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Sports Column: Rob Manfred Takes Steps Toward Ruining Baseball

Quinn Salkind, Staff Reporter
February 25
Filed under SPORTS

As Major League Baseball and its commissioner Rob Manfred look to speed up the pace of play, a new rule has been implemented for the 2017 season. The new rule changes the way a batter is intentionally walked (given a free trip to first base), also referred to as an IBB: intentional base on balls. Instead...

World Series Recap: A Royal Redemption

Alec Rainsford, Staff Reporter
November 12
Filed under SPORTS

The story of the 2015 world champion Kansas City Royals is a story of perseverance. It is a story of determination and an unwillingness to give in. This year, following a Cinderella playoff run, which ended at the hands of Madison Bumgarner and the San Francisco Giants, the Royals have redeemed themselves...

MLB regional season preview

Kyle Flannery
April 16
Filed under SPORTS

Opening day was last Monday, so maybe I'm cheating a little bit by previewing the MLB Season now, but here are a few predictions with the caveat that I've been able to glimpse a few games. Let's start with the reigning San Franciscan champions. After winning three out of the last five World Series, the...

From here to there

Garrett Atkinson
October 16
Filed under SPORTS, Weekend Recaps

Many people who play sports will say that the best part is that it teaches them all sorts of invaluable lessons. Sometimes, though, learning a few lessons doesn't require play; for example, simply following the sports world over the weekend of Oct. 4 would have sufficed. By the end of the weekend,...

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