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Fans too quick to go haywire over Heyward

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)

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 home in St. Louis last offseason, the new Cubs outfielder heard nothing but boos on Monday nigh...

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

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)

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 current games, note some similarities these teams have with Pittsburgh. Each of the four teams left in their...

Featured Gallery: Pirates NL Wild Card Game 2015

Bucco Louie waves the Jolly Roger. | Theo Schwarz | Senior Staff Photographer

By Theo Schwarz / Senior Staff Photographer

October 7, 2015

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, while Sunday Night Football nearly doubled in viewership. Good, competitive games, for certain, will increase vie...

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 histories of futility — including four 100-loss seasons between them since 2009 — it seemed 2015 would ...

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