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Twins Opening Day: A report from Target Field

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April 13, 2017

By Ben Lewis It is April 1st and the Minneapolis skyline sits against an angry backdrop of dark clouds. However, this April day feels like summer. Why? It’s opening day. The Minnesota Twins are playing their first game of the ...

The curse is broken: Cubs clinch first World Series since 1908

November 3, 2016

“Go, Cubs, Go, Go, Cubs, Go. Hey, Chicago, what do you say, The Cubs are gonna win today…” For 108 years, the dream of winning a World Series title and breaking out in one spine-tingling rendition of “Go Cubs Go” w...

Believeland: Cleveland sports hype continues into baseball postseason

October 13, 2016

If you have no vested interest in any team still alive in the MLB playoffs, it’s hard not to start rooting for history to be made. And that doesn’t mean cheering for the Chicago Cubs. No. It is time to jump on the Cleveland In...

Baseball’s Final Four: a Viewer’s Guide

October 22, 2015

Please note: This article was written before the Mets vs. Cubs game that took place on October 21. It is finally October, that month of the year when sports fans all around the country rejoice. October means hockey starts, foo...

St. Louis in autumn: Charlie visits the NLCS

October 16, 2014

On Friday morning a friend told me that he and a friend had plans to drive down to St. Louis for Games One and Two of the National League Championship Series between the San Francisco Giants and the St. Louis Cardinals. Despite th...

Flagrant Fouls: How the media treats player conduct issues

September 18, 2014

We idolize our professional athletes because they amaze us. They amaze us with their gravity-defying jumps and sublime displays of technical skill, showing us the very pinnacle of what the human body can achieve. We pay them mi...

2014 MLB Season Preview

April 10, 2014

The 2014 MLB season began March 31 in the shadow of an offseason that saw the largest contract ever handed out to a pitcher, the largest ever handed out to a pre-arbitration player, and the largest ever handed out to anyone. Th...

A searing series: Red Sox vs. Cardinals MLB playoff wrap-up

October 31, 2013

Well, baseball friends, it has been a playoffs to remember. As the Cardinals and Red Sox vied for the World Series title, you might have thought, “Wow, these are such boring teams. Just the usual suspects. This is really gr...

2013 MLB Postseason Review: Are we headed for a Red Sox-Dodgers World Series?

October 10, 2013

Every couple of postseasons, a seemingly inevitable World Series matchup emerges. Some combination of big markets, shared history and recent interactions occasionally make a potential matchup so appealing that everyone magically as...

October’s Back: 2013 MLB Playoffs Preview

October 3, 2013

Well, we made it to October. The NFL continues to dominate sports headlines, but the magic isn’t there right now. Nope, not in football. It’s all in the diamonds. October is all about the baseball magic. This postseason pr...

National League season preview: Familiar teams poised for success

March 29, 2013

Can you feel it in the air? The breezes are getting a little warmer, the snow is beginning to melt, and the optimistic chirping of birds would be audible if not for the sound of thousands of busted brackets being torn up and th...

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