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SCHLARP: Baseball’s Wild Card Round Delegitimizes the Regular Season

SCHLARP: Baseball’s Wild Card Round Delegitimizes the Regular Season

October: the month where baseball legends are made and champions crowned. Playoffs begin, and the great players step up or crumble under pressure. October is the pinnacle of a 162-game marathon of a season that sees itself drag through the scorching dog days of summer. Since 2012, the MLB playoff[Read More…]

by October 11, 2016 0 comments Sports, Sports - Top
RAAB: Nats Bear DC’s Playoff Hopes

RAAB: Nats Bear DC’s Playoff Hopes

As a city with many high-quality sports teams, Washington, D.C., is synonymous with regular season success followed by an early postseason exit. Having not won a major sports championship since 1991, the city has experienced heartbreak for the last 25 years. Winning the NL East for the third time in[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
MAY: Pros Enter Political Arena

MAY: Pros Enter Political Arena

Kevin Johnson played for 12 years in the NBA as a point guard for the Cleveland Cavaliers and Phoenix Suns. He now serves as the mayor of Sacramento and has made the news for one of the wilder political incidents this year. A man unhappy with Johnson’s work as mayor[Read More…]

by September 27, 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: Tebow Continually Makes Questionable Career Choices

PARK: Tebow Continually Makes Questionable Career Choices

Tim Tebow cannot get enough of the spotlight. After a standout football career at the University of Florida, the Denver Broncos drafted the quarterback in the first round. Buoyed by his unique style of play and personality, Tebow became one of the most popular players in the NFL. However, Tebow[Read More…]

by August 16, 2016 0 comments Sports, Sports - Top
PARK: MLB Trade Deadline Recap

PARK: MLB Trade Deadline Recap

The Major League Baseball trade deadline is often a chaotic event. Potential playoff teams scramble to add reinforcements to drive their postseason push. Teams that have fallen out of the race seek to replenish their farm systems by adding young talent to help them in future seasons. This year’s hectic[Read More…]

by August 2, 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: MLB All-Star Game Needs Changes

PARK: MLB All-Star Game Needs Changes

In my opinion, the MLB All-Star Game is by far the best all-star game in American professional sports. The NFL Pro Bowl is an unmitigated disaster. The NBA All-Star Game is a glorified dunk contest — with a few wide-open three-pointers mixed in — because none of the players can[Read More…]

by July 5, 2016 0 comments Sports, Sports - Top