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A new chapter begins for NY Mets Baseball

Mets fans haven't had much to celebrate as of late, but their fortunes could change after the team was purchased by the billionaire hedge fund manager Steve Cohen (Jim McIsaac/Getty Images/TNS)
The New York Mets Baseball team has found a new majority owner in hedge fund manager Steve Cohen
November 12, 2020

Mets fans, rejoice!  New Yorkers have endured decades of frustrating seasons under the ownership of father and son duo Fred and Jeff Wilpon. The Wilpons heavily invested in Bernie Madoff’s Ponzi...

MLB: Dodgers win a strange World Series

The Rays-Dodgers matchup was close until the end, but Los Angeles came out on top
October 29, 2020

The Los Angeles Dodgers were crowned World Series champs on Tuesday night after defeating the Tampa Bay Rays 3-1 in Game 6. Dodgers SS Corey Seager was named World Series MVP after recording eight total...

Two top seeds set to face off in World Series

Los Angeles and Tampa Bay will soon lock horns on baseball’s biggest stage
October 22, 2020

The final stage is set. After two back-and-forth league championship series which tested the depths of both rosters in a pair of game sevens, only two final teams remain. The 2020 World Series will be...

Four teams remain in MLB postseason

Pitcher Blake Snell has been crucial to Tampa Bay's success (Daniel A. Varela/Miami Herald/TNS)
October 15, 2020

It’s down to just four. When the first pitch of the 2020 MLB playoffs was thrown, just over two weeks ago, on Sept. 29, for the first time in Major League Baseball history, there were 16 teams. Now,...

David meets Goliath in Major League Baseball

David meets Goliath in Major League Baseball
October 15, 2020

After losing Friday night, the New York Yankees were eliminated from the postseason, thereby failing to claim their elusive 28th World Series title for the 11th year in a row. This year, it wasn’t the...

MLB’s Wild Card Series lives up to hype

MLB’s Wild Card Series lives up to hype
October 8, 2020

Last week, 16 of Major League Baseball’s 30 ball clubs faced off in the first ever batch of Wild Card Series.  This unprecedented set of series came as a result of the playoff expansion agreed...

October’s back, welcome to post-season baseball

October’s back, welcome to post-season baseball
October 1, 2020

As the leaves begin to fall and the temperature starts dropping, it’s time for playoff baseball. In a year when there has been so much uncertainty as to whether there would even be a baseball season,...

An unusual post-season awaits MLB

Luke Voit (59) of the New York Yankees celebrates with Gary Sanchez (24) after hitting his second 3-run home run of the game in the fifth inning against the Baltimore Orioles at Yankee Stadium on Sept. 11, 2020 in New York City. (Mike Stobe/Getty Images/TNS)
September 17, 2020

With the normal 162-game season abbreviated to 60, Commissioner Rob Manfred announced in late July that under the revised post-season format, half the teams in each league would qualify for the playoffs....

Mets legend Tom Seaver passes away at age 75

Hall of Famer Tom Seaver is introduced at Clark Sports Center during the Baseball Hall of Fame induction ceremony on July 24, 2011 in Cooperstown, New York.  (Jim McIsaac/Getty Images/TNS)
September 10, 2020

On Thursday, Sept. 3, the Mets took the field for their game against the Yankees. Each of the Met’s players ran out of the dugout, their right knees all symbolically dirtied with mud. This was the way...

MLB struggles to keep COVID-19 in check

Austin Riley (27) of the Atlanta Braves throws to first to force out Christian Vazquez (7) of the Boston Red Sox during the third inning on Monday, August 31, 2020 at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts. (Maddie Meyer/Getty Images/TNS)
September 3, 2020

As the NHL and NBA returned to finish their respective seasons ‘inside the bubble,’ the MLB took their own approach in resurrecting baseball amid the pandemic. Unlike the NHL and NBA which closed out...

Diamond Deacs Finish Week Three Strong

Diamond Deacs Finish Week Three Strong
March 5, 2020

Wake Forest Men's Baseball entered its third week of the season struggling to find its footing. By the end of it, the Diamond Deacons emerged markedly stronger, having won four out of five games. After...

A Fan Anticipates The 2020 MLB Season

A Fan Anticipates The 2020 MLB Season
March 5, 2020

AL East:  New York Yankees: 97-65 Tampa Bay Rays: 90-72 Boston Red Sox: 84-78 Toronto Blue Jays: 70-92 Baltimore Orioles: 60-102 The AL East standings should remain similar compared to last year....

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