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.
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
Aaron Rose chats with renowned Sports Illustrated and CBS writer Jonah Keri––one of the best journalists in the business––about baseball and life outside of sports.
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 […]
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 […]
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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 […]
This is The Sport Authority, the McGill Tribune sports section's podcast. In Episode 1 Staff Writer Aaron Rose and Sports Editor Elie Waitzer get you prepared for the 2015-16 Toronto Blue Jays off-season amid swirling rumours swirling and a scorching hot stove. Will Marco Estrada be the first player ever to accept a […]