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Mike Venditti
February 07, 2019 - 11:27 am
I've said it for years and have heard the same response every time, but the inevitable might finally be here. Major League Baseball is discussing the implementation of the Universal DH and it's about time they did. Deep breaths purists...your typical responses haven't swayed me yet and they won't...
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Mike Venditti
January 23, 2019 - 9:41 am
It took until 2019, but we finally have a unanimous vote for the Baseball Hall of Fame and it is in the form of former New York Yankees closer Mariano Rivera. Good. Great. Now, BBWAA, DO BETTER! It is an absolute travesty that Mariano Rivera in 2019 is the first unanimous vote for the Hall. With...
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Mike Venditti
January 07, 2019 - 2:37 pm
For four straight years, the Alabama Crimson Tide and the Clemson Tigers have faced off in the College Football Playoff. Three of them, including tonight, for the National Championship. Typically, this would be an annoyance to most sports fans...but this one feels different. It's the Ali vs Frazier...
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Mike Venditti
December 31, 2018 - 3:14 pm
(Late post) Ditti breaks down the CFB Matchups and more!
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Mike Venditti
December 30, 2018 - 1:10 pm
Well...that was ugly... Our Gamecocks completely laid an egg in the Belk Bowl and were shut out by the Virginia Cavaliers. It happened, it's over and I promise you that Deebo Samuel wouldn't have made all that much of a difference outside it not being a shutout maybe. Of course, there is a lot to...
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Straight Up With Sturg
December 17, 2018 - 2:19 pm
Things I've heard in the last week as Clemson makes their fourth consecutive appearance in the College Football Playoff.... "Clemson wouldn't win nine games in a real conference like the SEC"; "Notre Dame is too big for a conference and therefor too big for Clemson"; "if they played a real schedule...
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Mike Venditti
November 14, 2018 - 4:15 pm
Crushing. Inexcusable. Frustrating. These are all words that us South Carolina faithful have used to describe the Gamecocks' 35-31 loss to the Florida Gators last Saturday in The Swamp. Carolina seemed to snatch defeat from the hands of victory as they blew a late lead in Gainesville and allowed...
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Mike Venditti
October 23, 2018 - 11:46 am
The year was 1916 and the Boston Red Sox were squaring off against the Brooklyn Robins in the World Series. Babe Ruth pitched all 14-innings in a 2-1 Game 2 victory for the Red Sox. Ernie Shore started and won two games for the Red Sox and in the end, Boston clinched another World Series...
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Mike Venditti
October 12, 2018 - 2:51 pm
Alright, so I'm batting .500 on my predictions. That's actually really good in baseball...but also means that I got half of my Divisional Series predictions wrong. The Braves weren't quite as ready as I had thought, the Dodgers were FAR more ready than I anticipated and the Astros reminded us all...
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Mike Venditti
October 04, 2018 - 4:41 pm
The glorious month of October is upon us and as a sports fan, there really isn't a dull moment. NFL and College Football seasons are in full swing, the NBA and NHL have returned and...most importantly, playoff baseball. As a baseball-first guy, I'm obviously most interested in the MLB Postseason,...
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