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James Schapiro is a sports columnist editor for The Herald.

Articles by James Schapiro (70)

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 Comments are Disabled

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 1 comment

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 Comments are Disabled

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 Comments are Disabled

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

Schapiro ’19: Use the right stats, not the common ones

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Schapiro ’19: Use the right stats, not the common ones

September 13, 2018 Comments are Disabled

For the most part, baseball writers watched and described baseball the same way from about 1860 to 2001, give or take a few years either way.

Schapiro ’19: We should all be soccer fans

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Schapiro ’19: We should all be soccer fans

September 6, 2018 Comments are Disabled

I have one friend who is an enormous soccer fan, and for the longest time I didn’t understand what his passion was all about.

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Schapiro ’19: New England, enjoy it while it lasts

April 22, 2018 Comments are Disabled

As I sit down to write, the Boston Red Sox have just been no-hit by Sean Manaea of the Oakland Athletics. But the setback is minimal.

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Schapiro ’19: The Angels will be a shocker playoff team

April 13, 2018 Comments are Disabled

In center field, they have the greatest player of this generation. At designated hitter, they have the greatest player of the last generation.

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Schapiro ’19: MLB’s baserunner rule is ineffective and inorganic

April 6, 2018 Comments are Disabled

Besides an email from a Baseball Writers’ Association of America member angry at my criticisms of Hall of Fame voting procedures in December 2016, my columns don’t usually generate many responses.

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Schapiro ’19: Rob Manfred crosses the Rubicon

April 1, 2018 Comments are Disabled

In consideration of all the harm he’s brought on my favorite sport, I’d say I’ve been pretty lenient with Major League Baseball Commissioner Rob Manfred.

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