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Grantland’s End Impairs Sports Journalism

Grantland’s End Impairs Sports Journalism

November 4, 2015

By Matthew Michaels On Oct. 30, ESPN abruptly announced that it was immediately discontinuing services of “Grantland,” one of a few websites the sports conglomerate owns. In its four year run, “Gra...

Terry Collins’ Fateful Decisions

Terry Collins’ Fateful Decisions

November 3, 2015

By Matthew Michaels “I let my heart get in the way of my gut,” Terry Collins announced to the media following Game Five of the World Series. He took responsibility after the New York Mets were eliminated by the ...

Fordham Needs to End Honorary Degrees

Fordham Needs to End Honorary Degrees

September 29, 2015

By Matthew Michaels Commencement is a wonderful time for all involved, most of all the students who have worked tirelessly for their degrees. Fordham, like many schools, has a keynote speaker who, along...

A Great Pitcher Makes Not a Great Teammate

A Great Pitcher Makes Not a Great Teammate

September 29, 2015

By Matthew Michaels Things were looking good for the Washington Nationals, the preseason World Series favorites. Despite a slow start to the season and an unexpected threat from the New York Mets, the Na...

Blue Jays Flying High

Blue Jays Flying High

September 22, 2015

By Matthew Michaels Rarely will a team that is 50-51 on July 28 make the playoffs, let alone be World Series favorites. However, the Blue Jays have done just that. There are a number of reasons why the T...

David Ortiz Hits 500th Home Run

David Ortiz Hits 500th Home Run

September 15, 2015

By Matthew Michaels 3000 hits. 300 wins. 500 home runs. Baseball loves round numbers and whenever a player reaches one of these milestones, the accomplished star is lauded redundant. However, one excl...

Remembering Oscar Taveras

Remembering Oscar Taveras

October 29, 2014

By Matthew Michaels Cardinals’ prospect Oscar Taveras died on Sunday. The 22-year-old had a promising future before a terrible tragedy cut his life short. While baseball fans were focused on gam...

MLB Blog: ALDS

MLB Blog: ALDS

October 8, 2014

By Matthew Michaels For most of the season, the Oakland Athletics were considered the best team in the majors, and for good reason. The Tigers were not as obvious a frontrunner, but they were not far ...

MLB Blog: A Season to Remember

MLB Blog: A Season to Remember

September 24, 2014

By Matthew Michaels Sandy Koukax’s stretch of greatness from 1961 to his sudden retirement in 1966 is the pinnacle of pitching, but another Los Angeles Dodgers hurler may have other ideas. Clayton Ke...

Orange Crushed

Orange Crushed

September 17, 2014

By Matthew Michaels During Chris Davis’ career year, which included 53 home runs, people began to insinuate that he was using performance-enhancing drugs. Many casual fans assumed his increased power...

For Once, the Royals Are Playing like Royalty

For Once, the Royals Are Playing like Royalty

September 10, 2014

By Matthew Michaels Lorde topped the charts of Billboard’s Hot 100 last October with her minimalistic “Royals.” The hit song denounces those who live a life of luxury. The New Zealand teenage...

MLB Blog: Surprising April Starts

April 30, 2014

Filed under Blogs, Sports

By MATTHEW MICHAELS STAFF WRITER The fourth week of the MLB regular season concluded on Sunday, and a look at the standings gives some interesting information. Few teams have pulled away from the pack, or fallen back well beyond the rest of their respective divisions. This is a testament to the parity building up around the league. With international signings, young talent, a plethora of pitching injuries and some surprising...

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