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MLB Commissioner Manfred needs to stop ruining America’s pastime

MLB Commissioner Manfred needs to stop ruining America’s pastime

March 1, 2017

Spring training just started for the 2017 MLB season, and new faces get roster invites in the hopes of ...

Proposed law could cripple the backbone of minor-league baseball

Proposed law could cripple the backbone of minor-league baseball

September 14, 2016

When fans think of professional athletes, they often group professionals together as highly-paid peopl...

MLB’s unwritten rules fight against diversity of the game

MLB’s unwritten rules fight against diversity of the game

March 7, 2016

Baseball has been around for ages and under constant change from the color barrier being broken to t...

Female analyst of MLB playoff game gets heat

Matt Johnson, Editor

October 15, 2015

Filed under Sports, The Cheap Seats

ESPN was a part of broadcasting history on Oct. 6 as Jessica Mendoza became the first woman television analyst during a major league baseball playoff game. This was a monumental moment for sports television and women who seek equality in the sports world. Mendoza took that first major step for women when she was on ESPN’s broa...

MLB: New Year, Old Faces in playoffs

Zach Hannigan, Staff Writer

March 19, 2014

Filed under Sports, The Cheap Seats

While the temperature starts to rise and the smell of fresh cut grass begins to fill the air, it can only mean one thing: baseball season. This year’s Major League Baseball season is starting like every other, with hopes of big league grandeur, but of course only one team gets to hoist the Commissioner’s trophy ...

TCS: Baseball loses a long-time practiced habit

Emily Collins, Connection Staff

April 10, 2013

Filed under Sports, The Cheap Seats

Seeing a batter spit as he approaches the plate or a pitcher nod to his catcher and spit before starting his wind-up is as much a part of baseball as peanuts and Cracker Jacks. It seems that most players on the field during a MLB game has a dip, or wad of smokeless chewing tobacco, in his mouth. “It’s been a part of baseball fo...

Officials are hurting sports with their whistles

Cody Durham, Connection Staff

October 18, 2012

Filed under The Cheap Seats

Referees are the police of the sports world. They enforce the rules of the game, make split-second decisions and prevent any team or player from exploiting aspects of the game, all from a neutral standpoint. Their sole purpose is to provide the fairest outcome possible within the parameters of the sport. However, do referees ab...

Baseball, hot dogs, apple pie and steroids

Baseball, hot dogs, apple pie and steroids

Zach Hannigan, Connection Staff

September 4, 2012

Filed under The Cheap Seats

When reports surfaced of San Francisco Giants outfielder Melky Cabrera’s drug use, the baseball world...

Small markets equal small ratings

Small markets equal small ratings

October 19, 2011

Babe Ruth once said, “Every kid grows up and dreams of being a New York Yankee.” Here is the problem:...

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