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10 Things: Trades

With the passing of the NBA and NHL trade deadlines, along with the NFL’s new league year, here are ten trades that changed the sports' landscape. Keep Reading

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Alleged steroid players exiting hall of fame purgatory

Four years after the 1994 MLB lockout hinted at baseball’s impending financial death, Mark McGwire and Sammy Sosa resuscitated the game with an electrifying race past Roger Maris’ single season homerun record. The 1998 season marked a rebirth for baseball, but a revival underscored by rampant, unsupervised, and unpunished steroid use. Keep Reading

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MLB collective bargaining agreement explained

Following a baseball season defined by the curse-breaking Cubs victory at the World Series, the looming threat of a player’s union strike in the MLB may further challenge to the status quo. The current collective bargaining agreement (CBA) dispute could lead to the first lockout in the MLB since the infamous 1994-95 strike that cancelled… Keep Reading

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The end of an era: Saying goodbye to David Ortiz

On Oct. 10, 2016, David Ortiz played his last Major League Baseball game. For nearly two decades, Big Papi’s charismatic personality, on field success, and philanthropic work were a constant reminder that athletic success and class can work in tandem.  The greatest designated hitter (DH) of all time, Ortiz retires alongside Babe Ruth, Reggie Jackson,… Keep Reading

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MLB Awards

American League Awards Weiyu Dang MVP: Mike Trout ( Centre fielder, Los Angeles Angels) Logically, Trout must win the MVP. He’s been the best player in the MLB for five years; however, the voters are largely establishment cronies and it’s possible he’ll lose because the Angels had a bad season. While Mookie Betts was putting up… 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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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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