Topic: Major League Baseball


Nugent ’21: MLB’s playoff system needs to be fixed

September 6, 2018 Comments are Disabled

Baseball loves to laud itself for meritocratic policies, from a grueling 162 game season that exposes any weakness and only rewards true quality, to the extensive minor league system that provides easy replacement for any player not making the grade.


Klein ’20: Which MLB frontrunners are legit?

April 20, 2018 Comments are Disabled

The Major League Baseball season is underway, and now, after a couple of weeks, some teams look surprisingly unstoppable.


Klein ’20: Why the Yankees should be considered World Series favorites

February 25, 2018 Comments are Disabled

The Houston Astros won a thrilling, seven-game World Series last October.


Schapiro ’19: Holy cow — MLB didn’t blow it!

February 22, 2018 Comments are Disabled

If you know me, you know I’ve been no fan of many of Major League Baseball’s proposed pace-of-play initiatives over the years.


Breaking down the impending MLB playoff stretch

September 14, 2017 Comments are Disabled

As the Major League Baseball season enters its last month of regular season play, the landscape of the league is clear.

Schapiro ’19: The designated hitter is overdue for retirement

Columns, Sports

Schapiro ’19: The designated hitter is overdue for retirement

March 16, 2017 Comments are Disabled

There is perhaps no subject that divides baseball fans more sharply than the existence of the designated hitter.

Columns, Sports

Flax ’17: Extensions make sense for baseball’s minor leaguers

February 23, 2017 Comments are Disabled

When we think about professional athletes, we think about fame, glamour and multi-million-dollar salaries.


Schapiro ’19: Major League Baseball postseason gets wild

October 7, 2016 Comments are Disabled

MLB’s ordinary postseason has begun: The wild-card games are over, which means that fans of both losing teams are understandably upset.


Schapiro ’18: Dear Rob Manfred, don’t ruin baseball

September 16, 2016 Comments are Disabled

As seems to happen every year as the end of baseball season approaches, the conversation has once again turned to MLB commissioner Rob Manfred.