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MLB Blog: 1914

April 9, 2014

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By MATTHEW MICHAELS STAFF WRITER One hundred years of baseball have come and gone since that eventful 1914 season when the best player ever made his debut, a historic landmark opened and a down-and-out team made an unbelievable comeback, so let’s take a look back at it. Nobody would have thought that chewing gum would become so important in baseball. In fact, the name Wrigley is synonymous with two things: gum and a be...

MLB Blog: Sign Them Up

April 2, 2014

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By MATTHEW MICHAELS STAFF WRITER Earlier in the offseason the best pitcher in baseball, Clayton Kershaw, signed a contract extension with the Dodgers. With elite free agents receiving constantly increasing massive contracts with lengthy options, teams are locking up their young talents before they ever reach the market. The best hitter and the best overall player both signed contracts that will keep them in their current ...

MLB Around the World

MLB Around the World

March 26, 2014

By MATTHEW MICHAELS STAFF WRITER When a soccer team wins the FIFA World Cup and a cyclist finishes first in the Tour de France, that team or that person is considered world champion. Given these examples, it se...

MLB Blog: The New Braves World

March 12, 2014

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By MATTHEW MICHAELS STAFF WRITER The Atlanta Braves have been the most consistently good team in the National League over the last few decades. A series of offseason moves have made them viable contenders again this year and for the foreseeable future. After a 96-win season that ended in playoff disappointment once again, the Braves are back to fighting for their first World Series win since 1995. The team re-signed flame-throwing...

MLB Blog: The Yankees’ New Look

February 19, 2014

By MATTHEW MICHAELS STAFF WRITER Following a disappointing 2013 which the Yankees missed the playoffs for just the second time since 1993, changes were obviously coming to New York. In a busy offseason, Br...

Squash Finishes Season With Hope For Next Year

Squash Finishes Season With Hope For Next Year

February 19, 2014

By MATTHEW MICHAELS STAFF WRITER The Rams traveled up to Cambridge, Mass. with a 9-9 record to participate in the College Squash Association Team Championship Tournament. Sophomore captain Paul Monaghan understoo...

Squash Grabs Win at Hudson Valley

February 12, 2014

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By MATTHEW MICHAELS STAFF WRITER The squash team completed its regular season in a big way, dominating its opponents and winning the Hudson Valley Tournament. Vassar College, in Poughkeepsie, N.Y. hosted the tournament where Fordham, Siena College, Bard College, University of Vermont and Gettysburg College competed. At No. 49 in the rankings, Fordham was the favorite to win the tournament, but the Rams were not a lock and...

Squash Returns to the Court

Squash Returns to the Court

February 5, 2014

By MATTHEW MICHAELS STAFF WRITER “Our goal is to go 2-2 this weekend,”captain Paul Monaghan said before last weekend’s matches kicked off. One of the matches was canceled, but with three opponents to face ...

MLB Blog: Safety First

February 5, 2014

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By MATTHEW MICHAELS STAFF WRITER Imagine releasing the ball and having approximately no time to react to five ounces of leather and rubber rocketing towards your face. Brandon McCarthy knows this experience. Imagine 200 pounds of solid man barreling towards you with the sole purpose of knocking you down. Buster Posey knows this experience. These are two of the dangerous injuries on the diamond in the past few years. Baseball,...

Alexander Kariotis and the Rock Opera Orchestra

February 5, 2014

By MATTHEW MICHAELS STAFF WRITER Rock and opera, two distinctly different musical styles, have been combined since the 1960s to form rock opera. With contributions to the genre from The Who, David Bowie, Queen and Genesis, it has focused more on...

Squash Loses Three of Four in Virginia

January 29, 2014

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By MATTHEW MICHAELS STAFF WRITER The first half of Fordham’s squash season provided some key moments and promised continued progress for the team. With a .500 record and some key victories under their belt, the Rams started their two month break after a match in mid-November. The men were back in action this past weekend as participants in the Virginia tournament. In Charlottesville, Va. Fordham struggled against tough...

Squash Goes 2-1 At Bard, Drops Finale at Home

Squash Goes 2-1 At Bard, Drops Finale at Home

November 20, 2013

By MATTHEW MICHAELS STAFF WRITER On a weekend packed with matches, the Fordham squash team had a great opportunity to show its skill. Overall, the weekend proved to be a success. The Rams split their fo...

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