The white flag

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To call this year’s version of the San Francisco Giants bad does not even begin to scratch the surface of the insufferable level of atrocity surrounding the team. Despite having retained the majority of last year’s core at the beginning of the season, the Giants find themselves out-tanking the San
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Lost in the cycle

But the game’s utter disappearance from the news cycle is legitimately worrying. And this isn’t the plot of some editors hell bent on destroying the MLB for some reason, any amount of time spent on Twitter will confirm that baseball simply doesn’t hold the same cultural relevancy as basketball or football at this point.
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Much more than a win

Last semester, I wrote a column focused on how the Chicago Cubs were becoming more corporate and, in that vein, losing a little bit of their lovable essence. This was the end of April — not even one month into a Cubs season that would last for more than seven.
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There all is aching

The late 2000s to early 2010s Oakland Athletics will always hold a special place in my heart. It was with those teams that I truly learned what disappointment felt like. I look back and pity young, innocent 15-year-old Chris for thinking that Stephen Parker was going to be Oakland’s next
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Marlins starter Jose Fernandez delivers a pitch in the first inning.

Gone Too Soon

Years down the road, we will remember Jose Fernandez as a man who was taken from the earth far too soon. At the age of 24, he barely scratched the surface of his potential and was destined to be one of baseball’s brightest stars. We will remember him as the
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Godspeed, Papelbon

On Sept. 14, 2014, All-Star closer Jonathan Papelbon took the mound for the Philadelphia Phillies. The Phils were up 4-1 over the Miami Marlins, and Papelbon — who owned a 2.10 ERA up to that point in the 2014 season — was expected to deliver. He didn’t close out the
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Dying in slow motion

The dissolution of the Kevin Durant – Russell Westbrook Thunder has caused visceral reactions all over the league, and it’s not hard to figure out why. Fans hate when great players leave their first team, and they hate it even more when those players join a team that looks like
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