James Schapiro is a sports columnist editor for The Herald.

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Schapiro ’19: Brown baseball deserves your attention for a day

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Schapiro ’19: Brown baseball deserves your attention for a day

March 15, 2019 0 comments

Even if you love playing baseball, it can’t be easy to play at Brown. In less than three months, the team plays a 40-game season. The Bears fly around the country in February, from Kentucky to South Carolina to Florida looking for warm places to play.

Schapiro ’19: The players make baseball

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Schapiro ’19: The players make baseball

February 22, 2019 0 comments

So Manny Machado got a job. Great. I really mean that — it’s a fantastic thing for baseball that Machado signed a ten-year, $300 million contract with the San Diego Padres. Along with Alex Bregman and Nolan Arenado, Machado is one of the top third basemen in the game. He has 175 home runs at the age of 26.

Schapiro ’19: Don’t change extra-innings ball

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Schapiro ’19: Don’t change extra-innings ball

February 7, 2019 0 comments

Well, MLB Commissioner Rob Manfred is at it again. Here’s Ken Rosenthal, reporting Tuesday in The Athletic: “As part of a Jan. 14 proposal to the players’ union on pace of play, baseball suggested a rule requiring pitchers to face a minimum of three batters, sources told The Athletic.

Lukawski ’22 powers Bears to victory

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Lukawski ’22 powers Bears to victory

February 1, 2019 0 comments

The women’s swimming and diving team hosted Cornell Saturday in its last non-playoff meet of the season, and after honoring Bruno’s graduating class in a ceremony, the teams took to the pool. But the star of the day wasn’t a senior: It was Audrey Lukawski ’22, who won two individual events.

Schapiro ’19: In the baseball’s hall: heroes or history?

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Schapiro ’19: In the baseball’s hall: heroes or history?

January 25, 2019 0 comments

The Baseball Writers’ Association of America released its Hall of Fame balloting results earlier this week, and the vote did the institution proud. Four players were inducted, all of whom were deserving; it was, in essence, a nice, happy Hall of Fame class. But beneath the bubbly exterior, there are […]

Bruno loses momentum, falls to Boston University

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Bruno loses momentum, falls to Boston University

November 29, 2018 0 comments

When forward Sena Hanson ’20 scored eight minutes into the third period to tie the women’s hockey team’s match-up against Boston University, it seemed that Bruno, coming off a four-game stretch without a win, finally had all the momentum.

Women’s hockey stuns No. 9 Colgate, No. 6 Cornell

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Women’s hockey stuns No. 9 Colgate, No. 6 Cornell

November 4, 2018 0 comments

Down 3-1 in the second period Saturday against Colgate University, it seemed that the women’s hockey team was headed for a third consecutive loss and a 3-3 record after a promising start.

Schapiro ’19: Keep your eye on the ball — literally

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Schapiro ’19: Keep your eye on the ball — literally

October 21, 2018 0 comments

As of late Saturday night, it’s that time of year again: the World Series is upon us. The Boston Red Sox, possessors of an MLB-best 108 regular-season wins, will take on the Los Angeles Dodgers, back-to-back National League champions with a star-studded lineup and a Hollywood shine.

Schapiro ’19: The Baseball Hall of Fame needs to look beyond the numbers

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Schapiro ’19: The Baseball Hall of Fame needs to look beyond the numbers

October 4, 2018 0 comments

I was in New York last weekend to see David Wright’s last game as an active player. Wright played third base for the New York Mets, and has done so since 2004; at the end of the 2018 season, he played his last game, brought down by a deadly combination of back and shoulder injuries.

Schapiro ’19: Shohei Ohtani for Rookie of the Year

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Schapiro ’19: Shohei Ohtani for Rookie of the Year

September 16, 2018 0 comments

Back in March, I called Shohei Ohtani “the most exciting baseball story of the year, or even the decade.”

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