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Pawtucket looks to PawSox-free future

Tony Pires stooped down to pick up a circular slab of wood lying on the concrete. It was painted white, with a red “SEC 11” inscribed between two curved lines modeled after the seams on a baseball. 


Klein '20: Will the Dodgers finally win a championship in 2020?

The Los Angeles Dodgers have experienced an unfortunate number of heartbreaking postseason exits over the past decade; while they have reached the playoffs in each of the last seven MLB seasons, they never have been able to secure a championship victory. And several losses have come in demoralizing ...


Schapiro '19: The greatest Brown graduation story ever

I’m in the late innings of the last start of my career, and the manager is coming out to get me. I’m done, he says, and I can hit the clubhouse and start preparing for graduation while some rookie takes over where I left off. It’s been four years for me at Brown and at The Brown Daily Herald, ...


Men’s baseball wins one in three-game series against Dartmouth

The baseball team dropped its weekend series to Dartmouth, dominating game two 13-6 but coming up empty in close losses in games one and three. Strong starting pitching and a late-game offensive outburst fueled Bruno’s Saturday afternoon victory, but early offensive struggles doomed Brown in its pair ...


Tomlinson ’20 leads baseball to sweep over Cornell

With an ERA of 3.43 going into the season, right-handed pitcher Will Tomlinson ’20 (1-3) is proving to be a core asset to the Brown baseball program. He led the Bears (8-18, 5-4 Ivy) in a sweep of Cornell at an away series over the weekend. Tomlinson tossed two earned runs over seven innings to secure ...

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Schapiro '19: Robot umps now!

As Houston Astros manager A.J. Hinch reluctantly left his dugout to confront the home plate umpire who was practically baiting him to come out, his mind was probably swirling with justified expletives and anger. But behind all of that, what was he thinking? Was he thinking about what has been becoming ...


Klein '20: Who will win the World Series?

As the weather warms, snow melts off the sidewalks of Providence, serving as a reminder that baseball season has returned. The MLB languished through a tumultuous offseason full of drawn-out free agency negotiations and the ominous words of a future work stoppage. But for now, with the 2019 season scheduled ...


Bears win home opener, split series with Fairfield

The baseball team split its first home series of the year, winning games one and four of its home opener over Fairfield University, but dropping both contests of a Saturday doubleheader. In the series’ first game, right fielder Garett Delano ’20 hit a go-ahead single in the eighth inning and Will ...


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

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. Then, in March, they settle back down in Providence ...


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

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 ...


Klein '20: Hot stove predictions

Sports fans have been looking forward to this MLB offseason for a long time. With a variety of superstars and major contributors available on the free-agent market, the next few months could dictate which future powerhouses emerge as contenders in the 2020s. A lot is at stake, and rumors continue to ...


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

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. But as the series ...


Nugent '21: Don’t sleep on the Dodgers

It’s easy to write off this year’s National League on the road to the World Series. On Friday, the New York Yankees joined the Houston Astros and the Boston Red Sox, all American League clubs, at the 100-win mark. The best teams in the National League, the Chicago Cubs and Milwaukee Brewers, sit ...


Schapiro '19: Shohei Ohtani for Rookie of the Year

Back in March, I called Shohei Ohtani “the most exciting baseball story of the year, or even the decade.” In the early days of baseball season, Ohtani certainly lived up to my characterization: He was hitting home runs like a slugger, and at one point, he took a perfect game into the seventh inning ...


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

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. This isn’t entirely a bad thing: without all the stories of early baseball that these writers recorded, which may well otherwise have been forgotten, baseball ...


PawSox to move to Worcester, MA

The Pawtucket PawSox, Rhode Island’s only Triple-A affiliated Minor League Baseball team, signed a letter of intent to move to the Worcester, Massachusetts, Aug. 17, according to the Providence Journal. This decision came after the state Legislature passed a financing bill for the team that was different ...


Anderson ’18 selected by the New York Yankees in MLB Draft

Reid Anderson ’18 will be trading in his brown, red and white jersey for pinstripes next season, as the senior right-handed pitcher was selected by the New York Yankees in the 40th and final round of the MLB draft last Thursday. “Honestly, at this point right now, it’s still pretty surreal,” ...

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