Ivy’s Roundup – The American League West is Turrible

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Alright, it’s the start of the school year and we’re all busy these days, so you’re not going to get recaps and stuff as often.  Unless, of course, a breaking news story happens during one of my rare prep periods or before or after school, then you’ll get a time Continue reading Ivy’s Roundup – The American League West is Turrible

The 2016 All-Stars

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The Chicago Cubs have been leading in All-Star voting for weeks now, and some folks even tried to write in David Ross.  There are all kinds of opinions about how this exhibition game should not determine World Series home field advantage (an opinion shared by Ben Zobrist), or that certain Continue reading The 2016 All-Stars

So…what about the American League?

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With their latest victory, the Chicago Cubs guaranteed that they would have at least the third best record in Major League Baseball, since at 96 wins banked, they will finish 2015 with a better possible record than any American League opponent.  The Cardinals are still Devil Magic and the Pirates Continue reading So…what about the American League?

All-Star Selection Sunday Results

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You can follow along the names as they are revealed here.  For the American League: Your browser does not support iframes. The fan-selected American League starting lineup is: C Matt Wieters (injured, so he’ll be replaced by Salvador Perez) 1B Miguel Cabrera 2B Robinson Cano 3B Josh Donaldson SS Derek Continue reading All-Star Selection Sunday Results

Astros beat Rangers, angering Nolan Ryan

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On March 31st, the Houston Astros hosted their first game as a member of the American League and defeated the in-state rival Texas Rangers 8-2.  The house was packed, a rarity for an Astros team on the mend, and Bud Norris got the victory as the highest-paid player on the Continue reading Astros beat Rangers, angering Nolan Ryan

All interleague, all the time

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So the news just came in that the Astros will be sold by November and they will move to the American League at some point after 2012.  This move has a few ramifications: The Cubs will no longer have the luxury of being ahead of the Astros for dead last Continue reading All interleague, all the time