1. Signs Of Spring: What to Watch For During Spring Training

    Pitchers and catchers report tomorrow, and so begins the first day of Spring Training. After a long winter of lackluster storylines about so-and-so’s training regimen or off-the-field ...

    Kimie Bunyasaranand Written by Kimie Bunyasaranand about over 3 years ago 102 reads 0 comments

  2. NFL, NBA Lockouts Loom in 2011 as Owners and Players Remain Deadlocked

    The odds that 2011 will be without a pro basketball or football season are growing stronger by the day. Both the NBA and NFL face expiring collective bargaining agreements, and the prospects of reaching a consensus in either league look bleak...

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  3. Running Is, Above All, a Mental Sport

    It’s the part of gym classes and sports practices people hate. It’s the part you do because the coach says you have to—a means of getting to the more enjoyable end of the actual game and competition itself...

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  4. Road to the Pennant: Top 10 Must-Do's for National League Playoff Teams

    A 162-game season came down to the last game. The Phillies and Reds clinched their divisions early on, but the NL West and Wild Card spots came down to the wire...

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  5. Derek Jeter's Hit-By-Pitch: An Oscar-Winning Performance?

    Derek Jeter has dated his fair share of actresses and women with a flair for the dramatic—Mariah Carey, Jessica Alba, and Minka Kelly. During last Wednesday’s game against the Rays, Jeter got to play a role in the acting as well...

    Kimie Bunyasaranand Written by Kimie Bunyasaranand about almost 5 years ago 529 reads 2 comments

  6. Braves Drop Final Game Against Cards, Fall One Game Behind Phillies in East

    With three weeks left in the season, division races in the National League are heating up. Earlier today, the Giants’ win over the Padres moved them into a tie for first in the West, ...

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  7. Boise State Broncos Live Up to the Hype, Beat Virginia Tech Hokies, 33-30

    Boise State entered tonight’s game as the underdog in a sense, although they ranked third compared to their opponent, 10th-ranked Virginia Tech...

    Kimie Bunyasaranand Written by Kimie Bunyasaranand about 4 years ago 733 reads 5 comments

  8. Baseball & Economics: Are the Pirates a Paragon of Financial Success?

    The Pittsburgh Pirates have not had a winning season since 1992. That's nearly twenty years. But recently leaked financial documents indicate that perhaps a different kind ...

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  9. MLB To Lose Two Extraordinary Managers in Lou Piniella, Bobby Cox

    Some take the hard-hand, run-suicides-until-you-puke approach. Some give the motivational “Go get ‘em” speech. Some throw you in the fire and force you to fight...

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  10. Is Chipper Jones Hall of Fame Material?

    If Cooperstown is meant to be a place for players that demonstrate a certain standard and integrity, and in doing so serve as role models to others, Chipper Jones has my vote...

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  11. Shifting Identities: The Dilemma of the Minor Leagues

    Minor league baseball teams. The farm system. Feeding grounds for the big leagues. Where young, promising kids are groomed into legitimate, professional athletes...

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  12. Jim Joyce: A Perfectly Human Call

    In the wake of umpire Jim Joyce’s missed call in the Tigers-Indians game that cost Tigers pitcher Armando Galarraga a perfect game, arguments for increasing the use of instant replay in baseball have resurfaced with renewed intensity...

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  13. Battery Mates: The Curious Relationship Between Pitchers and Catchers

    The intimate interplay between a pitcher and catcher is a unique kind of relationship, unmatched by duos in any other sport...

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  14. Braves' Bats Come Alive in Win Against Phillies

    With a little over a week left in Spring Training, Tim Hudson faced Phillies' No. 3 starter, J.A. Happ in what could be a preview of the race for the lead in the NL East...

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  15. Superstitions in Sports

    Why does it seem like sports superstitions are so intense and exaggerated compared to others? From a fan's perspective, it's a way to make you feel like you have agency in something ...

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  16. Torii Hunter: Insensitive Racist Or Justified Hot Shot?

    Recent comments by Angels' outfielder Torii Hunter on trends in the racial makeup of Major League baseball players have sparked heated controversy...

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  17. El Superclásico: Boca Juniors v. River Plate

    Outside of Latin America, it's one of the more under-the-radar sports rivalries, but in my books, the Superclásico between Boca Juniors and River Plate trumps anything a Yankees-Red Sox, Army-Navy or even Barça-Real game can bring...

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  18. The Hype About Heyward: A Legend in The Making?

    Before he had seen a single pitch in Spring Training, Jason Heyward was a legend. Signed by the Braves in the 2007 draft, the left-handed outfielder was ranked the No. 1 prospect by Baseball America for the 2010 season...

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  19. It's Not All in The Money

    The New Jersey Nets' 2009/2010 payroll is just under $60 million. Nearly three-quarters of the way into an 82-game season, they've won 7 games. The Cleveland Cavaliers, winners of 49 games, have a team payroll of $83...

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  20. Taking the National Pastime Back to the Past

    Thinking about how the game of baseball has evolved over time is somewhat upsetting to me for a number of reasons. It's an odd attitude to have, given that I'm not even old enough to remember ...

    Kimie Bunyasaranand Written by Kimie Bunyasaranand about over 4 years ago 59 reads 2 comments