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What I have learned over the first two weeks of the 2018 MLB season

We’re two weeks into the 2018 season, and already there have been some quite surprising developments. Firstly, the Dodgers are struggling. A team that came within one game of winning its first World Series championship since 1988 was the overwhelming ...

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MLB pace of play changes, a source of my ire

Look, I get it, ok? I do. But that doesn’t mean I have to like it. See, over the past several years, Major League Baseball has made a priority speeding up the pace of the game. Being the baseball junkie ...

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Free agent wasteland. Where do the survivors go?

This offseason in Major League Baseball has been a peculiar one to say the least, especially in the realm of free agency. Pitchers and catchers have now begun to report to their respective training camps all across baseball and yet ...

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Former Diamond ‘Dogs in the Majors

Aaron Judge — New York Yankees  Judge earned the starting right field job coming out of spring training for his rookie year. He was called up to the Yankees last season in August and hit a home run in his ...

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The poetic postseason possibilities of America’s favorite pastime

The 2016 Major League Baseball postseason is arguably the most poetic that this or any generation has seen since 1903 when the first World Series was played. With the San Francisco Giants having been eliminated by the Chicago Cubs last ...

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José Fernández: Gone too young

The Miami Marlins organization and baseball fans everywhere received heartbreaking news early Sunday morning after ace pitcher. José Fernández was killed in a boating accident off the coast of Florida. He was just 24 years old. Fernández and two others ...

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Vin Scully: A humble ending of an iconic career

Vin Scully, 88, is not worried about the Los Angeles Dodgers baseball franchise suffering without him. “A year or so, however long it takes, you’ll be history, and I know that,” Scully said in an interview with the Los Angeles ...

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Astros front office meets Fresno fans

The Fresno Grizzlies’ transition as the Houston Astros’ Triple-A affiliate got a big push Thursday night when the team unveiled designs for new home uniforms and held a meet-and-greet between fans and the Astros’ front office. The Grizzlies, who ended ...

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‘Moneyball’ yet to affect managers

The most memorable scene of “Moneyball,” the recently released Brad Pitt flick on Oakland A’s general manager Billy Beane’s efforts to build a winning team with a small budget, was when a plethora of “old school” A’s scouts gathered around a table with an exasperated Beane to talk about how to build the next season’s team.

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October is meant for sports

The well-rounded sports enthusiast loves life right now. While I don’t consider myself “well-rounded” in sports, mostly because I only like NASCAR for the drivers’ names, I fall asleep before the fourth inning of a baseball game,and tennis is only ...

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Commish for a day

I love baseball. I grew up rooting for the Atlanta Braves.

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Academics on the rise for ’Dogs

The men’s basketball and baseball teams at Fresno State face continued penalties for failing to meet the minimum score on the NCAA’s Academic Progress Rate (APR).

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