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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. Keep Reading

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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 (9–10), in which they showed… Keep Reading

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The end of an era: A tribute to the great Vin Scully

When Vin Scully first started broadcasting Dodgers games in 1950, baseball had just desegregated. Mickey Mantle and Hank Aaron were the league’s MVPs and New York had three baseball teams. Dodgers games took place in Brooklyn, far from the current swashbuckling, free-spending Los Angeles iteration of the team. In those days, Vinnie’s voice was the… Keep Reading

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Redmen Baseball walks off against rival Concordia

Starting pitcher Henry Dennis, second-year Arts, had a difficult second inning, hitting Concordia’s Daniel Paklarian and walking Alex Hall and Matthew Litwin to load the bases. He subsequently surrendered his only hit of the game—a left field double that scored three—to catcher Dario Vincelli. Keep Reading

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Alex Rodriguez’s exit and flawed idealism

Of all superstar retirements, Alex “A-Rod” Rodriguez’s exit was one of the strangest and most understated; the career of the imperfect baseball icon came to an end in the middle of a mediocre New York Yankee season. Rodriguez, the most intriguing and unique—if not the most talented—Yankee, never received the uncontested reverence of other Yankee… Keep Reading

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