Do the Right Thing

November 15, 2015

Before game one of the 2015 World Series, Daniel Volquez, father of Kansas City Royals starting pitcher Edinson Volquez, passed away. Edinson’ s wife, Roandry, did not want to break the news to her husband until after his first World Series start, and Kansas City’s management staff complied with the family’s wishes. Volquez threw six strong innings and exited the game in the sixth inning with a one run deficit….

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America’s Pastime?

November 15, 2015

Since the steroid era baseball’s viewership has been in decline. The Royals World Series championship has given our writers some time think about the issues America’s pastime is facing. This week we’ll address race and gender, the ethics of baseball coverage, the decline of baseball butts and the shrinking belief that baseball is the national pastime. Delving into these issues can bring to light the problems baseball is facing and,…

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America’s Past Pastime

November 15, 2015

Since its humble beginnings in the urban neighborhoods of America, baseball has been synonymous with our country’s favorite sport or ‘America’s pastime’. The lax athleticism required to play this game made baseball a sport for anyone to play, children and adults alike. Watching professional baseball was a leisurely social experience for fans yearning for a sense of community. Over the past 30 years, however, Americans seem to have lost their…

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Baseball Pants: The Butt Ugly Truth

November 13, 2015

As the NFL and NBA dominate the American sports media market, baseball has been steadily decreasing in viewership and popularity. Even though baseball is still considered to be our national pastime, its decline is puzzling. Truth be told, baseball just doesn’t stand up to other more aggressive, spectacle driven games like football. The sport used to be revered for its beauty and leisurely quality. Who didn’t look forward to spending…

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Mo’ne Davis: The Role Model Amateur Athletes Need

November 12, 2015

During the 2014 Little League World Series held in South Williamsport, Pennsylvania, a team from South Philadelphia (the Taney Dragons) made history.  It was the Dragons’ first year making it to the tournament, after being chartered only two years before in 2012. Not only that, but a 13-year-old girl named Mo’ne Davis became the first female to pitch a winning LLWS game: a first round shut out against Nashville. In…

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