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Fixing Baseball’s War on Fun

Fixing Baseball’s War on Fun

March 28, 2017

By Matthew Michaels Following an exciting and successful World Baseball Classic in which the relatively boring United States team came out victorious, the question of how to make MLB more interesting has resurfaced....

The Truth in Politics Should Not Be So Elusive

The Truth in Politics Should Not Be So Elusive

February 22, 2017

By Matthew Michaels “There was truth and there was untruth, and if you clung to the truth even against the whole world, you were not mad.” This quote comes from George Orwell’s 1984. Charles Manson could tell his followers anyt...

Betances and Arbitration

Betances and Arbitration

February 21, 2017

By Matthew Michaels One of the greatest questions all teams will try to answer over the next few years is the best usage of relief pitchers. We have seen a recent shift in how premium arms are used out of the bullpen over the last several seas...

Sluggers for Sale

Sluggers for Sale

February 7, 2017

By Matthew Michaels   A decade after the Steroid Era concluded, and in the midst of an era of all-time high strikeout rates, batters who can mash should be a hot commodity on the market. However, home runs were plentiful...

Cause for Celebration in Chi-Town

Cause for Celebration in Chi-Town

November 9, 2016

By Matthew Michaels  Misery does not endure eternally. If you want proof, talk to a Cubs fan. Chicago’s lovable losers became America’s heartthrob, and with their backs against the wall, the Cubs did not...

Retiring MLB’s Racist Caricature of Chief Wahoo

Retiring MLB’s Racist Caricature of Chief Wahoo

November 9, 2016

By Matthew Michaels  Major League Baseball was on full display, as a tension-filled and exciting playoffs culminated in a dramatic win for the Chicago Cubs over the Cleveland Indians in a World Series that went on for a full seven ga...

Time to Forgive Steve Bartman

October 26, 2016

By Matthew Michaels Sports fans understand the thrill of victory, the elusive and fleeting feeling that comes when the team you support comes out victorious. In sports, only one feeling is more intense ...

Evading Taxes: The Twisted American Dream

Evading Taxes: The Twisted American Dream

October 19, 2016

By Matthew Michaels “That makes me smart.” This was Donald Trump’s response to Hillary Clinton’s accusation during the first presidential debate that he did not pay federal taxes for ...

Remembering Jose Fernandez

Remembering Jose Fernandez

September 28, 2016

By Jack McLoone No one had more fun playing baseball than Jose Fernandez. That I just used “had” to talk about a 24-year old is the saddest thing I have ever had to write. When writing about any hot bu...

The Third Baseman Era

The Third Baseman Era

September 22, 2016

By Matthew Michaels We are unknowing witnesses to a bright spot in baseball history in regards to third base. The hot corner stands alone as the least represented position in Cooperstown, but in the modern game, elite t...

Safe Spaces: Sanctuaries From Harrassmesnt

Safe Spaces: Sanctuaries From Harrassmesnt

September 14, 2016

By Matthew Michaels Those who argue that safe spaces are part of a liberal agenda propagated by the “PC-police” unwittingly argue for people to feel unsafe. Safe spaces have historically been places ...

A Tribute to Vin Scully

A Tribute to Vin Scully

September 6, 2016

By Matthew Michaels  As the visionary class of 2020 embarks on its journey to lead Fordham into an ever brighter future, the dodransbicentennial is as good a time as any to reflect on the men and women of the pa...

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