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John Healy
October 07, 2019 - 1:05 pm
Home runs may be flying out of major league ballparks at an alarming rate, but there are still few greater thrills in sports than a clutch postseason home run. The past decade certainly had some hair-raising home runs in October, and the advent of social media has helped expand the reach and...
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John Healy
October 06, 2019 - 9:00 am
The Minnesota Twins turned to their unlikeliest of sources to try and stop their 14-game postseason losing streak in former Uber driver-turned-starter Randy Dobnak in Saturday's Game 2. Yet, Dobnak could not give them a, er, lift. He lasted just two-plus innings, allowing six hits and charged with...
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John Healy
October 03, 2019 - 12:38 pm
Nothing quite matches the intensity of October baseball, with every pitch carrying weighted meaning. While pressure moments can sometimes bring out the best, it can also bring out the worst in players and teams. Over the last decade, there have been several moments and series where teams have...
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John Healy
September 30, 2019 - 1:43 pm
The MLB playoffs have arrived and the matchups are set as 10 teams will get the chance to become World Series champions. A new champion will be crowned this year, too, as the Boston Red Sox will not get the chance to defend their title. There are still plenty of familiar faces, and some new ones,...
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John Healy
September 29, 2019 - 9:45 am
There’s a new rookie home run king in town. Mets first baseman Pete Alonso blasted his major league-leading 53rd home run of the season on Saturday against the Atlanta Braves, breaking the previous rookie record of 52 set by Yankees slugger Aaron Judge in 2017. Alonso, the National League...
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Ben Krimmel
September 26, 2019 - 7:12 am
Former Washington Nationals slugger Bryce Harper had endured the taunts from his former fans throughout the season and said and did next to nothing. That was until the eighth inning Wednesday at Nationals Park when he reached his thumb behind him and pointed to the name on the back of his jersey...
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Jordan Cohn
September 25, 2019 - 9:25 am
Of all the things that could possibly bring stress to a high profile sports agent, a wet first base isn’t a likely suspect. But when Kris Bryant slipped on the bag while hustling to beat out a double play and suffered a potentially season-ending injury, perhaps no one was as outraged as Bryant’s...
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John Healy
September 19, 2019 - 3:52 am
New York Yankees pitcher CC Sabathia pitched his final regular season game at Yankee Stadium on Wednesday as the Bombers' 39-year-old veteran southpaw finishes his final MLB season after a 19-year career. Earlier in 2019 he joined an exclusive club when he became the 17th player in major league...
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John Healy
September 12, 2019 - 8:13 am
On the 18th anniversary of the Sept. 11 attacks, the New York Mets found a special way to honor the victims, courtesy of rookie first baseman Pete Alonso. The 24-year-old ordered custom cleats with different designs, many of which had either a red, white and blue theme, or the New York City skyline...
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August 26, 2019 - 9:49 am
Not all athletes go on to have long careers in the sports they play, and even the great ones are sometimes forced to step away from the game they love while in the midst of their prime. Whether it is injuries, illness or their heart just is not in it anymore, many promising, even Hall of Fame...
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