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2020 World Series Exhilarating Games

Dodgers Rays World Series

The 2020 World Series is close to being over, and it is a sad time for fans. The 2020 MLB season is 1 or 2 games away from being over after 3 extremely exciting World Series games over the past 3 days. To come into these 3 days, the series was tied at 1-1. The Dodgers left the set up 3-2. Game 4 was possibly the most exhilarating World Series game of all time. The Dodgers and Rays are going …

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Trevor Bauer will sign with the…? 4 Teams

Trevor Bauer

Trevor Bauer is likely to win the National League Cy Young, which is awarded to the best pitcher in the MLB.  Where will he go in free agency is unknown. He has been trolling on social media recently with tweets that say “@Dodgers are short on starting pitching right now? You don’t say.” and asking fans of certain teams what spots he should check out in their city after his meeting with the team. He is letting the anticipation build …

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MLB: End Of Season Award Show 2 Cy Youngs, 2 Rookie of the Years and More!

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The 2020 MLB regular season has come to an end, and with it comes playoff brackets, predictions, debates and discussions. However, we are going to save playoff predictions for another article. In this article, we are going to talk about the End of Season awards. Who deserve the Cy Young awards?, Rookie of the Year? Most Valuable Player??? All of these questions and more will be answered. These are my opinions after watching the games, looking at stats and reading …

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MLB Recap: 2nd No-Hitter, Rising Stars and Legends

Alec Mills

The 13th of September was a busy day in the MLB. There are young players who are turning heads, records being broken and history being made. There were a total of 17 games played today across the league, so we have a lot to unpack. The Giants and Padres played a doubleheader today, because they had to make up a game from September 11th due to a false positive COVID-19 test. The Padres took game 1 behind Mike Clevinger getting …

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Tom Seaver: Greatest Met of All Time, Dead at 75

Rip Franchise

Tom Seaver passed away on Monday August 31, 2020. He died in his sleep from complications of Lewy body dementia and Covid-19. The news reached the world on Wednesday, September 3, 2020. He is widely known as the greatest New York Met of all time, and for good reason. With his accolades, records, rings and All-Stars, he could have been the greatest MLB pitcher of all time. He is one of 24 pitchers who has over 300 career wins. It …

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Mike Piazza vs. Pedro Martinez: A Battle For The Ages

Pedro And Piazza

Pedro Martinez and Mike Piazza are two legendary MLB players and were teammates to start their careers and teammates towards the end of their careers. Throughout their careers however, there was an at-times violent rivalry. Piazza’s multi-millionaire father called in a favor with his old friend and then Dodgers manager Tommy Lasorda. Piazza didn’t fit in at the Dodgers camp in the Dominican Republic. He had to learn to become a catcher with people who spoke another language. Piazza played …

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A Great Jackie Robinson Day in the MLB, August 29th, 2020 Recap

Jackie Robinson

Jackie Robinson broke the MLB color barrier in 1947, becoming the first African American in the MLB. The tradition to wear 42 on the anniversary of the color barrier being broken is a big deal to a lot of MLB players. Robinson Canó was named after Jackie Robinson, and he does not disregard the importance of the name. In Dexter Fowler’s first at-bat of Friday night, he belted a two-run homer against the Cleveland Indians. After the game, he said, …

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All Athletes Stand for Racial Equality!!

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Jacob Blake is one of an unbelievable amount of people of color who have fallen victim to police brutality. Blake was shot 7 time in the back by 3 different police officers, while trying to return to his car that had his 3 kids inside. This comes months after George Floyd was killed because a police officer’s knee was on his neck for over eight and a half minutes. It also comes months after the murder of Breonna Taylor while …

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2020 MLB Draft: Prospects For The Next 15 Years

Detroit Tigers

The 2020 MLB first-year player’s draft took place on June 10th, 2020. The first five picks are what most people would think the best options for each team, but that may not be so true. In this story, I will go over the strengths and weaknesses of each of the first five picks and how they fit on their team. Pick Number One: The Detroit Tigers select Spencer Torkelson. The first baseman from Arizona State. Torkelson had 54 home runs …

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Today in the MLB: 8/23, Betts makes history, Abreu Hits Homers

