Tag: United States

Mets Sign 1B Matt Clark To Minor League Contract

An article by posted on January 31, 2014 0 Comments
Mets Sign 1B Matt Clark To Minor League Contract

The Mets announced they have signed first baseman Matt Clark to a minor league contract and have invited him to big league camp. A career minor leaguer, Clark played for the Chunichi Dragons in Japan last season and batted .238 with 25 home runs, 70 RBI, and a .785 OPS. Clark, 27, was drafted by the San Diego Padres in […]

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Lessons In Latin America: A Brief Cuban History

An article by posted on January 5, 2014 0 Comments
Lessons In Latin America: A Brief Cuban History

I would like to share to many, details into Cuban baseball history, which is an excerpt of my senior thesis. I hope you enjoy. This will be an ongoing feature with different countries, and will have a surprise interview at the end. There is no question about where the root of Caribbean Baseball was as […]

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Hits & Misses: Tron Has Become Mythical, Chasing Unicorns, Fix My Team

An article by posted on October 12, 2013 0 Comments
Hits & Misses: Tron Has Become Mythical, Chasing Unicorns, Fix My Team

Last night, Carlos Beltran continued to cement his status as one of the greatest post season players of all time with yet another incredible performance. Having already delivered a two-run double to tie Game 1 of the NLCS at 2-2, the former Met would hit a walk-off single in the bottom of the 13th inning to […]

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MMO Flashback: We Rebuild, But We Never Forget

An article by posted on September 11, 2013 0 Comments
MMO Flashback: We Rebuild, But We Never Forget

The fires are long extinguished, the debris has been cleared from the streets, the rebuilding is well underway at Ground Zero, but the wounds are very much still open. 9/11 is a day that is still very heavy on the hearts of every New Yorker, and every American. One is hard pressed to find anyone […]

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Japanese Phenom Masahiro Tanaka Will Likely Bolt For MLB After Season

An article by posted on September 11, 2013 0 Comments
Japanese Phenom Masahiro Tanaka Will Likely Bolt For MLB After Season

Brett Bull of the New York Times reports that 24-year old Japanese pitching phenom Masahiro Tanaka, who improved to 20-0 on the season after a 3-2 complete game victory last night, will request to be posted for Major League Baseball at the end of this season. News media outlets in Japan are suggesting that Tanaka […]

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Priorities Realigned As Terrorism Takes Aim At The Sports World

An article by posted on April 16, 2013 0 Comments
Priorities Realigned As Terrorism Takes Aim At The Sports World

The world awakens this morning seeking to right itself after a pair of explosions rocked Boston yesterday afternoon.  Lost are three souls, with no fewer than another one hundred and thirty-two injured.  Also lost in the day’s events, a nation’s sense of security when it comes to sporting events. Long thought to be a potential […]

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Nelson Figueroa: Hometown Kid Shines In WBC Spotlight

An article by posted on March 16, 2013 0 Comments
Nelson Figueroa: Hometown Kid Shines In WBC Spotlight

I always regarded the WBC as Dancing With The Stars with spikes. It’s a manufactured competition, but with its roots in nationalism. However, last night’s USA-Puerto Rico elimination match was compelling, far more interesting than your average Mets-Marlins spring training game. That interest was generated by the passion in the stands. The WBC means more […]

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No Guts, No Glory: David Wright and a Wounded Combat Veteran Named Felix

An article by posted on March 8, 2013 0 Comments
No Guts, No Glory: David Wright and a Wounded Combat Veteran Named Felix

In the following video you’ll find a touching story about the bond third baseman David Wright has forged with a disabled Iraqi war veteran named Felix, and how their relationship has grown over the years. The wheelchair bound veteran tells an inspiring story of what his United States flag means to him and the role […]

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The National Pastime: A Philatelic History – Part 1

An article by posted on February 21, 2011 0 Comments
The National Pastime: A Philatelic History – Part 1

The United States Postal Service has recognized our National Pastime on many occasions over the past 72 years. In 1939, the USPS issued the very first baseball stamp to commemorate the first 100 years of the game, and since then they have continued to produce commemorative baseball stamps through 2010. As a child growing up, I collected stamps for a few […]

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Roger Clemens Pleads “Not Guilty”

An article by posted on August 31, 2010 0 Comments

Roger Clemens appeared before United States District Judge Reggie B. Walton on Monday at 2PM and entered a ‘Not Guilty’ plea.  The Judge set the trial date at April 5, 2011 – although that date is not permanent and the trial may be delayed due to the amount of evidence available.   Assistant United States […]

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