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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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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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Minor League Baseball Players: Chasing the Dream or Victims of Exploitation?

When we consider the term “professional baseball player”, most of us imagine a jet-setting major leaguer with an fat contract (an average of $4.47 million annually in 2017). In the United States and Canada, 750 players find themselves on big league rosters while approximately 6,175 toil in the minors hoping to beat the odds and […]

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