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Take 5: Blue Jays, MLB relegation and NBA expansion

By The Pitt News Staff April 2, 2021
Back for another Take 5, sports writers at The Pitt News discuss hot topics from MLB Opening Day to the NCAA tournament’s gender inequity controversy.
Left: Derek West in 2019. Thomas Yang | Senior Staff Photographer. Center: Connor Perry in 2018. Thomas Yang | Senior Staff Photographer. Right: RJ Freure in 2018. TPN file photo.

Pitt minor leaguers traverse obstacles on and off the field in pursuit of MLB dreams

By Alex Lehmbeck, Sports Editor February 17, 2021
Major League Baseball’s farm system isn’t always all it’s cracked up to be. Long hours, minimal compensation — instability only amplified further during the COVID-19 pandemic. But for many former Panthers, it’s all worth it for that shot at the big leagues.
Minor leaguers recount major inconveniences

Minor leaguers recount major inconveniences

By Tessa Sayers, Assistant Editor November 15, 2018
Before you can live like a professional baseball player, you have to get through some tough years in the minor leagues. That means long bus rides, living with host families and at times sleeping with bed bugs.
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