The Vermont Cynic

Pay disparity overshadowed by baseball contracts

Nickie Morris, Assistant Sports Editor

April 3, 2019

In the past month, four high-paying, long-term contracts worth a combined $1.3 billion have been signed by Major League Baseball players under the age of 30. The MLB gets away with paying minor league players less than minimum wage. Meanwhile, billions of dollars go to major league players. T...

Rare two-way players upgrade roster

Rare two-way players upgrade roster

Nickie Morris, Assistant Sports Editor

August 29, 2018

Valentina Czochanski Many players try to go from pitching to hitting because of injuries, but never has true stardom been found in both positions since Babe Ruth. Ruth retired in 1948, and since then two-way players have rarely seen MLB success. There have been some converted players who ha...

Season set for a historic ending

John Suozzo

October 30, 2016

The 2016 World Series will mark the end of one of the largest championship droughts in baseball. The Chicago Cubs will face off against the Cleveland Indians in this year’s installment of the World Series. The fanbases of the Cubs and the Indians have long been tortured. The Cubs have ...

Put your best pitcher out there

Jack Estrin

October 23, 2016

In the modern game of professional baseball, managers have a plethora of statistics on which to base late-game match-ups. Sometimes, as this year’s postseason has proven, it is often best for managers not to strictly adhere to these statistics and sacred baseball tradition, but instead to tak...

New hope to bring back baseball

<p>New hope to bring back baseball</p>

February 10, 2016

In 2009, UVM got rid of its baseball and softball programs due to financial cuts and some groups are lobbying to bring it back.With a new athletic director on the horizon, many involved in the process of returning baseball to the University of Vermont are hoping for positive changes in the near future. UVM’s club ...

Bring it Back: step up to the plate

<p>Bring it Back: step up to the plate</p>

February 10, 2016

In 2009, UVM cut its varsity baseball and softball programs because of budget cuts.This wasn’t the first time– the same happened in the 1970s, though the program re- turned after seven years.The numbers just don’t add up for the program’s removal. Since being cut in 2009, UVM’s total athle...

It’s past time for a pastime

It's past time for a pastime

April 16, 2015

Just east of campus sits a piece of history. It's fair to assume that many students will never visit Centennial Field, let alone understand what it’s meant to generations of students and Vermonters alike.This isn’t just the school paper waxing poetic — ESPN says it’s one of the top 10 baseba...

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