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Leading Off: Five headlines entering the 2018 MLB season

Opening Day is almost here. Pause and read that last sentence once more. It’s a great feeling, isn’t it? Before 2,430 regular season baseball games begin this Thursday, it’s impossible to comment on every factoid or piece of news heading into the season. So here’s a couple slices for you to munch on as we … Continue reading

A dream come true

Sept. 25, 2014, is a day I’ll never forget. Seven months beforehand, on Feb. 12, 2014 – another date I’ll never forget – New York Yankees captain Derek Jeter announced his retirement via Facebook. I was in my final semester at John Carroll University, hanging out in the student paper newsroom between classes when I … Continue reading

Death of a pastime

  Let me be clear: Jose Ureña’s first pitch, 97 MPH fastball chucked directly at Braves rookie phenom Ronald Acuña Jr. to open Wednesday night’s game was absolute bullshit. Any troglodyte who even considers defending Ureña’s petulant and obviously-intentional HBP cannot be taken seriously. Ureña could have ended Acuña’s season, if not career, all because he … Continue reading

MLB Quarter-season Quick Hits

We’re one quarter of the way through the 2018 MLB season, with each team having already played in the neighborhood of 40 of its 162 games. On one hand, it seems as though the first quarter of the season has come-and-gone in the blink of an eye. On the other, we still have 120-plus games … Continue reading