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MLB commissioner Rob Manfred (above) made headlines this week, announcing that the sports league was $8.3 billion in debt. (Courtesy of Twitter)

MLB’s Abysmal Debt Makes Upcoming CBA Crucial

October 28, 2020

MLB’s newfound debt crisis makes its upcoming CBA negotiations with the Players’ Association all the more pivotal.

Mets fans are very excited about the impending ownership of Steve Cohen (above). (Courtesy of Twitter)

Dear Cohen Claus…

October 28, 2020

Steve Cohen will soon be the new owner of the Mets. He’ll need to make an immediate impression.

If health and safety protocols are not properly enforced, it will be quite some time before we see stadiums filled to full capacity once again. (Courtesy of Flickr)

Beyond the Scoreboard: Do We Need Fans in the Stands?

October 21, 2020

It also baffles me that at some point watching these games with fans in the stands, you will inevitably witness portions of spectators not adhering to safety protocols such as keeping your mask on and staying socially distant from others.

Cardboard cutouts took the place of fans this season in Major League Baseball. (Courtesy of Twitter)

How to Remember 2020 Baseball

September 30, 2020

The 2020 baseball season was one the likes of which we will never see again. But how should we remember it?

Aaron Judge and Giancarlo Stanton (above) have been injured for significant parts of the year for the Yankees. (Courtesy of Twitter)

A Bronx Bummer

September 16, 2020

Injuries and struggles have plagued the Yankees this season to the tune of a record that has fallen below expectations.

Mookie Betts (above) signed a 12-year, $365 million deal with the Dodgers last week. (Courtesy of Flickr)

Mookie Betts Signs a 12 Year, $365 Million Extension With the Los Angeles Dodgers

July 31, 2020

On July 22, news broke of Mookie Betts and his massive contract with the Los Angeles Dodgers, totaling $365 million over 12 years. When including his original contract for the 2020 season (worth $27 mill...

Major League Baseball is on hold for all the wrong reasons. (Courtesy of Flickr)

What’s The Frequency, Baseball?

June 14, 2020

We regret to inform you that, during a global pandemic that has killed over 115,000 Americans and left at least 21 million people unemployed, Major League Baseball’s players and owners are squabbling over ...

Jake MacKenzie (above) is off to the Boston Red Sox organization. (Courtesy of Fordham Athletics)

MacKenzie to Red Sox, Stankiewicz to Twins as Undrafted Free Agents

June 14, 2020

Despite the team’s season being canceled, Fordham Baseball saw two of its own make the leap to the professional ranks this weekend. Senior infielder Jake MacKenzie, who hit .306 in over two season...

Former Red Sox manager Alex Cora (above) was given a year-long suspension for his role in the Astros' 2017 sign-stealing scandal. (Courtesy of Flickr)

The Astros Cheating Scandal: A Retrospective

April 23, 2020

It’s over. The saga that has gripped the baseball world since November 2019 has finally come to an end. The story began when The Athletic’s Ken Rosenthal and Evan Drellich reported the details of the Hou...

Former Astro Evan Gattis (above) has publicly shown remorse for his team's actions in 2017. (Courtesy of Flickr)

“We Obviously Cheated Baseball”: Thank You, Evan Gattis

April 19, 2020

“Everybody wants to be the best player in the f---ing world, man … and we cheated that, for sure, and we obviously cheated baseball and cheated fans, fans felt duped. I feel bad for fans.” Evan...

Nick Labella (above) helped lead Fordham to a weekend sweep over Iona. (Courtesy of Fordham Athletics)

Baseball Outscores Iona 33-3 in Weekend Sweep

March 11, 2020

Fordham Baseball dominated Iona from start to finish this week and pushed its win streak to eight games.

The Houston Astros have a lot to worry about coming into 2020, and some of it is really quite alarming. (Courtesy of Flickr)

Houston’s Got a Real Problem

March 4, 2020

The baseball season is officially a couple weeks away, and I’m pretty sure 29 of the 30 teams can’t wait for it to begin.

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