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MVP Race: Mike Trout or Miguel Cabrera?

One of the more interesting debates on the diamond this season is the AL MVP. This season, Angels’ rookie Mike Trout and the Tigers’ Miguel Cabrera compiled two of the best seasons in baseball history, leaving baseball writers perplexed when it comes to voting for the title. My Daily Illini colleague Stephen Bourbon and I break down the race below, beginning with my argument for Trout after the jump. Continue reading

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Video: Weezy’s Sports Corner Ep. 1

Lil Wayne goes an interesting route in his new series of vlogs, titled “Weezy’s Sports Corner”. This is just a basic introductory video explaining Tunechi’s love of sports and who he is a fan of. It will be interesting to see what he has in store for later episodes.

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Theo Epstein will have to prove his true worth with the Cubs

With baseball season around the corner, there’s no doubt that Cubs fans are anxious to see what’s in store for their team. Management suffered a complete overhaul of changes this off-season. The biggest of them was the signing of team President Theo Epstein, the man from Boston who is given a lot of credit for ending baseball’s second longest World Series drought (Boston’s last title before the 2004 World Series was won in 1918). As a Cubs fan myself, I’m one of the more anxious fans waiting to see how Epstein plans on bringing the Cubs organization its first World Series in over 100 years. Epstein, however, may not be the savior the Cubs’ faithful have hoped for after all. Continue reading

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Video: How the Cubs can break their World Series drought

I think I’ve found the key to the Cubs success next year. If every time the opposing team scored a run, we just do this to them. We’d be flawless at home.

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MLB Trade Deadline: What will Chicago’s teams do?

Carlos Pena may be one of the Cubs' best trade assets come the deadline

We are only a few short weeks away (July 31, 3:00 pm CT) from one of the most exciting times in regular season baseball: the trade deadline. Unfortunately for Cubs’ fans, this time will likely mean the end of the road for one of your favorite players wearing Cubby blue. For the South siders, you may see a fresh face or two in black and white to help the Sox playoff push.

The White Sox are the only ball club in Chicago right now with a fighting chance to make the postseason this year. The Sox are 44-48 and are surprisingly only five games behind the Detroit Tigers in the AL Central. The Cubs, meanwhile, have been struggling, which has led to them holding the second-worst record in all of baseball at 37-55.

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Play of the day: Eric Byrnes owns Harold Reynolds on MLB Network

How much cash did the ex-coworker who Reynold’s sexually harassed pay Byrnes to do this? During the commercial break, Reynolds was put on the 60-day DL with a major concussion.

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Play of the Day – 4/1/11

Top Play: John Mayberry Jr. hits a walk off single to win game for Phillies

Nothing better than seeing a pinch hitter get the job done when his team needs him most.

Runner-up: Corey Crawford saves lead to Kane goal

This is two-way hockey at it’s finest.

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