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The University of Pittsburgh's Daily Student Newspaper

The Pitt News

The University of Pittsburgh's Daily Student Newspaper

The Pitt News

Altoona Curve coach Salvador Paniagua, left, congratulates Logan Hill on his fourth-inning home run against the Erie SeaWolves during a Double-A baseball game in Erie, Pa. on July 12, 2019.

Opinion | Minor League Baseball hits homerun for workers’ rights with new union representation

By Grant Van Robays, Staff Columnist September 29, 2022
Minor league baseball players unionizing is a historic achievement for the sport and workers’ rights.
Baseball fan Noah McMurrain stands outside of the Roger Dean Stadium in Jupiter, Florida, on Monday.

Column | Regardless of lockout outcome, MLB owners and Manfred are tarnishing the game

By Richie Smiechowski, Senior Staff Writer March 2, 2022
The lack of punctuality seemed to demonstrate an absence of care and lack of eagerness from the owners to start the season on time. Also, the proposal didn’t please the players, further indicating that both sides were miles away from an agreement.
PNC Park is the home of the Pittsburgh Pirates.

Point-Counterpoint | Is money the root of Pirates’ evils?

By Griffin Floyd, Staff Writer November 17, 2021
Staff writer Griffin Floyd argues that small market Major League Baseball teams like the Pittsburgh Pirates don’t need a salary cap in order to compete.
A stream of Pirates fans cross the Roberto Clemente bridge.

Point-Counterpoint | Money is the root of the Pirates’ problems

By Zack Gibney, Senior Staff Writer November 17, 2021
Senior staff writer Zack Gibney argues the Pirates’ shallow pockets put them at an insurmountable disadvantage compared to other MLB teams.
PNC Park, home of the Pittsburgh Pirates. The Pirates selected Henry Davis with the first overall pick in the 2021 MLB Draft.

Column | Pirates selecting Henry Davis first overall sets them up for success

By Frankie Richetti, For The Pitt News July 14, 2021
Pirates General Manager Ben Cherington and the team surprised many Sunday, picking Louisville sophomore catcher Henry Davis with its first overall selection.
Rob Manfred, the MLB commissioner, and Tony Clark, the MLB Players Association executive director, met face to face in Arizona in June to discuss a potential return-to-play agreement.

Baseball’s greed is killing it from within

By Joe Mellio, Staff Writer June 24, 2020
While both sides can be blamed for their lack of good-faith negotiation and compromise, the recent dispute exposes a disturbing trend that poses a real threat to America’s pastime — the insatiable greed of MLB owners.
Houston Astros manager Dusty Baker, left, listens as team owner Jim Crane talks during a news conference before the start of spring training at Fitteam Ballpark of the Palm Beaches in West Palm Beach, Florida, on Thursday, Feb. 13.

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.
Major League Baseball Commissioner Rob Manfred before the New York Yankees take on the Minnesota Twins in the American League Wild Card game at Yankee Stadium in New York on Oct. 3, 2017.

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.
Major League Baseball Commissioner Rob Manfred before the New York Yankees take on the Minnesota Twins in the American League Wild Card game at Yankee Stadium in New York on Oct. 3, 2017.

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.
The Houston Astros Jose Altuve hits a solo home run in the fifth inning against the New York Yankees in Game 7 of the American League Championship Series at Minute Maid Park in Houston on Oct. 21, 2017. The Astros won, 4-0, to advance to the World Series.

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.
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