Articles by Dave Byrne

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Farewell, Harmon

It is with great sadness that we discuss yesterday’s passing of legendary Hall of Fame slugger Harmon Killebrew at age 74. Since last Friday’s announcement that Killebrew would be stopping treatment in his fight with esophageal cancer and entering hospice care, there has been an outpour of support for the famed Minnesota Twin. For those new to baseball and fans too young to remember Killebrew’s playing days, myself included, you may be wondering what made him so…

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Manny Ramirez and the Baseball Hall of Fame

Dare We Hope that Manny May be Famed? Ron Washington, manager of the Texas Rangers, shares a view point that a lot of baseball’s most respected minds have had recently – all in regards to recently defamed slugger Manny Ramirez. “Until the past couple of years, I thought he was on his way to the Hall of Fame,” he told theAssociated Press. “I don’t think many guys got as many big hits in their careers as…

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MLB addresses concussions with seven-day DL

There’s a rising awareness concerning brain injuries across all professional sports these days, their seriousness, and the jeopardy players put themselves in by attempting to play through them, but we need not look at the severity of concussions in hockey or football to understand why Major League Baseball is taking measures of their own to prevent head trauma in baseball. On May 29, 2008, Toronto Blue Jay second baseman Aaron Hill missed 107 games as…

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Strasburg an All-Star?

In light of Stephen Strasburg’s fourth dominating start for the woeful Washingston Nationals, the buzz around the rookie pitcher’s chances to represent his squad in July’s All-Star Game in Anaheim have heated up. Despite his relative inexperience in Major League Baseball, Strasburg has quickly compiled some of the finest starts for a first-timer in the history of the sport. In terms of strikeouts, for example, no other pitcher has obtained more in his first four…

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LA Dodgers most logical bet for Roy Halladay

At a press conference last week, Bob Costas introduced the starting pitcher the American League All-Star team as a member of the Toronto Blue Jays. In doing so, he touched on a topic that has been on the minds of Toronto fans for some time now; how long will Roy Halladay stay in Toronto? Baseball’s best pitcher has been a Blue Jay his whole career and has been nothing less than a model employee. Having…