Occidental elated to see the World Series back to L.A.

The Los Angeles Dodgers knocked out the Chicago Cubs 11–1 Oct. 19 at Wrigley Field in game five of the National League Championship Series, sending them to the World Series for the first time since 1988. Since Thursday, azure blue…

Baseball alumni return to Anderson field once again

Saturday, Sept. 30, former and current Occidental baseball team members gathered for the annual alumni game. Over 40 alumni suited up for the competition on Anderson Field. The long-standing tradition of alumni games is an opportunity for the Occidental baseball…

Dodgers losing streak ends at last as postseason looms

The Dodgers postseason curse seems to have struck early this year. On Sept. 12, they defeated the San Francisco Giants, 5–3, to snap an 11-game losing streak — their longest losing streak since they moved to Los Angeles in 1957. The Dodgers are the first…

If he can play, she can play

I’ve been thinking a lot more about feminism and sports ever since I first read Shai Goodman’s column about the role that sexism played in her little league experience. It’s a topic we’ve been writing about frequently here at The…

Heads in the game, hearts in the song

Occidental baseball player Will Martel (sophomore) pitched his way to a D-III all-west region selection in 2016. His confidence was apparent as he left his seat on the bench, stepped over the line and walked toward the spotlight. With dozens…

#CapsOn: New Era campaign swings and misses

As much as I love Christmas, I’m convinced that now is the most wonderful time of the year— baseball season. Opening Day offers a fresh start for all 30 Major League Baseball (MLB) clubs and gives new hope for fans…

Watson hurls no-hitter against CMS

Nolan Watson* (senior) gave the Tigers (18-9) a gem on the mound last Friday, pitching the team to a 16-0 win against Claremont-Mudd-Scripps (CMS) in a mercy game of seven innings marking the 20th no-hitter in Occidental baseball history. After…

U.S. finally steps up to plate, wins World Baseball Classic

The U.S. triumphed in the World Baseball Classic (WBC) last week with an 8-0 win over Puerto Rico. This was the States’ first win in the “World Cup of baseball” after failing to advance past the semi-final stage in previous…

World Series win brings the Cubs’ family together

1,731 miles separate Occidental College from Wrigley Field. That distance didn’t stop Steve Goodman’s “Go Cubs Go” from ringing out in common rooms across campus Wednesday night. “Hey Chicago what do ya say? The Cubs are gonna win today!” The…

Why you should watch less football and more baseball

Though baseball is “America’s pastime,” football is by far this country’s most popular sport. Television ratings for the MLB All-Star Game have fallen 55 percent since 1980, and the World Series ratings sit at one eighth of the Super Bowl’s…

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