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Richard Funchess Mlb's Replay System Comes Up Short In The Alcs

MLB’s Replay System Comes Up Short in the ALCS

In the 2014 season, MLB made a much-needed change in the rules of baseball. The video replay system was expanded and made to help call the split-second calls that sometimes a quick glance can’t catch. The move was made after fans, players, and organizations called for a better way to judge these calls. Since then […]

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Boston Red Sox: First Team to 100 Wins in 2018

Let’s be honest, reaching 100 wins in a regular MLB season is no easy feat. On wednesday night, 9/12/18, the Red Sox did just that. They are the first team in 2018 to reach this milestone, feeding off of a very dominant season. There are very few who could be surprised by this based on […]

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Great MLB Stadiums

Few experiences are as memorable as walking into an MLB stadium and taking in the sights and sounds. From the brilliant green infield and outfield grass, the dazzling white chalk lines, the cathedral-like architecture, the crack of the bat and the indescribable sound of a baseball fired into a leather mitt, there’s simply nothing else […]

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A Brief History on American Baseball

Passed down through the generations, baseball has become a staple for many households throughout America. But how did the national pastime earn its prominence? While baseballs origins are generally disputed, evidence of a game played with a ball and a bat exists as early as the 1300s. In American history, baseball emerged prior to the […]

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Unspoken Do’s and Don’ts in Baseball

While every sport has its own quirks, baseball is ripe with it superstitions that drive how the games are played and how players behave and participate. Most of these rules are unwritten but have evolved into pivotal facets of the sport. Here’s a list of some unspoken do’s and don’ts of baseball.   What Not […]

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Podcasts for Sports Lovers Part II

Looking to stay up-to-date with your favorite sports leagues even while on the go? Podcasts are portable options for the sports fan looking to stay informed and entertained even away from the television set. Unsure of where to begin? Read one of my previous posts outlining some of the best sports podcasts, and if you […]

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The Best Books for Baseball Fans

For many baseball fans, their support of the sport does not wean once the television has been shut off and the stadium stands cleared. Baseball has been a favored sport for viewing and has grown in popularity for reading as well. Here are five books baseball fans should get their hands on today. The Glory […]

Richard Funchess Podcasts for Sports Lovers

Podcasts for Sports Lovers

Sports media comes in many forms of mediums: radio, internet, television, and now even podcasts. Similar to that of the radio, sports podcasts are produced for a low cost and are broadcasted to the public. Here’s a list of some of the best sports podcasts of today. Ring Rust Radio Fans of WWE will rave […]

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1978: A World Series to Remember, Continued

Continued from my last blog… The Wheels Fall Off the Trolley Dodger Although years removed from their time in Brooklyn, there were still hundreds of New York residents who worshiped the Dodgers. Although the series was tied at 2-2, there was a sense of urgency missing from the LA dugout. It was as if one […]

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1978: A World Series to Remember

The 1978 World Series turned out to be an unexpected repeat of the previous year’s battle between the New York Yankees and the Los Angeles Dodgers. During the 1977 six-game series the two teams traded shifting momentum. LA actually outscored New York by two more total runs, but the Yankees took the series 4-2. This […]

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