Trade, Billy! Trade!

Chris Trill2_Online

July 31 (or in this year’s case, Aug. 1) is Christmas Day for about half of Major League Baseball fans. Playoff-bound teams will receive reinforcements in the form of seasoned veterans, vying to win a World Series ring. But for the other half, it’s the equivalent of getting your heart
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devangPrasad2_online

Defense is boring — or is it?

The European Championships ended just over a week ago and, well, I miss it. International football is a fun affair full of breathtaking matches and unforgettable moments. This edition of the Euros ended with a great surprise when Eder scored the winning goal to give Portugal its first-ever piece of
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AndrewWild

Baseball imitates art

Life imitates art — that is a given. But what happens when life mocks art? We got our answer this week when Indians catcher Yan Gomes tried to pay sacrilegious homage to the greatest baseball movie of all time, “Major League”. For those who haven’t seen the movie, the Indians
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SophieGeothals

The new generation

I had to re-read the essay question multiple times. The first time, I didn’t fully process what the words said. The second time I had no idea what stance I would take. By the time I had read it a third time, I had wasted five of the precious 35
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sarahGoldsweig_online

Me, my dad and Pat

Two weeks ago, I received a very classic email from my dad, complete with a short, concise subject heading — although not the usual, intimidating “Fyi.” —  and an article link. Unlike most of his weekly “recommended reading” emails that saturate my inbox, however, this one contained more than just
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Austin Issacsohn_Online

Ripples of the curse

As he swung back and forth upside-down, hundreds of feet off the ground, the Joker howled with laughter. The face-painted killer had nearly out-crazied Batman, but finally in a moment of weakness, he still spoke with that unnerving confidence and offered some of the most sage wisdom a psychopathic clown
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VikramMuller

Fickle fandom

More than two weeks removed from the Golden State Warriors’ absurd defeat in the NBA Finals, when they were manhandled for three straight games by the Cleveland Cavaliers, it feels like the time for mourning is over, and the time to reminisce and more objectively reflect is upon us. So,
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SarahAdlerOnline

The power of Cleveland

The first time my dad took me to a Cleveland Browns football game, I clambered onto his lap in my three layers of clothes, placed my double-gloved hands onto his cheeks and looked him straight in the eyes as I implored, “Daddy. When are we leaving?” Our timely exit after
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AndrewWild

They might not be Giants

The Giants are coming off a 13-4 run that has seemed to wrap up the National League West even before All-Star Weekend. With Colorado fighting to get to .500 and the Diamondbacks and Padres continuing to embarrass themselves, the Dodgers were the Giants’ only competition for the division title this
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Austin Issacsohn_Online

Fly safe, sweet angel

Quick story about Skip Bayless: I was watching his old segment, “1st & Ten,” when they hosted All-NBA center Dwight Howard. Dwight looked ripped, as usual (and was just coming off a disappointing season, as usual). They shot the you-know-what for a bit, until the gigantic man finally declared: “I
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