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Start of season is just 90 feet away

Start of season is just 90 feet away

By Anthony Braun

February 23, 2015

In just about a month, Servite baseball will open their season in the Loara Tournament. Last year the team missed the playoffs by just one game. One of the biggest problems the team has struggled with was hitting. During the off-season they hired a new head coach, Shawn Gilbert. Shawn Gilbert has...

Hall of Fame in need of change

Hall of Fame in need of change

By Cole Morgan, George Ranch High School

January 14, 2015

As of today, 314 baseball players, managers, umpires, and other notables in the sport have been inducted into the National Baseball Hall of Fame. The Hall of Fame, at 25 Main Street in Cooperstown, New York, was established to preserve and honor the artifacts and history of the game. But ever since...

Legend’s death relights chewing tobacco debate

Legend’s death relights chewing tobacco debate

By Angela Cooper-McCorkle, National University

January 2, 2015

Nolan Jirsa is eight years old. He doesn’t know that Tony Gwynn is dead at 54, or anything about the salivary gland cancer that killed the San Diego Padres icon. What Nolan knows is baseball as it should be: played fair, for fun, surrounded by happy fans. Nolan plays for the Warriors, part of the...

“When I was 16, I got hit by a baseball bat…”

“When I was 16, I got hit by a baseball bat…”

By Ayah R., Watertown Middle School, Watertown, Mass.

January 17, 2014

“When I was 16, I got hit by a baseball bat. I was passed out for a week and a half.” It all happened in the Watertown High School gym during baseball practice in 1996. A teammate swung a bat and hit Aram Manoukian on the right side of his head. He had surgery and five metal plates were put...