The Legendary Leahy

The Legendary Leahy

As the leaves change and the weather cools, signalling a switch to fall, only one thing can be on the minds of college football fans: the chase for the National Championship is starting to heat up. For supporters of the University of Notre Dame that chase is very real this season. The Fighting Irish made a statement this past Saturday; they ove...
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El Tiante

El Tiante

The Red Sox have had many unique players don the "B" and take the field at Fenway Park. Ted Williams and his grumpy, John Wayne-like persona, a god among men. His teammate "The Scientist," Dom DiMaggio, in his spectacles. In the 1960s and '70s there was tough-as-nails Carl Yastrzemski and, of course, "Spaceman" Bill Lee with his Eephus pitch an...
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Ted Williams at 100

Ted Williams at 100

"The Splendid Splinter," "Teddy Ballgame," "The Kid"; "All-Star," "Hero..." and, sometimes, "Villain."  Ted Williams has been known by many names. But there is none that suited him so well as "The Greatest Hitter That Ever Lived." Hitting a baseball was an obsession for Williams; he dedicated his life to that simple task. Though simple, it is b...
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Throwing it Back to 1982

Throwing it Back to 1982

Tonight Washington D.C. hosts the Midsummer Classic. It's the first time the capitol city has entertained baseball's All-Stars since 1969, back when the old Senators were around. The Nationals are actually a separate franchise from the Sens, who now exist as the Twins; the last time the Nationals hosted they were known as the Expos, and Montréa...
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A Story of Expansion Glory

A Story of Expansion Glory

No expansion franchise has had an inaugural season like the Vegas Golden Knights. Traditionally, being a first-year team means heavy losses and lots of them. After four or five seasons you might find success, but not right away. According to NHL.com it takes an average of 11.9 years to reach the Stanley Cup Final. These things take time.  Well,...
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Let's Play Two: the Singular Beauty of the Doubleheader

Let's Play Two: the Singular Beauty of the Doubleheader

If you were to attach a particular saying to Cubs' great Ernie Banks, it would certainly be "let's play two" – meaning, play back-to-back ballgames in a single day. The ever-smiling, affable Banks understood how lucky major leaguers are to play a child's game for a living. Why play one game when you could play two?  The doubleheader is unique...
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