Month: October 2016

2016 World Series Preview: Chicago Cubs vs. Cleveland Indians

American League Champions: Cleveland Indians National League Champions: Chicago Cubs 1948 vs 1908. 68 years vs 108 years. Two teams, who haven’t won the World Series for a combined 176 years, face off in the 2016 World Series, where they’ll both try to lift their respective curses: curse of the Billy Goat for Cubs and the curse of Chief Wahoo for Indians.

Peres Remembered

On September 27, 2016 Shimon Peres, who served as president of Israel, died after suffering a stroke. As news of his death became public he was remembered as dovish worker “for peace in the Middle East.” The New York Times stated that he set “an example for forward thinking” and “envisioned [the] morals…being lived here today in Israel.” The Washington Post even published in his obituary that he was an “Israeli patriot who believed in peace.” Associated Press praised Mr. Peres “as a visionary who committed his life to the elusive goal of lasting peace in the Middle East.” To add insult to injury, he even received a Nobel Peace Prize and was awarded  a Presidential Medal of Freedom by President Barack Obama for his supposed acts of “peacemaking.” Yet if we review his history I highly doubt the term “peacemaker” will cross our minds.

2016 MBL Wild Card Preview: National League

New York Mets vs. San Francisco Giants October 6, 2016 3:00am (Jordan Time), Citi Field, NY Starting Pitchers: Noah Syndergaard (14-9, ERA 2.60) vs Madison Bumgarner (15-9 ERA 2.74) Most of the Mets’ young starting pitchers the Mets are famous for ended their season early (Matt Harvey, shoulder surgery; Jacob deGrom, forearm surgery; Steven Matz, shoulder and elbow injury), leaving Noah Syndergaard alone.

A Great MLB Star Has Fallen

  I was a big fan of Jose Fernandez after watching his first Major League debut against my favorite team New York Mets on April 8, 2013 live. Watching his first few pitches, which were four-seam fastballs, I thought he was one of the fireballer rookies that would not last long in his first game.