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MLB Roundup: Number Retirement, Players Weekend and Food Safety – Oh My!

Major League Baseball news tends to cool off after the All-Star break and the trade deadline, but a number retirement and some big announcements added some excitement to the month of August. Even if your team isn’t in the playoff hunt, there’s still some things to be interested and excited about around the league. Below […]

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A Mariners Fan’s Thoughts on Edgar Martinez and the Hall of Fame

For Mariners fans last Wednesday’s reveal of the Major League Baseball Hall of Fame voting results was a big one. Ken Griffey Jr. became the first player to go into the Hall of Fame as a Seattle Mariner and also received the most votes ever for an inductee, with his name being left off only […]

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Is It Possible to Drink Too Much Water? – The Dangers of Over-Hydration

Like most people, I was taught to drink my eight glasses of water a day, especially on a hot summer day or at the gym. But what I didn’t know, until recently, was that it is possible to drink too much water when you’re dehydrated.

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Why the Mariners Need Edgar Martinez to Be Their Next Great Hitting Coach

On Saturday, the Seattle Mariners named Edgar Martinez their new hitting coach. Martinez, arguably the greatest player in Mariners history and a potential future selection to the Major League Baseball Hall of Fame, was hired to improve an offense that ranks last or near the bottom in all major offensive categories. This hiring is practically […]

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Before It’s Too Late: A Precautionary Tale on Concussions

On March 10th, 2015, Patrick Willis retired from the National Football League. Willis, an 8x All-Pro had missed a significant portion of the 2014 season with ‘turf toe’. Despite the belief that he would return, his injury helped him realize that football was not worth the long-term pain that can plague a life post-retirement. Willis’ […]

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The Anatomy of a Great Sports Team

If you were trying to construct the next great sports team, whether it be in football, soccer, basketball, etc., how would you do it? Would you try to comb the globe for the most robust talent, or would you focus more on how well your individuals combined into one unit? This is probably the sort of […]

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My Favorite Athletes Happen To Be The Most Popular But I’m Not a Bandwagon Fan, So Quit Asking

Through the process of socialization, which none of us are born with, we start learning how to act in socially defined situations. For second through fourth graders groomed with a love for sports, this becomes a very important time. This is the age of understanding what it means to win or lose. It’s also the […]

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Peyton Manning: The Comeback Kid

If there’s one thing I’ve come to realize in my years of watching football, it’s that it’s a lot like life which is full of feelings and strategy. They both have us tackling our problems head-on while blocking out our fears in order to protect the dreams we cherish. With any chance we get, they […]

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It May Not Be Cooperstown But Dan Wilson Deserves This Hall Of Fame

On the outside, Dan Wilson’s career statistics do not appear Hall of Fame worthy. A batting average of .262. A total of 88 home runs and 519 runs batted in. Though his .995 career fielding percentage and many of his other fielding statistics are some of the best all-time for a catcher, it would take […]

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Pitcher Perfect: Three Months of Magic on the Mound

In baseball, the number of runs is what determines the winners and the losers—at least according to the scoreboard. All the hits and trips to home plate are the results of power and strategy by the men in the batter’s box and the ones rounding the bases. However, it’s the men on the mound on […]

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