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Happy 100th Birthday, Wrigley Field

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Happy Birthday Wrigley Field, may you never change in spirit or location. May the ivy ever grow Happy Birthday Wrigley Field. May the ivy grow ever green and verdant, and the stiff winds blow ever from the Southwest (but only when the Cubs are at bat). Read More »

Baseball’s Indisputable Truth – Hank Aaron’s Home Run Record Is the Real One

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Hank Aaron holds MLB’s all-time homer record; another guy named Barry Bonds has higher numbers but his achievement will be forever questioned with an asterisk. Read More »

Baseball’s Opening Day – New Drug Policy Described As Toughest Ever

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Players are going to think twice about rubbing that “crème” on their limbs, taking suspicious cough medicines, or popping pills any stronger than a baby aspirin. Read More »

My Solution to the 2014 Winter Olympics Problem No One Discusses

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While Olympic officials won’t say this, the Winter Olympics are primarily for the wealthiest and most developed countries. However, this doesn’t need to be the case anymore. Read More »

Book Review: ‘Joe & Marilyn: A Memory of Love’ by Roger Kahn

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It's disappointing that Kahn spent so much time on DiMaggio's baseball career and very little on Joe and Marilyn. Read More »

MLB Expands Use of Instant Replay – Changing the Essence of the Game

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Either you love this development, or you feel like I do that we are moving farther away from the game we know and love. Read More »

‘New York Post’ Jacoby Ellsbury Headline Offensive

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I believe the newspaper and its chairman Rupert Murdoch owe Ellsbury and the Native American community a sincere and public apology. Read More »

The Red Sox Win Their First World Series Title at Fenway Park Since 1918

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The Red Sox completed its incredible 2013 season by beating the St. Louis Cardinals in six games to capture its third World Series title in 10 seasons. Read More »

Inside John Lackey’s Successful 2013 ALCS Debut for the Red Sox

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The veteran right-hander's unexpected victory over Justin Verlander and the Detroit Tigers is his biggest one yet in a Boston uniform. Read More »

Sensational Starting Pitching: The Dominant Theme So Far in the 2013 ALCS & NLCS

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Emerging star rookies (Wacha), veterans (Sanchez) and Cy Young Award winners (Kershaw) have quieted powerful offenses early on in both leagues' championship series. Read More »