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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...

Little League team leaves behind a remarkable Staples baseball legacy

Little League team leaves behind a remarkable Staples baseball legacy

Serena Ye '20, Broadcast Director

January 31, 2020

Clink! My mouth gaped in shock as the ball soared above all of the players’ caps. I felt a surge of inspiration as they fled through the bases and dove to catch the ball, kicking up the red sand. During the summer of 2013, I spent my afternoons watching the Westport Little League baseball team in aw...

Yankees deny Girardi renewed contract

Yankees deny Girardi renewed contract

October 29, 2017

By Emma Rojas '18 In an email Thursday afternoon, Joe Girardi, 53, the Yankees former manager, announced that the organization will not be renewing his contract. Girardi said, “With a heavy heart, I come to you because the Yankees have decided not to bring me back." Girardi played four year...

Cubs Win is a Victory for Underdogs

Cubs Win is a Victory for Underdogs

December 9, 2016

By: Chris Andrews ’18 I am a loyal fan to my favorite teams in each sport. The seasons when my team is out of the playoffs, I often find myself rooting for the underdog.  For example, when the Chicago Cubs made it the World Series this year, it brought new life to baseball. For me, it brought special excitement to the game. And when the ...

The lifted drought: Cubs defeat Indians 8-7 during World Series

The lifted drought: Cubs defeat Indians 8-7 during World Series

Alyson Murray '19, Staff Writer

November 6, 2016

By Alyson Murray '19 On Wednesday night during the World Series playoffs, the Chicago Cubs narrowly defeated the Cleveland Indians with an 8-7 victory in the 10th inning. This victory for the Cubs broke their 108-year drought, and added another big win under their belt following their victory of the ...

What to expect out of the World Series

What to expect out of the World Series

October 24, 2016

By: Andrew Vester '17   So here we are, the World Series right around the corner. This year’s fall classic, with home-field advantage held by the Indians of the American League, is going to be one between two teams that haven’t been in the running for the last decades. In the past few y...

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, ...

Sports provide hope during tragedy

Sports provide hope during tragedy

Bailey Ethier, Editor-in-chief

December 7, 2014

When you dumb down the concepts of sports, they sound, well – dumb. In baseball you try and hit a ball thrown at you; in basketball you bounce a ball up and down and in football you run into each other. And yet, on Oct. 27, according to the Washington Post, almost 19 million Americans watched the ...

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