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Baseball brawls keep rivalries alive

Baseball brawls keep rivalries alive

Austin Schreiber

April 28, 2018


Filed under Baseball, Mobile Headlines, Showcase, Sports

The 2018 Major League Baseball season has been off to an exciting start, with plenty of entertaining things happening in the month of April. For example, just a couple weeks ago two major brawls broke out between division rivals.While fighting is a common occurrence in the NHL, it usually doesn’t happen to...

Japanese baseball star Shohei Ohtani eyes Babe Ruth as possible two-way player

Japanese baseball star Shohei Ohtani eyes Babe Ruth as possible two-way player

Austin Schreiber

April 13, 2018


Filed under Baseball, Mobile Headlines, Sports

If you don’t already know who Shohei Ohtani is, then you likely will soon. The 23-year-old Japanese star recently signed with the Los Angeles Angels this past offseason and has been turning heads this year with his unique ability to hit and pitch at a high level. Unlike most major league baseball ...

Top five moments from MLB opening weekend

Top five moments from MLB opening weekend

Austin Schreiber

April 2, 2018


Filed under Baseball, Mobile Headlines, Showcase, Sports

1. Ian Happ hits a home run on the 1st pitch of the 2018 MLB season.Cubs center fielder Ian Happ got the 2018 MLB season off to an exciting start by homering on the very first pitch of the game. Marlins pitcher Jose Urena tried to throw a first pitch fastball over the plate, and Happ jumped all over it, launching the ball over th...

California MLB teams make final cuts, prepare for the season

California MLB teams make final cuts, prepare for the season

Austin Schreiber

March 27, 2018


Filed under Baseball, Mobile Headlines, Showcase, Sports

With opening day a week away, it's time to start thinking about Major League Baseball again. Spring training is wrapping up and teams are making their final roster cuts. With Chico having no professional sports team, many students and locals are fans of teams from northern or southern California,...

California MLB teams make final cuts, prepare for the season

California MLB teams make final cuts, prepare for the season

Austin Schreiber

March 23, 2018


Filed under Baseball, Mobile Headlines, Showcase, Sports

With opening day a week away, it's time to start thinking about Major League Baseball again. Spring training is wrapping up and teams are making their final roster cuts. Baseball fanatics everywhere are feeling antsy patiently waiting to see how their favorite teams will perform this year. With Chico...

Why are steroid users still being left out of the Baseball Hall of Fame?

Why are steroid users still being left out of the Baseball Hall of Fame?

Austin Schreiber

February 22, 2018


Filed under Baseball, Mobile Headlines, Showcase, Sports

Although many people feel that steroid users are cheaters who don't deserve awards, I believe that outstanding players should still be allowed in the Hall of Fame. Let me tell you why.Only four players were inducted to the Baseball Hall of Fame this year: Chipper Jones (97.2 percent of votes), Vladimir Guerrero (92.9 perc...

MLB 2017 awards recap

Justin Couchot

November 18, 2017


Filed under Showcase, Sports

This year in baseball was an exciting one. We saw the record set for most home runs hit by the league, beating the record set in 2000. We saw the city of Houston get its first World Series ever just months after getting hit by a tragic hurricane. Now lets take a look into who-won-what in terms of so...

MLB World Series: How could each team come out on top?

MLB World Series: How could each team come out on top?

Justin Couchot

October 5, 2017


Filed under Baseball, Showcase, Sports

As the regular season for professional baseball comes to a conclusion, playoff baseball has just begun. Let's take a look at how teams may fare in this postseason: AL Wildcard: New York Yankees The 2017 Yankees remind me of the 2014-2015 Kansas City Royals. A young team with some young power but a very strong bullpe...

Opening day is a holiday

Opening day is a holiday

Carlos Islas

April 28, 2016


Filed under Baseball, Sports

It is pretty difficult to explain what opening day means. First and foremost, it is not just another ordinary day and it doesn’t matter what day it falls on. The only thing that matters on opening day is baseball. Everything else is just noise in the background. Opening day signals the return of...

107 years and counting…could this be the year?

107 years and counting…could this be the year?

Carlos Islas

February 28, 2016


Filed under Sports

The Chicago Cubs 107-year title drought might be coming to an end as they are the favorites to win the 2016 World Series. Yes, you read that right: The Chicago Cubs are the favorites to win this year’s World Series. The same Cubs that have not won a World Series since 1908 or played in one since...

Subculture of American sports turns fans away

Subculture of American sports turns fans away

January 28, 2016


Filed under Columns, Opinion

Shock over a gay man drafted to play defensive end for the St. Louis Rams, Drake claiming he can shoot a basketball better than the great Stephen Curry, and a Budweiser commercial showing a fleet of jets flying above the Gateway Arch in St. Louis: these reflections of the three biggest American professional sp...

MLB playoff race heats up

MLB playoff race heats up

Nick Martinez-Esquibel

August 31, 2015


Filed under Sports

There's nothing quite like September baseball. Dreams come true and hopes are crushed all within a month's time. As the regular season winds down, here's a closer look into some California MLB teams that are hoping to make their playoff dreams come true.San Francisco Giants: When the whole team is hea...

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