Softball finishes a strong spring training with 14–1 record

After runs to the NESCAC title game and the NCAA super regionals in 2022, Tufts softball enters this season with high expectations. Going 14–1 in their spring training games in Florida certainly starts the season off on the right foot, as the Jumbos begin their quest for a third NESCAC title in four seasons. In […]

Extra Innings: Top 10 MLB players for 2023

I won’t waste too much time on a long introduction since the title should be pretty self-explanatory. Here are my top 10 players in the MLB for the 2023 season.  Honorable Mentions:  Freddie Freeman, 1B, Los Angeles Dodgers; José Ramírez, 3B, Cleveland Guardians; Trea Turner, SS, Philadelphia Phillies Yordan Álvarez, DH/OF, Houston Astros After a […]

Extra Innings: 2023 MLB award picks

Opening day is just a few weeks away, so it’s time to make some predictions. These are my picks — as well as some dark horse candidates — for the 2023 MVP and Cy Young awards in each league.  National League MVP My pick: Nolan Arenado, St. Louis Cardinals Arenado has finished in the top […]

Extra Innings: 2023 World Baseball Classic preview

It’s been six years since we last had a World Baseball Classic, but it’s finally back. The MLB’s attempt to make the baseball equivalent of the World Cup will fall well short of the most popular sporting event in the world in terms of viewership, but I still believe the WBC is an amazing showcase […]

Extra Innings: Thoughts on the MLB’s 2023 rule changes

Given that I was disappointed when a new collective bargaining agreement in 2022 forced the National League to adopt the designated hitter, it shouldn’t come as a surprise that I’m not the biggest fan of the rule changes that the MLB is introducing for 2023. And yet, like the universal DH, I understand why the […]

Extra Innings: Baseball’s future is global

Once the most popular sport in America, there’s no denying that our national pastime is far from its former glory. For a sport seemingly as American as apple pie, baseball is far behind football as the most popular sport in the country, and this is especially true among younger Americans: Only 7% of Americans under […]

Extra Innings: Rafael Devers saves the Red Sox

On Jan. 11, the Red Sox finalized a massive 11-year, $331 million contract extension with star third baseman Rafael Devers. It’s a big move for Boston, as Devers is one of the game’s best hitters. But the extension is more important than one player. It gives Red Sox fans some confidence in a front office […]

Extra Innings: Winners and losers of free agency

With nearly all of this year’s big-name free agents off the board, here are the teams that won (and lost) free agency in 2022.  Winners New York Yankees Despite facing fierce competition from the Giants, the Yankees managed to re-sign Aaron Judge to a mammoth nine-year $360 million contract and promptly made him the 16th […]

Extra Innings: Greatest players of all time

Since the National League was founded 1876, an incredible 22,534 players have suited up for a professional baseball team. Some of those players only got one at bat, while others changed the game as we knew it. And out of all those 22,534 players, here are my top 10 greatest baseball players of all time. […]

Extra Innings: Free agency predictions

With the winter meetings underway, free agency is heating up. Here are some of the biggest free agents this offseason and some thoughts on where they’ll end up.  Aaron Judge Judge is, without a doubt, the most sought-after name in free agency this year. The 30-year-old had an insane 2022, hitting 62 homers and posting […]