The Fordham Ram

Right for the Job

November 13, 2013

Filed under Baseball

By MATTHEW MICHAELS STAFF WRITER Before free agency takes off, the market for new managers went wild with the lure of several coveted after positions.  Here, I will look at the six newly introduced skippers. The 47-year-old Matt Williams was a great player in his own right, but his skills will not transfer well into success as the head of the Washington Nationals. The replacement for legendary manager Davey Johnson needs...

Squash Hopes to Improve on Last Year’s 6-14 Mark

November 6, 2013

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By MATTHEW MICHAELS STAFF WRITER   Fordham’s squash team is gearing up for the start of what is to be another exciting season. Head coach Bryan Patterson, in his fourth season at Fordham, is optimistic, and rightly so, about the progress of this program. “This year, we are much more of a squash team, as opposed to tennis players playing squash,” Patterson said. “Last season, one-third of the team was c...

Squash Opens Season On a High

November 6, 2013

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By MATTHEW MICHAELS STAFF WRITER   Fordham’s squash team began the 2013-2014 season on the right foot at the Hudson Valley Individual Championship. The tournaments, held at Vassar College, allowed the Rams to showcase their individual skills and team depth. In the A division, which featured each of the four schools’ top eight players, sophomore Kincade Webster, Fordham’s  No. 1, was able to cruise to the fin...

A St. Louis Championship is In the Cards

October 23, 2013

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By MATTHEW MICHAELS STAFF WRITER The men in red will be at it again. Game 1 of the World Series will be on Wednesday, Oct.23, as the Cardinals face the Red Sox in Boston. The rivalry started with their first matchup back in 1946, notable for Enos Slaughter’s Mad Dash that won the series. For the 1967 duel, Bob Gibson won three games to again give the Cardinals a seven game championship against the Sox. Boston eventually...

Attending Private Schools Not ‘Selfish’

Attending Private Schools Not ‘Selfish’

October 23, 2013

By MATTHEW MICHAELS Contributing Writer In a provocative article entitled “If You Send Your Kids to Private School, You Are a Bad Person: A Manifesto” on Slate, an online daily magazine, Allison Benedikt argues that people need to invest themselves in public schools. She says everyone, especially affluent parents, have a...

National League Awards

October 9, 2013

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By MATTHEW MICHAELS STAFF WRITER The playoffs are underway and it is time to look back on the regular season to see which players had the best individual years. MVP: Andrew McCutchen- After finishing third in the 2012 voting, many of McCutchen’s numbers(R, H, HR, RBI, SLG, OPS) declined this season. The main reason he is considered the unanimous favorite now is that the Pirates made the playoffs, and he is the heart,...

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