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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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Baseball’s last bad boy: Saying goodbye to Alex Rodriguez

This past week—as Alex Rodriguez sat fighting to hold back tears—I couldn’t stop singing “Ding-Dong the Witch is Dead!” In the most unorthodox manner, Rodriguez announced that he will be retiring from baseball. He never actually used the word ‘retirement,’ rather it was more of a press conference to announce the Yankees were releasing him and paying… Keep Reading

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Big Papi prepares to walk off for good

Big Papi. The nickname captures the ‘substantial’ meaning of not only the boisterous charisma of David Ortiz, but also his illustrious history of hitting in the clutch. Last week, Ortiz announced that this would be his final season in the MLB. After 19 years in the league—13 spent in Boston—he will retire as one of… Keep Reading

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Redmen repeat as CCBA champions

McGill Redmen Baseball (23-6-1) defeated the Holland College Hurricanes 4-1 on Sunday to clinch their second consecutive Canadian Collegiate Baseball Association (CCBA) Championship.  The victory marked McGill’s fifth overall national baseball title, having won three championships in the old Canadian Intercollegiate Baseball Association (CIBA). This victory, however, was the first time the Redmen have defended… Keep Reading

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MLB Superlatives

1. Most likely to inject the blood of Zeus into his ACL at the Fall Solstice… Marcus Stroman 2. Most likely to actually be Zeus… LaTroy Hawkins   3. Most likely to bring a roast boar into the batter’s box… Evan Gattis 4. Most likely to be a baseball… Bartolo Colon 5. Most likely to get… Keep Reading

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Behind The Bench: A September to remember for Marcus Stroman

The last time the Toronto Blue Jays were atop the AL East this late in the regular season, the European Union did not exist, Billboard’s No. 1 song was Whitney Houston’s “I Will Always Love You,” and Liam Neeson was nominated for an Academy Award. Since the transcendent 1993 World Series team, injury, sub-par play,… Keep Reading

Josh Donaldson and Mike Trout fight
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Point Counterpoint: AL MVP Debate

The AL MVP debate has the Tribune Sports baseball experts charged up. Adrian Knowler thinks Josh Donaldson has the award locked down, but Sason Ross is not ready to count defending MVP Mike Trout out of the conversation. Click each perspective to read more Josh Donaldson Adrian Knowler At this time last year, the American… Keep Reading

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