Athletic Voice: Speed up MLB

October 15, 2015

by STEVEN FOWLER Major League Baseball began in North America some 140 years ago, fans nation-wide flocked from great lengths to see two teams square off on the baseball diamond. The roar of the crowd, stale and greasy hot dogs and an ice-cold beer intrigues the crowd, making fans from all walks of life come […]

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Sports analysis: Is our national pastime in trouble?

April 9, 2015

By MICHAEL ANDERSON The 2015 Major League Baseball season began April 5, and I fear that American professional baseball is in danger. I’m not talking about performance enhancing drugs, the Los Angeles Dodgers over-spending or declining television ratings. No, I’m talking about something much worse, something that will rock the National League to its very […]

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MY TUCSON: It’s not spring without spring training

March 13, 2014

By JOSE SANTIAGO III With Major League Baseball’s opening day right around the corner, now is the time when all the cold-weather teams head down to Arizona and Florida for spring training. When I was a kid, I always looked forward to watching the Diamondbacks, White Sox and Rockies play during spring training in Tucson. […]

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ATHLETIC VOICE: Striking the fans

November 8, 2012

By MYLO ERICKSON After the final Major League Baseball games ended on Aug. 11, 1994, the league’s players went on strike over restoring the rules of their expired labor contract. That was when I swore off watching baseball. Besides, I figured the sport wouldn’t survive the strike, as tons of fans were upset with the […]

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Online Extra: Man-Ram: ‘I wanted to be a girl!’

April 1, 2010

By Eric Townsend LOS ANGELES- Baseball star Manny Ramirez revealed today that he wants a sex change. The multi-million dollar hitting machine sat out for more than 50 games last year due to his suspension after failing Major League Baseball’s strict drug testing. The 12-time All-Star was caught taking a women’s fertility drug that was […]

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Athletic Voice: Tucson enters final season of Spring Training

February 23, 2010

By David Mendez The first official pitches of Cactus League baseball in Tucson will be thrown next week. Those pitches will be the beginning of the end of Spring Training baseball in Tucson for the foreseeable future. Next year, the Arizona Diamondbacks and the Colorado Rockies will move out of their Spring Training homes, Tucson […]

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