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Opening Day = National Holiday

Joe Hines | March 23rd, 2019

It’s a mere 5 days until the real opening day, with apologies to the Mariners and Athletics. For those of you under the age of 50, MLB at one time had a traditional opening day and game, featuring the Cincinnati Reds. I miss those days. I also think the designated hitter is an abomination, to paraphrase Crash Davis. So you can surmise my feelings on the impending implementation of the DH in the National League. I offer my own solution to the imbalance between leagues, abolish the DH altogether.

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Albert Almora Needs to be in the Lineup Every Day

Joe Hines | June 12th, 2018

I am puzzled each time I see the Chicago Cubs lineup on any given day and fail to see the name of Albert Almora Jr.  The team’s number 1 pick from the 2013 draft (6th overall), and not to be discounted as the first under the Theo Epstein regime, has become the player the organization hoped for when he was drafted out of Mater Academy Charter School in Florida.

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