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CSUN alumnus Joe Ryan begins his MLB career with the Minnesota Twins

David Nunez, Reporter September 9, 2021

On Aug. 31, former CSUN pitcher Joe Ryan had his minor league contract picked up by the MLB’s Minnesota Twins. This makes Ryan the 11th alumni from CSUN to play in the MLB. Ryan played for the Matadors...

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Cannabis kings—highest members in professional sports

Peter Felsch April 20, 2016

The debate and regulations on marijuana use by athletes picked up steam amidst the recent headlines of Cleveland Browns receiver Josh Gordon testing positive for marijuana. Within each league, there are...

MLB Commissioner Robert Manfred (middle) has a long season ahead of him as the baseball season kicks off in just a few weeks. Photo courtesy of TNS

Dear Mr. Commissioner: Learn from the past

Sean Thomas March 9, 2015

Dear Commissioner Robert Manfred, March is always a great time of the year for me. Down here in Los Angeles the weather is getting better, my allergies are starting to go away, and the boys of summer...

World Series Action begins tonight. Photo courtesy of Tribune News Service.

World Series Preview: Royals winning formula enough to defeat the Giants

Andrew Lim October 21, 2014

If someone predicted the Kansas City Royals and the San Francisco Giants are meeting in the World Series, before the season started, I would have called you insane but here we are.   The...

Andrew Friedman leaves the Tampa Bay Rays small market and low salary to lead a Dodgers team with one of the biggest markets and payroll at their disposal. Photo Courtesy of MCT.

Andrew Friedman hired to sort out Dodgers payroll and coaching situations

Andrew Lim October 14, 2014

After an abrupt ending to a once promising season for the Dodgers, the management decided to shake things up from the top. The Dodgers hired Andrew Friedman to be the president of baseball operations. Friedman...

Mike Trout performed well enough for MVP consideration in the regular season, but underwhelmed in the post season. Photo courtesy of MCT.

R.I.P Freeway Series

Andrew Lim October 10, 2014

  A couple weeks ago, I wrote a piece on the possibility of the Los Angeles Dodgers and the Angels possibly facing off in the world series. These two teams were the teams to beat during...

Despite only playing every fifth game, Dodgers ace Klayton Kershaw deserves MVP consideration.

Dodgers’ ace Kershaw should win NL MVP

Andrew Lim October 3, 2014

With the MLB season , the NL MVP race took an unexpected turn. For a couple weeks, there were two candidates for the MVP. One player was Marlins’ outfielder Giancarlo Stanton. The other was Los Angeles...

Revisiting the Freeway Series between the Dodgers and Angels: Column

Revisiting the Freeway Series between the Dodgers and Angels: Column

Andrew Lim September 12, 2014

With the MLB regular season coming to a close over the next month, there is a chance that this year’s World Series could be a Freeway Series between the Angels and the Dodgers. To this date, there...

Major League Baseball still behind the curve with expanded replay

Major League Baseball still behind the curve with expanded replay

Andrew Martinez April 11, 2014

When Major League Baseball announced the use of instant replay for the 2014 season, it was met with “cautious optimism” from players, coaches, fans and pundits alike.  The league slow to change...

Angels, Rangers will battle for playoff spots with AL East contenders

Angels, Rangers will battle for playoff spots with AL East contenders

Brian Bernstein April 2, 2014

  The American League has a handful of good teams, but who will prevail? The AL Central won’t be competitive, but multiple teams will battle for the top spot in the West and East. AL West The...

AL East spends big while Rangers, Red Sox make risky moves

AL East spends big while Rangers, Red Sox make risky moves

Josh Carlton March 4, 2014

  Can you feel it, baseball fans? That horrible feeling that lasts from October to March? Well, for those of you still mourning the end of the 2013 season, there’s some good news and some...

Reflecting on the greatest player of our generation

Reflecting on the greatest player of our generation

Brian Bernstein February 17, 2014

  “Now batting for the Yankees, No. 2, Derek Jeter. No. 2, Derek Jeter.” For all the non New York Yankee fans out there, that is the voice of the late legendary announcer Bob Sheppard, whose...

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