Tag Archives: Medical

Pittsburgh Pirates Surprise Contenders Heading Into The Second Half

Jamie Gatlin | July 12th, 2019

Coming into the season the Pirates were expected to rebuild. In one of the best divisions in baseball, the Pirates were predicted by many to finish fourth. So far, they have battled seemingly never-ending injuries and surpassed expectations. Over the last past two weeks, they faced teams currently in the playoff picture and excelled. With a lot of baseball left, this team is in a good position to succeed in a division still up for grabs. Continue reading

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Stroke vs TIA

Dr. Beth Sullivan| July 9th, 2019

The week of July 4th was full of unusual medical news from the sports world. It started with the untimely and unexpected death of Los Angeles Angels pitcher Tyler Skaggs and ended with the news that former New England Patriots linebacker and current ESPN analyst Tedy Bruschi had suffered a second stroke. His first occurred in February 2005 during the offseason. Continue reading

Sudden Unexpected Death- Usually There Are No Warning Signs

Dr. Beth Sullivan  | July 3rd, 2019

The news of the unexpected passing of the Los Angeles Angels’ starting pitcher Tyler Skaggs rocked the sports world late Monday afternoon. An autopsy was to be performed today, but it may take some time before a cause of death is officially determined.  As of the time the notification was made it was made clear that foul play and suicide did not appear to be the reason for his unexpected passing. Continue reading

MLB Draft Preview: George Kirby

Givanni Damico | June 3rd, 2019

George Kirby, RHP (Elon University)

Height: 6’4”

Weight: 210 LBs

Age: 21

Bats: R

Throws: R

MLB Pipeline Grades: Fastball: 60|Curveball: 55|Slider: 55|Changeup: 50|Control: 60|Overall: 50 (I don’t understand their math on this one.)

2018 Stats: 10-3, 2.89 ERA, 9.6 K/9, 2.7 BB/9, 8.8 H/9

2019 Stats: 8-2, 2.75 ERA, 10.9 K/9, 0.6 BB/9, 7.5 H/9

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Should the HEAT pursue Bradley Beal this Summer?

Jacari McRae| May 27th, 2019

During his season-ending press conference in April, Miami Heat president Pat Riley mentioned three acronyms he uses to describe players. “AOT” is for players who give effort all of the time, “NOT” is for players who give effort none of the time. Riley feels the Heat have plenty of “SOT” players, who perform some of the time. Continue reading