Baseball and the Hall of Fame Got it Wrong … Again

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Baseball and the Hall of Fame Got it Wrong … Again

– By Matt Hurst Had I remained as a baseball writer, this would have marked my 10th year in the Baseball Writer’s Association of America. Meaning I would be able to vote for next year’s class. Every year around this time I always find my mind wandering into the idea of “If I could vote, who would I have chosen?” Frankly, it gets messier each year. Annually we have to hear about the sanctimonious sportswriters...

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Remembering Where You Were in Sports’ Best Moments

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Remembering Where You Were in Sports’ Best Moments

Whenever you hear of the John F. Kennedy assassination you’ll always hear someone who was alive mention it being one of those moments where they knew exactly where they were. Today as America recognizes the 50th anniversary of the President’s murder in Dallas, there’s more of that reflection than normal. That was the most striking moment of that generation. The previous generation was Pearl Harbor. This generation has...

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The Red Sox Win Game 6 … Again

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The Red Sox Win Game 6 … Again

Before the Red Sox won their third World Series title in 10 seasons, the most famous Game 6 in Fenway Park’s history was in 1975. Everyone’s seen the replay of Carlton Fisk waving his 12th-inning game-winning homer fair and that game and that scene has turned into baseball legend. And even though Fisk’s shot in the dark was celebrated endlessly throughout baseball and even made a cameo in Good Will Hunting, further putting it...

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Random Pro of the Week: Derek Bell

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Random Pro of the Week: Derek Bell

With the government doing its best impression of the Chicago Cubs, because frankly, there’s no winning involved no matter what side you’re on, it only seems obvious to feature the guy who coined one of sports’ great terms. Operation Shutdown. Not shutdown as in Darelle Revis. Shutdown as in, pull the plug, which is exactly what happened to Derek Bell’s career. Bell was a semi-talented major league corner outfielder who...

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Seeking Origins of the Redskins Name

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Seeking Origins of the Redskins Name

It’s amazing to think that through all the headlines these days regarding the Washington Redskins and the fight over whether to change the team’s name, a little bit of backstory has yet to come forward. The wheels have been in some form of motion to change the name “Redskins” for years, but have been rebuffed numerous times for various reasons. The subject has gained momentum again recently when President Obama said, in...

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Using History to Break Down the MLB Playoffs and World Series

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Using History to Break Down the MLB Playoffs and World Series

Bad news Red Sox fans and Cardinals fans. The odds are against your teams making the World Series. Over the last 10 years there has never been a World Series matching the two teams with the best record in their respective leagues. In fact, in each of the last three World Series — and four of the last five — there hasn’t been a team from either league with the best record playing in The Fall Classic. So, what does this mean? It probably...

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Jim Harbaugh Has Always Been A Whiner

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Jim Harbaugh Has Always Been A Whiner

Jim Harbaugh’s a good coach. He took Stanford from pretty boy patsy’s to BCS powerhouse and he turned the 49ers into a Super Bowl team. However, the guy is a world class complainer. There are managers and coaches all throughout sports who seem to be on the field and in the official’s ears more than most. Does it result in better calls for your team? I don’t know. I’ll leave that up to Nate Silver to figure out in...

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The Best Video Game Character Ever

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The Best Video Game Character Ever

  As if the producers at EA Sports needed to hype up the release of the latest Madden anymore, credit has to be given to the marketing team for this year’s Madden 25. How can you further sell a game that doesn’t need to be sold? Even McDonald’s had to create different menu options to appeal to soccer moms. What the Madden team did this year to build up to the release of the game — marking the 25th anniversary of the...

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The VMAs — From Britney to Miley

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The VMAs — From Britney to Miley

What the hell was all the uproar about with Miley Cyrus grinding her ass all over Robin Thicke during the Video Music Awards on Sunday night? If anything, the best part about it was it was probably the first time the term “Jersey Turnpike” appeared in newspapers as the writers and editors were aghast at trying to comprehend what they saw. OK, first off, it was no big deal. What Miley Cyrus did on stage was so milquetoast to what else...

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Random Pro of the Week: Anthony Young

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Random Pro of the Week: Anthony Young

Legal flashback time. Which is pretty much what happens whenever we think of a Random Pro of the Week. Last night, as is typically in the Throwback Attack headquarters, the Dodgers game was on in the background as we milled about our business. And, suddenly, watching Mets reliever Gonzalez Germen pitch, we were reminded of one of the biggest losers in history. Anthony Young. From 1992 to 1993 Young lost 27 consecutive decisions, which is a Major...

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