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Kyler Murray’s Choice: Baseball or Football

A few weeks ago, baseball player for the Oklahoma Sooners, Kyler Murray, won the Heisman Trophy. His win started a discussion amongst avid sports fans, baseball and football alike, on whether Murray should continue his career in baseball or focus on a career in football, for which he plays quarterback very well and enjoys. Ben […]

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MLB Makes MGM An Official Partner

Earlier this year, the MLB legalized betting on games. This has been a long-awaited turn of events in the MLB as well as other sports, such as the NBA and NHL. Along with this change, the MLB has announced a partnership with MGM Resorts International as the official gaming and entertainment partner for the MLB. […]

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The Oakland Athletics Reveal New Stadium Plans

The current home of the Oakland Athletics, the Oakland Coliseum, should serve its last season as the home stadium in 2022 for the team. The organization has announced that a new baseball stadium will be built for the team, and if everything goes to plan, the stadium will debut in the 2023 season. The stadium […]

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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 […]


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 […]


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 […]


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 […]

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