This Day in Baseball: Enter Tampa Bay and Arizona

On this day in 1995, Major League Baseball owners voted 28-0 to admit two new teams, the Arizona Diamondbacks and Tampa Bay Devil Rays.  The Tampa Bay Devil Rays name initially drew some criticism due to its un-Christian connotation.  The name was selected from a list of over 7,000 entries.  Original Rays owner Vince Niamoli had preferred the team be named the Sting Rays, but...
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March 09, 2015  |  Discuss

Forgotten Trades in Diamondbacks History: Boston Red Sawx Edition (1998-2003)

This series focuses on the illustrious trade history between the Arizona Diamondbacks and the Boston Red Sox.  This article will settle scores, create controversies and contain extraneous, unsubstantiated information.  *authors note: This is probably the most boring article I have ever written.  It will not get even remotely interesting until the end* (The trade that people...
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March 01, 2015  |  Discuss

Understanding Donnie Moore

Donnie Moore’s body was hardly cold, and already news of the former pitcher’s death became hot ink for the morning papers. On the night of July 18, 1989, Moore’s wife Tonya was on the phone with a girlfriend, who soon put a man on the phone. Donnie heard the man’s voice. Thinking Tonya may have been in an affair, he marched toward her and swung his hand at her face. Tonya...
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January 29, 2015  |  Discuss

World Series ripe for a classic Royals-Giants Game 7

  The more lopsided Game 6 became, the more confident I felt. We're about to witness a classic Game 7 in this World Series. I am absolutely certain of it, following the Royals' 10-0 victory over the Giants Tuesday night. Both teams have played brilliantly during this series, but very rarely on the same night. The laws of physics (I think) dictate that they're about to collide at...
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October 28, 2014  |  Discuss

10 Years: The Red Sox' Magical 2004 vs. 2014 (May)

In 2004, the Boston Red Sox won the World Series for the first time in 86 years. All of Boston, New England, and Red Sox Nation celebrated for the first time in generations. This series is looking back to that special year while keeping an eye on the 2014 season. The old saying about March is that “it comes in like a lion and out like a lamb,” referring of course to the turbulent...
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June 03, 2014  |  Discuss
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