Baseball and the Hall of Fame Got it Wrong … Again

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

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

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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Seeking Origins of the Redskins Name

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

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

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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