NHL 19: From the Pond to the Pros

At the NHL awards on June 20, Electronic Arts (EA) and the NHL announced the cover athlete for NHL 19, which is Nashville Predators defenseman P.K. Subban. Along with the cover, EA released the first official trailer for the next installment of the NHL franchise. I thought the NHL franchise took a huge step forward … Continue reading NHL 19: From the Pond to the Pros

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Casey Mize: A Lifelong Tiger

Casey Mize has been a tiger his entire life. Mize prepped at Springville High School (Alabama) where he was a purple and yellow tiger. He then began pitching at Auburn University but had to change his colors to orange and blue. Now, after being selected by the Detroit Tigers number one overall in the 2018 … Continue reading Casey Mize: A Lifelong Tiger

NHL Awards Prediction and Analysis

As the Vegas Golden Knights and Washington Capitals battle for the Stanley Cup, we inch closer to June 20 and the NHL Awards. The top players in the NHL are selected for various trophies which reward players for their respective positions. Let's look at the nominees for the most prominent awards and my prediction for who … Continue reading NHL Awards Prediction and Analysis

NHL Trade Deadline Predictions

The NHL trade deadline is fast approaching, and like every year, there will be one or two coveted prizes on that a few teams will battle for like a puck in the corner. Last year it was Kevin Shattenkirk who went from St. Louis to Washington, and it seems Washington could be in the mix … Continue reading NHL Trade Deadline Predictions

Dec. 9: Winnipeg Jets at Tampa Bay Lightning

As two of the top teams in the league, the Winnipeg Jets and Tampa Bay Lightning were sure to have a great matchup on Dec. 9. The two teams were very evenly matched most of the night and required extra time to settle the score. However, Brayden Point finished a backhand shot in overtime to … Continue reading Dec. 9: Winnipeg Jets at Tampa Bay Lightning

Dec. 9: Blues vs. Red Wings

The Detroit Red Wings hosted the second-ranked St. Louis Blues on Saturday, Dec. 9, and the Blues showed why they're the second-best team in the NHL. They played a 200-foot game, started in goal with Jake Allen and scoring when opportunities presented themselves. Red Wings goaltender Jimmy Howard was not on his game tonight, and … Continue reading Dec. 9: Blues vs. Red Wings

Hat 147: Sacramento Rivercats Alternate Hat

I picked this one up the day it came out. The Sacramento Rivercats put out a tweet about a week earlier with images of their newest hat, and I knew it was something I had to get. From the black and gold colorway, which is one of my favorites, to the uniqueness of the bridge … Continue reading Hat 147: Sacramento Rivercats Alternate Hat

World Series Review: Astros Win Historic Series

Originally published in the Albion College Pleiad. In 2013, the Houston Astros had finished their third consecutive 100-loss season and were on their couches watching the Boston Red Sox celebrate a World Series championship. The Los Angeles Dodgers, however, won their first National League Western Division title in three years, and they have finished in … Continue reading World Series Review: Astros Win Historic Series

Hat Review: Most Recent Hats

For all that I've been doing in the first part of the fall semester — from classes to being the Editor-in-Chief at the school paper — I've been lucky to find some time to make a couple of purchases. Those items, of course, are hats. I was also given a hat by my suitemates for … Continue reading Hat Review: Most Recent Hats

Balkan Hitting

Utica — Utica Unicorns shortstop Brett Balkan is one of the best contact hitters in the USPBL. He’s fourth in the league with a .308 batting average and has only struck out 12 times in 117 at-bats. While his summers might consist of being a pro shortstop, he’s got a different role in the offseason: … Continue reading Balkan Hitting