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The Astros found a way to make their cheating episode even worse

The Astros found a way to make their cheating episode even worse

By Marshall Worth, Staff Writer

February 18, 2020

In baseball and professional sports, integrity and fair competition matter. Jim Crane effectively scoffed at that on Thursday.

MLB considering new playoff format — as it should

MLB considering new playoff format — as it should

By Marshall Worth, Staff Writer

February 12, 2020

MLB commissioner Rob Manfred's latest postseason proposal is a home run, adding the potential for increased drama, performance incentives and meaningful games.

Manfred’s proposal makes a mockery of the MLB

Manfred’s proposal makes a mockery of the MLB

By Ben Bobeck, Senior Staff Writer

February 12, 2020

The beauty of baseball is in its simplistic complexities, its ability to amaze through the unthinkable happenings of each season — especially come playoff season each October. It doesn't need changed.

Houston’s cheating hurts league’s legacy

Houston’s cheating hurts league’s legacy

By Joe Melillo, For the Pitt News

January 21, 2020

The 2017 Houston Astros will forever be stained by their sign-stealing and should receive the same treatment that baseball has given steroid users.

Kevin Kramer: Pitt pitcher turned Scherzer look-alike

Kevin Kramer: Pitt pitcher turned Scherzer look-alike

By Trent Leonard, Sports Editor

January 8, 2020

As a junior pitcher in 1995, Kevin Kramer helped Pitt baseball win its only conference tournament championship ever. 20 years later, people started to confuse him for a perennial MLB All-Star.

Former Panther Zeuch weathers star-studded Braves lineup in MLB debut

Former Panther Zeuch weathers star-studded Braves lineup in MLB debut

By Stephen Thompson, Assistant Sports Editor

September 3, 2019

The Toronto Blue Jays currently sit in baseball’s basement. They own a record of 55-84, fifth-worst in all of baseball, and over the summer decided to dip into a loaded farm system. Blue Jays fans had already witnessed the debuts of future stars like Vladamir Guerrero Jr. and Bo Bichette, but Tuesday night featured the latest addition to Toronto’s youth movement — former Pitt Panther TJ Zeuch.

Where is Pitt’s 2018 MLB Draft class now?

Where is Pitt’s 2018 MLB Draft class now?

By Michael Nitti, Staff Writer

July 16, 2019

Although the Pittsburgh Panthers baseball team is in their offseason, a handful of past Panthers are working their way through the minor league system, including the five players that were selected in the 2018 MLB Draft.

Take 5: Contract conversations headline April’s introduction

Take 5: Contract conversations headline April’s introduction

By Staff

April 4, 2019

From NFL contract negotiations to March Madness to the beginning of the MLB regular season: the first week of April provides action from all around the sports world. Russell WIlson demands an extension while Ronald Acuna cashes in. While Carsen Edwards was lighting up the NCAA Tournament, the NCAA made billions off the labor of student athletes. And the AAF collapses after a promising start.

Rookies, newcomers shine in MLB’s opening weekend

Rookies, newcomers shine in MLB’s opening weekend

By Dominic Campbell, Staff Writer

April 2, 2019

Baseball’s opening weekend featured spectacular plays, dominant pitching and long-anticipated player debuts.

Take 5: March is lacking madness

Take 5: March is lacking madness

By Staff

March 27, 2019

Even with Rob Gronkowski announcing his retirement, the Steelers still seem to be in the spotlight when it comes to drama. According to one of our writers, that may never end, even after losing Bell and Brown.

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