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Keeping History Alive at Old-Timers’ Day

Keeping History Alive at Old-Timers’ Day

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 in[Read More…]

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

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

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 pitched[Read More…]

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The Waning Relevancy of an Honest Game

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 player[Read More…]

The Year of the No-Hitter

The Year of the No-Hitter

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 be[Read More…]

Guilty Woes of Being a Sox Fan

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 Sox[Read More…]

The Curious Case of Courtois’ Clause

Atlético Madrid has been the surprise of European football this season. After years and years of Barcelona and Real Madrid battling for Spanish supremacy without even a thought to other challengers, the small, cash-strapped club has stormed into the fray to break the stranglehold. Atlético currently enjoys a slim, late[Read More…]

by April 25, 2014 0 comments Sports, Sports Columns

Decisions That Changed Sports

My favorite column from Bill Simmons, the sportswriter whom I read the most, is his “What If” NBA column from 2008, in which he outlines 15 of the biggest chains of events in recent NBA history. Here, I’m doing my own “What If” column with an example from each of[Read More…]

by April 25, 2014 0 comments Sports, Sports Columns

Spieth Impresses as Masters Debutant

Bubba Watson won his second Masters Tournament in the last three years after an impressive showing Sunday, finishing the day three under par and the tournament at eight under par. But in many regards, the 20 year-old Jordan Spieth stole the show and gave a peek into what the future[Read More…]

by April 15, 2014 0 comments Sports, Sports Columns

NHL 1st-Round Predictions

Tomorrow the “third half” — the Stanley Cup Playoffs — of the NHL season begins. The Stanley Cup Playoffs are a grueling two-month meat grinder of skill and endurance. With the first round getting underway we decided to share with you our picks. The first round is arguably the most[Read More…]

by April 15, 2014 0 comments Sports, Sports Columns

Player’s Insights Prove Valuable

Last week, outspoken Seattle Seahawks cornerback Richard Sherman wrote a piece for mmqb.si.com about his childhood friend DeSean Jackson. Jackson, who was cut from the Philadelphia Eagles two weeks ago and signed by the rival Washington Redskins, has been facing questioning about his possible gang ties to the Crips in[Read More…]

by April 11, 2014 0 comments Sports, Sports Columns