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Debating the MVPs: Jose Bautista

By Jackson Alexander

September 25, 2011

In 2010, Jose Bautista burst onto the scene, by smashing 54 home runs for the Toronto Blue Jays, after hitting only 56 runs in his previous six seasons. Many considered his season a fluke and detractors tried their hardest to determine ...

Should Justin Verlander, a Pitcher, Win the AL MVP?

By Jackson Alexander

September 19, 2011

Justin Verlander will win the American League Cy Young award this season. That’s not up for debate. But whether or not he deserves an MVP is certainly a debatable topic. People began throwing the words Verlander and MVP into the same sentence at some point during his current 11 gam...

The student fan’s guide to UMass football

By Staff

September 15, 2011

With the UMass Amherst football season starting up, it’s necessary to realize all that it has to offer. The team, which went 6-5 last season, not only gives fans a great game to watch, but with all of the activities provided throughout t...

Debating the MVPs: Adrian Gonzalez, Miguel Cabrera, and Dustin Pedroia

By Jackson Alexander

September 14, 2011

On Monday, I began scouting the potential MVP candidates by selecting Jacoby Ellsbury over Curtis Granderson as the better choice. Next up: Adrian Gonzalez, Miguel Cabrera, and Dustin Pedroia. The decision to break the bank (7y...

Comparing Curtis Granderson and Jacoby Ellsbury’s MVP cases

By Jackson Alexander

September 11, 2011

Over the past couple of days I have submerged myself in the debate over who will win the AL MVP award. I’ve tried to absorb as much information and as many viewpoints as possible. The AL MVP and NL Cy Young races may be the most captiv...

Welcome (Back) to Red Sox Nation

By Rachel Tumin

September 6, 2011

This week, I returned to Amherst after having spent last semester abroad, away from the Pioneer Valley, for more than eight months. Somehow in that time, I had forgotten the diehard dedication of all Boston sports fans that—to ...

Stay hopeful, Red Sox Nation

By Chelsey Sordello

April 6, 2011

We’re only five games into the season and everyone is starting to panic. Should we? No, I don’t think so. If Red Sox Nation has learned anything from the Sox over the years, it’s that they are not always what they seem t...

AL East Title for the Sox this Year?

By Chelsey Sordello

March 30, 2011

Not to say that I don’t get this excited every year for baseball season, but there is something special about this year. With Opening Day approaching rather quickly, many projections have been thrown around. For the first ti...

Longoria Armed for Battle (VIDEO)

By Michael Wood

March 29, 2011

Evan Longoria is having a rough spring. Earlier this month the Rays' third baseman's 1967 Camero RS was stolen off a lot in Arizona where it was being refurbished. The thieves had to get past a security gate and an alarm ...

The race for NBA MVP is on

By Tyler Galicia

March 10, 2011

Frontrunner: Derrick Rose, G, Chicago Bulls: While only in his 3rd season in the NBA, the 22-year-old Chicago native has proved a lot to the rest of the league quickly.  He’s already garnered the 08-09 Rookie ...

Thirteen Seasons in the Minor Leagues?!

By Chelsey Sordello

March 8, 2011

Imagine spending 13 years in the minor leagues before getting a chance to play a full season with a major league team. If you can’t, just ask outfielder Darnell McDonald. Although he hasn’t spent 13 complete seasons...

Crawford has nothing but high hopes

By Chelsey Sordello

March 7, 2011

Although Carl Crawford went 0-3 in his debut for the Red Sox on Sunday, Feb. 28 against the Minnesota Twins, there is nothing but optimism for the journey he is about to embark on. As any Red Sox fan will tell you, accepting ...