Baseball

Column: Why the MLB needs to fix the baseball 

Column: Why the MLB needs to fix the baseball 

The home run is the most exciting play in baseball. Whether it’s leading off a game or walking one off, there’s nothing quite like watching a man and a 34+ oz bat drive a little, leather ball 400 feet in a split second. But in 2019, things are getting a bit ridiculous when it comes to the long ball. 

Mav’s Musings: Devers one of Red Sox lone bright spots in disappointing season 

Mav’s Musings: Devers one of Red Sox lone bright spots in disappointing season 

The 2019 Boston Red Sox left nearly everything to be desired for fans, but there were some bright spots hidden amidst the dark and lonely sea of mediocrity. The shiniest of them all came in the form of a 22-year old third basemen with the energy of a rambunctious 12-year old: Rafael Devers.  

Mav’s Musings: Firing of Dave Dombrowski poorly handled, albeit understandable 

Mav’s Musings: Firing of Dave Dombrowski poorly handled, albeit understandable 

The Boston Red Sox ownership terminated their partnership with former president of baseball operations Dave Dombrowski after midnight Sunday night. The more I read into their situation and the path of the franchise; it did not seem like the worst idea to me. In fact, it may have been the right move in the end. 

Around the American: ECU, Houston impress at the top

Around the American: ECU, Houston impress at the top

ECU continued its rampant pace as it won all five of its game this week, with an in-conference sweep of UConn this weekend. ECU starter Jake Agnos set new season-highs Thursday with 8.2 innings of one run ball and 14 strikeouts. There was a double header Saturday that started with a seven-inning game, which ECU took 5-2. In game one, the Pirates threw four different pitchers, with none going more than 2 innings. Spencer Brickhouse led ECU to the sweep-clinching win in game two of the double-header. He drove in five of the nine runs they scored and hit two bombs that put the game out of reach of the UConn comeback. A four-run eighth inning propelled the Pirates past UNCW Tuesday. Another big eighth inning against Old Dominion helped ECU stave off a late comeback Wednesday.

Top Husky Performances: Collier named AAC player of the week

Top Husky Performances: Collier named AAC player of the week

Napheesa Collier was named The American’s Conference Player of the Week for her effort in UConn’s 78-41 victory over UCF. In the team’s fifth-consecutive win, Collier lead the third-ranked Huskies with 18 points, 11 rebounds and five assists in 31 minutes.