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Chicago Cubs right fielder Jason Heyward catches a fly ball off the bat of St. Louis Cardinals' Kolten Wong during the seventh inning on Monday, April 18, 2016, at Busch Stadium in St. Louis. (TNS)

Fans too quick to go haywire over Heyward

By Chris Puzia / Contributing Editor April 20, 2016

Jason Heyward might now have a $184 million contract in his pocket, but on Monday, that money also earned him nearly 44,000 Cardinals fans who want him to fail. After Heyward chose Chicago over his one-time...

New York Mets starting pitcher Jacob deGrom throws in the first inning against the Tampa Bay Rays at Tropicana Field in St. Petersburg, Fla., on Friday, Aug. 7, 2015. (Will Vragovic/Tampa Bay Times/TNS)

Finding a team: Reasons to root for the remaining playoff rosters

By Chris Puzia / Assistant Sports Editor October 20, 2015

It will probably be difficult for any Pirates fan to stay invested in the MLB playoffs now that the Buccos lost the Wild Card game for the second straight year — but before you change the channel on...


On playoff seeding issue, Major League Baseball lacks behind

By Jeremy Tepper / Senior Staff Writer September 21, 2015

Imagine you’re the commissioner of the MLB. You, in theory, want what’s best for the sport, including increased viewership — especially considering the low ratings in last year’s World Series,...


Infusion of youth key to upstart MLB teams

By Stephen Caruso / Assistant Sports Editor September 8, 2015

There aren’t many ways to escape a losing past. However, one way is to field players who don’t remember it. At least that’s what the Houston Astros and Chicago Cubs are doing this year. With recent...

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