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Garrett and Alex Rios

Heisman winner, Texas Rangers step up to support boy’s cancer fight

Published Feb. 17, 2014 on NewsOK.com

Things were becoming normal for the young family of four from Moore.

After being shuffled in and out of hospitals and treatment facilities for much of the past four years, eight-year-old Garrett Grider was finally healthy and able to enjoy activities most children his age take for granted. Evenings of Little League baseball replaced days of intense radiation sessions, and family get-togethers supplanted nauseating hours of chemotherapy.

It seemed like the worst was finally behind the Griders.

And then one day, Garrett woke up with a familiar feeling.

“He ...

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George Springer

Magical Baseball Season Comes to a Close in Oklahoma City

Published in Urban Tulsa Weekly, September 2013

The summer of 2013 has been very kind to baseball fans in Oklahoma City.

With a little more than a week to play in the regular season, the OKC RedHawks find themselves sitting atop the American South division of the Pacific Coast League and in command of a destiny that includes reaching the PCL playoffs for the first time in five years.

But beyond simply winning more games than their competitors, the RedHawks have crafted one of the most memorable seasons in Oklahoma baseball history.

This season alone, the RedHawks have seen players like Jonatha...

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Murdering Heroes: Hall of fame voters continue to hinder baseball

Already this year, without a single game being played, Major League Baseball has made history.

With the help of a select few sportswriters privileged enough to determine the destinies of some of the game’s greatest players, 2013 will mark the first year since 1960 that the Baseball Writers’ Association of America didn’t elect anyone to the National Baseball Hall of Fame.

Though it’s a well-known fact that many recent potential inductees enjoyed careers during baseball infamous “steroid era,” the association has undoubtedly changed the game and the tradition that accompanies it forever.

Fan fav...

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Cubs fall short in crackdown on season ticket holders

The Cubs decided Wednesday to crack down on season ticket holders who purchase tickets for the sole purpose of reselling them at a higher profit.

While I’m all for the idea of maintaining the face value of tickets to all types of events, the Cubs could have done one better and terminated their partnership—or at least voiced their intention to work with Major League Baseball towards dissolving their partnership—with world-class ticket scalper StubHub...

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