Death of Dominance, and the Rise of Parity in Professional Sports

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In football, seldom has the best team in the regular season hoisted the Vince Lombardi trophy at the end of the year.  Through just a little research, I found that this is the norm across almost every sport that has a playoff format – NFL, MLB, NHL and NBA.  The English Premier League, for example, […] READ MORE


Please, Don't Suck the Life from Baseball!

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A recent announcement has slowly been trickling through baseball circles that the league is set to follow suit with the rest of the major professional sports in North America and implement the “instant replay”.  Debate is already spreading like wildfire as to whether or not this a smart move on side of professional baseball. From […] READ MORE


Yu Darvish: The Next Clemens or Nomo?

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His style of pitching is almost as mysterious as the origin as his name, and he’s all that’s been on the lips and minds of baseball writers since before the 2012 season got under way. It rolls off the tongue like something out of the kitchen of Wolfgang Puck: Yu Darvish. For the record, while […] READ MORE


2012 MLB Preview: NL East

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Pitching, pitching, pitching.  The NL East will be won by the team with the best pitching, and it’s hard to argue with our choice.  But, let’s do this in reverse order starting with the team who will finish in the basement and work our way to the top. 5. New York Mets Actually, the East […] READ MORE


2012 MLB Preview: NL Central

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It seems only fitting to kick off my MLB predictions with arguably the toughest division in baseball last year – the NL Central. Boasting not only the 2011 World Series Champion St. Louis Cardinals, but also the Milwaukee Brewers, the Central Division was hotly contested down the stretch.  However, can we expect the same this year?  […] READ MORE


2011 MLB Awards: Another Look at the Year That Was

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Now that everybody has settled down from one of the best postseasons in history. It’s hardware time! Here is the complete list of awards handed out this season. World Series Award Winners Championship– St. Louis Cardinals The Cards were very deserving this year. MVP– David Freese The unlikely hometown hero was the obvious choice here. […] READ MORE


American League: The Race is ON!

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The most exciting division in baseball will once again prove why it’s the most exciting division in baseball. The Yanks, the Sox, and the Rays, 3 teams playing musical chairs for 2 spots. Who will have a spot when the music stops? The Yankees seem to be in control of the division right now, and […] READ MORE


The Hunt for October

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The path to the postseason is only paved with gold for some. Teams like Philly, Milwaukee, and Detroit look to be safe strolling down the yellow brick road. Arizona also looks to be in the drivers seat in the NL West, but I would advise them to keep the throttle down with the defending champs […] READ MORE


MLB – Probable Postseason Change

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Eight teams make the playoffs in the current postseason format in Major Leauge Baseball; four from each of the American and National Leagues. Of the four teams representing each league, there are three division winners and one “wild card”. The wild card is awarded to the team with the best record amongst the teams that […] READ MORE


The Making Of a Canadian Hero?

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Holiday Monday left me with a few unanswered questions, and a sore thumb. Channel flipping like crazy, I was torn between a great, high scoring, Labour Day classic(ique) game, and a low scoring nail biter of a baseball game. The Labour Day game had me wondering, if the Cats, who exploded for 44 points, really are […] READ MORE