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Today is August 23rd, 2020 and there have been some crazy moments in the MLB games. Mookie Betts made Dodgers history, Abreu hits 4 homers in one series and a slightly significant trade took place. All this and more in the MLB today.  Mookie Betts hit 2 home runs and stole 2 bases today, making him the first player in Dodgers history to do both in one game. He leads the Dodgers to another win today, improving their record to …

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The Most Emotional Night In Baseball History…

Jose Fernandez Pitching

On September 25th, 2016 Jose Fernandez tragically died in a boating accident with two friends. It shocked the Miami Marlins, and entire baseball/MLB world. It was hard to grasp the fact that an eccentric 24 year old pitcher died. He had incredible talent and had a contagious personality and smile. The Miami Marlins held a memorial game for Jose Fernandez the day after his passing. The courage to play a baseball game the day after you lose a close friend …

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Barry Bonds Was A Great Player, But Never Won A Ring

Barry Bonds Smiling

Barry Bonds was an elite multi tool player. In the 1990’s he hit hard, ran fast, and defended very well. He started using PED’s and combined his skills as a 5 tool player into 1 godly skill of destroying baseballs. He won 8 gold gloves in the 90’s, had a 40/40 season in ’96, hit a record breaking 73 home runs in 2001. He also had 232 walks in 162 games in 2004. Over the course of his career, he …

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Fernando Tatis Jr. Apologizes For Grand Slam, Creates Controversy

Tatis Jr Slam

On Monday night, Fernando Tatis Jr. and the San Diego Padres were up by 7 runs against the Texas Rangers. Tatis Jr. had already hit a home run this game, tying Mike Trout and the MLB lead with 10 homers. Later in the night, he would go on to hit his second home run of the game, letting him stand alone with the league lead in homers. It would be a grand slam on a 3-0 pitch. it would spark …

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Cleveland Indians pitcher threatens opt out, due to broken protocol

Mike Clevinger

On Friday morning, Cleveland Indians pitcher Zach Plesac was optioned to the team’s alternate site because he went out for a night in Chicago on August 7th. Later that day, Mike Clevinger the number two pitcher on the Indians was also optioned for the same reason as Plesac. Both of these players were optioned because they broke MLB protocols set earlier in the season. These protocols include staying in your hotel room, and maintaining social distance which was not the …

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New York Yankees hit the IL, New York Mets get swept

Subway Series

A busy weekend has finished up in the MLB, and in New York, with three Yankees on the injury list, and a couple being called up. They also finished up a series win against their biggest rivals the Boston Red Sox. The New York Mets just concluded a weekend series against the Phillies, where they were swept. Dominic Smith crushed two more home runs, and Clint Frazier hit a mammoth one as well. Some players on each team are still …

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The New York Mets (9-13) are struggling…

Mets

The New York Mets were projected to go 30-30 and with 40 games remaining nothing is impossible, although it is unlikely. They were supposed to be second in the Nl East. This could be possible with the Marlins not expected to keep up this pace all season, the Braves losing one of their best pitchers and the Nationals facing some injuries. It is also tough to maintain a winning record when playing against 3 other possible playoff teams in their …

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Top 10 Active Future MLB Hall-of Famers

Mike Trout

The MLB Hall of Fame is a very prestigious accomplishment, whether it was a no-doubt decision or a player scrapes by with the skin of his teeth. Either way it is the ultimate success of any major leaguer in the history of the MLB. There are roughly 75-100 active or retired players who will be future Hall of Famers. Some of them have more of a case then others. The retired players who deserve it will be a different article, …

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Opinion: The Astros should be stripped of the 2017 title for good…

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The Houston Astros made it to the 2017 MLB World Series and beat the Dodgers in 7 games. They celebrated and got to hold the Commissioner’s trophy. Jose Altuve the second basemen for the team at the time won the MVP award that year. He narrowly beat out Aaron Judge who hit 52 home runs in his rookie season. However, it has since come out that they cheated their way to the World Series. All of this came out in …

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Today in the MLB: Charlie Blackmon hitting .400

Cardinals

The Colorado Rockies won again on Tuesday night, and Charlie Blackmon recorded three more hits. His batting average is now at .484 which is the best start since Barry Bonds hit .525 through the first 16 games in 2004. The last time a batter hit .400 was Ted Williams in 1941. He hit .406 while playing in 143 games. Nolan Arenado recorded two RBI’s, with a two-run homer in the 4th inning. That home run drove in Charlie Blackmon. The …

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