Baseball

Changing the game: NBA rules

Stop sending bad free-throw shooters to the line: Stephen Gill, Contributor Current “Hack-a-Shaq” rules give teams an alternative to actually playing defence when the other team has possession. Rather than creating a real defensive scheme, opposing coaches can just send poor free-throw shooters to the charity stripe whenever they please. The strategy […]

These aren’t your grandpa’s Cubs: From the curse of the billy goat to World Series champions

As third-baseman Kris Bryant fired the final out to first base, Chicago rejoiced. After 108-years, the Cubs shed themselves of the “Curse of the Billy Goat” and won the World Series. For generations, they were the loveable losers and they nearly let this one get away too. But now, the Cubs look poised to compete for the World Series for years to come. However, before Chicago fans start looking ahead, let’s look back at those 108 years of tribulation.

Former Montreal Expos Bill ‘Spaceman’ Lee revives his political career

Despite his strong sense of justice, it is tough to know when to take Lee seriously. A University of Southern California graduate, he is intelligent and funny—he appeared on the cover of High Times after he was indicted by the MLB for marijuana consumption. He is also perceptive—at a recent film screening of his biopic Spaceman, Lee implored questioners not to be caught on the wrong side of history, like a “dinosaur with his stubby arms close to his chest.” It was a comically apt image and message.

McGill Redmen walk off to third straight national championship

Redmen Baseball’s season ended with a bang—or, more specifically, the crack of Chris Stanford’s bat as he sent a pitch over the left field fence at Ahuntsic Park to claim McGill’s third straight national championship Sunday evening. McGill (15–1) opened the day with a semifinal victory against Saint Mary’s University […]