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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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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...

Curry, LaVine top highlights of NBA All-Star break

Curry, LaVine top highlights of NBA All-Star break

Kevin Lucena

March 3, 2015

Stephen Curry’s magical season continued during the NBA All-Star weekend in New York. Curry put on a record-setting performance en route to winning the NBA three-point shooting contest. He went up against a field that included top scorers and record-breakers in shootout that turned out to be ...

Giants, A’s fumble in efforts to shore up rosters

Giants, A’s fumble in efforts to shore up rosters

Nick Martinez-Esquibel

February 14, 2015

Both the Giants and A's swung and missed this offseason. When the San Francisco Giants lost a key part of their World Series squad with the exit of third baseman Pablo Sandoval, they did little to nothing to bolster their roster in free agency. It is hard to doubt the moves of Giants' general m...

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