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Thoughts from an Oakland ballgame

It took a chilly, introspective Tuesday evening in Oakland to learn that being alone is not synonymous with being lonely. I had purchased one ticket for the second game of the A’s-Mariners series just two days prior on a spring break whim. I’d never seen an M’s game by myself
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Brett Jackson makes major league debut for Cubs

Former Cal baseball player Brett Jackson made his major league debut for the Chicago Cubs on Sunday, going 2-4 with two singles, a walk and a run in the Cubs’ 7-6 loss to the Los Angeles Dodgers. The fourth-highest draft pick in Cal baseball history, Cubs fans have been awaiting
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Potential without prior precedent

There’s been a lot of talk lately about how football has replaced baseball as America’s sport. Football dominates television ratings as baseball’s pace lumbers in today’s overstimulated society and a younger audience of fans dies off. In spite of all of the backlash, baseball may have found its saviors.
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False hope of a visiting baseball fan in the Bay

One block from the main entrance to AT&T Park, a red-faced man in an untucked Giants jersey stares me down, ponders my royal blue hat with a red “C” in the middle, and bellows two words I’ve grown accustomed to hearing when I unabashedly wander into enemy territory. “CUBS SUCK!”
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The joy of statistical nostalgia

Now that summer has started, I’ve been spending a large majority of time surfing over old baseball statistics on Baseball-Reference.com, admittedly one of the lamest ways to pass time. When I visit Baseball Reference, I generally surf individual league leaders from years past and spend time researching old Seattle Mariners
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Tom Morello covers MLB Baseball Tonight theme

Get ready sports fans for a wild, octave-jumping take on the theme song to Baseball Tonight. Guitarist Tom Morello has done a cover of the MLB recap show. The Rage Against the Machine and Street Sweeper Social Club guitarist, a long time Chicago Cubs fan, can be seen here in
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