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Houston Astros’ cheating scandal enrages baseball community, sets bad example for fans

 After news broke that the Astros were found guilty of stealing signs during their 2017 and 2019 seasons, the team has been hated by fans from all over the country.

Reilly Caldwell ’20, Features Editor

March 23, 2020

As I watched Jose Altuve hit a monstrous walk-off home run to send the Houston Astros to the World Series and beat the New York Yankees during game six of the 2019 ALCS, I was heartbroken. Although it was painful as a Yankee fan to watch Altuve celebrate his win, it seemed as if the better team won. Ho...

One last tribute to the captain

Andy Pettitte, Jorge Posada, Mariano Rivera, Derek Jeter look on during Bernie Williams Day.

May 29, 2017

By: Elliot Kaufman '19 and Jack Shapiro '19 ...

2017 MLB season starts with a bang

2017 MLB season starts with a bang

April 28, 2017

By: Chris Andrews '18 After an amazing World Series with the Cubs bringing Chicago a long-awaited victory, baseball fans are ready for an exciting year. The 2017 season could bring even more popularity to the game where home runs are king with a record number of young stars known for their power. ...

New MLB Rules Helps Speed Up Game

New MLB Rules Helps Speed Up Game

April 3, 2017

By: Chris Andrews '18 If you’ve ever thought about how much more you would enjoy a baseball game if it moved at a quicker pace, then you will like the new Major League Baseball rules.  According to the New York Times, the average game time in the 2016 season was three hours. These new rules should reduce the length of games by cutting out time wasters and leaving more for the exciting action. ...

Yankees to retire Jeter’s jersey number

Yankees to retire Jeter’s jersey number

December 22, 2016

By: Frenchy Truitt It’s rare a player is so talented that a team opts to retire his jersey number. Out of over 1,500 players in Yankees history, the team has retired 21 players’ numbers, and Derek Jeter will be the 22nd player to have his number retired by the team. After 20 seasons playing for the New York Yankees,...

Analyzing the 2015 World Series

Analyzing the 2015 World Series

Jimmy Ray Stagg and Cooper Boardman

October 29, 2015

Jimmy Ray: The Mets young starting pitching is just going to be too much for the Royals to handle. The Mets just need to work on pitching smarter earlier in the count and keeping leadoff batters off the basepath. Offensively, the prospects of Duda and Wright heating up are looking grimmer by the day, ...

Remaining MLB Playoff teams bounce back from troubling pasts

Remaining MLB Playoff teams bounce back from troubling pasts

Grant Sirlin, Staff Writer

October 22, 2015

In September of 2014, the Chicago Cubs were hopeless. For five years straight they posted losing records, and the 2014 season was no different. Finishing at 73-89, among the worst records in the MLB, the franchise sought to find the right answer, a remedy to the team’s historic woes. But a recent past de...

Who are the Yankees without Jeter?

Who are the Yankees without Jeter?

Grant Sirlin, Staff Writer

May 25, 2015

Derek Jeter is my idol. His class, graciousness, and work ethic are qualities that I admire, and seek to replicate. Throughout my childhood, Jeter defined my love for baseball through his identity both on and off the field. He was a fierce competitor, a world-class persona, and my childhood hero.   When...

Minor leagues don’t hinder passion

Quinn Hughes, Opinions Editor

April 6, 2015

Major professional sports leagues such as the MLB, WNBA, NFL and MLS all generate massive support from young athletes, inspiring people to play the sport and pursue it as a career. However, students that play water polo, volleyball, rugby or any other sport that is underrepresented at the professional...

Staples baseball alum David Speer drafted by Indians

Staples baseball alum David Speer drafted by Indians

Jimmy Ray Stagg, Web Sports Editor

June 10, 2014

On Saturday, June 7, the life of Staples grad David Speer ’10 was changed forever. Speer was drafted by the Cleveland Indians in the 27th round of the amateur draft. “I was shocked to see my name go up there,” Speer said. “It took me a little while to believe it, but now I’m filled with...

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