportunity to solidify its spot in the Big East tournament by losing two of three games to Villanova (20-29, 5-10 Big East) over the weekend. The Hoyas will not play next weekend and will instead wait for the[Read More…]

by May 20, 2016 0 comments Sports, Sports - Top

Baseball | GU Defense Holds Off GMU in 12-5 Victory

Behind a season-high nine runs in the seventh inning, the Georgetown baseball team (15-19, 1-2 Big East) defeated George Mason (10-23, 2-7 Atlantic 10) 12-5 on Wednesday at Shirley Povich Field. In addition to their offensive outburst late in the game, the Hoyas’ defense was a major key in their[Read More…]

by April 15, 2016 0 comments Sports, Sports - Top

Baseball | Hoyas Open Big East Schedule in Queens

The Georgetown baseball team (13-17) will play a three-game series against St. John’s (14-10-1), the first Big East opponent on its schedule, this weekend after a 6-5 loss to Navy (22-8-1) on Tuesday afternoon. Although the Navy game was close, sophomore outfielder Austin Shirley said he does not feel that[Read More…]

by April 8, 2016 0 comments Sports, Sports - Top

Baseball | GU Snaps Skid At Coppin State

The Georgetown baseball team (12-14, 0-0 Big East) got a boost from an unlikely source on Wednesday, as freshman third baseman Cristian Sanchez posted three hits in his first career varsity start, leading his team to a 5-4 win over Coppin State (4-18, 2-3 Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference). “It was pretty[Read More…]

by April 1, 2016 0 comments Sports, Sports - Top

Baseball | Hoyas Lose Three in Princeton Series

After a dramatic walk-off win Thursday, the Georgetown baseball team (10-10) dropped the next three games of a four-game series to Princeton (5-7) this past weekend. Georgetown won the first game 4-3 in 10 innings, largely to the credit of sophomore shortstop Chase Bushor. Bushor clinched the victory for the[Read More…]

by March 22, 2016 0 comments Sports