This Great Game Comebacker Archive: 2016

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The unstoppable Cubs, the death of Jose Fernandez and Chris Sale’s clubhouse ‘rantics’ are just a few of the action items that we commented on throughout 2016.


January 2016
The Hall of Fame welcomes Ken Griffey Jr. and Mike Piazza; MLB is forced to loosen its nonsensical grip on streaming users; So long, Monte Irvin.


February 2016
Jenrry Mejia is kicked out of baseball after a third PED positive; Baseball drops hints of future expansion—but to where?; Baseball aims yet again to speed up the game.


March 2016
The White Sox' silly clubhouse saga over whether Adam LaRoche's son stays or goes; Goose Gossage goes off on today's gloating stars; The Diamondbacks say that 18-year-old Chase Field needs an upgrade—or else.


April 2016
A Story-book beginning in Colorado; A new father of Baseball is uncovered; Dee Gordon gets snared by the PED police; John Oliver puts the proletariat in their place—in the Yankees’ Legends Suites.


May 2016
The Blue Jays smell a foul Odor, as Rougned gets rough with Jose Bautista; Bryce Harper's Chicago walk-a-thon; Plans for a new ballpark in Arlington.


June 2016
Did Ichiro Suzuki really pass Pete Rose on the all-time "professional" hits list?; Yordano Ventura goes bananas again; A very good month for home runs.


July 2016
A truly special day at the ballpark for the U.S. Armed Forces; Rob Manfred considers quotas on relievers and their time in the game; Chris Sale goes Psycho on the White Sox' throwback jerseys.


August 2016
The Yankees finally push out Alex Rodriguez while embracing Gary Sanchez, the hot new kid on the pinstriped block; the longest minor league hitting streak in over 60 years; Ichiro Suzuki reaches 3,000.


September 2016
The tragic death of Jose Fernandez; Rich Hill is robbed of perfection; Steve Clevenger tweets his way out of baseball.


October 2016
The Cubs and Indians, cursed with a combined 176 years without winning it all, face off in the World Series; Vin Scully's last call; Those four-hour epics known as postseason baseball games.


November 2016
Cubs win! Cubs win!; He can pitch and hit: Japan's Shohei Otani; What's new in the Collective Bargaining Agreement; A farewell to Ralph Branca.


December 2016
The end of rookie hazing as we know it; The Veterans' Committee gives Bud Selig a push into Cooperstown; A banner month for free-agent closers.


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The Full Comebacker Archive
Check out what's happening in and around baseball as seen through the probing eyes of This Great Game.


Comebacker Archive 2008
The Cubs' quest to avoid 100 straight years without a title, Manny Ramirez' Boston meltdown and the rise of the Rays are just a few of the baseball stories we commented on throughout 2008.


Comebacker Archive 2009
Alex Rodriguez's steroid confession, two new ballparks in New York and the Pirates' hopes of avoiding a record for futility are just a few of the baseball stories we commented on throughout 2009.


Comebacker Archive 2010
A revival in pitching, Stephen Strasburg's debut and the Giants' torturous run to a world title are just a few of the baseball stories we commented on throughout 2010.


Comebacker Archive 2011
Two historic collapses, the Cardinals' improbable October run and the McCourt saga are just a few of the baseball stories we commented on throughout 2011.


Comebacker Archive 2012
Expanded wild card races, perfect games, no-hitters of all kind and Miguel Cabrera's triple crown run are just a few of the baseball stories we commented on throughout 2012.


Comebacker Archive 2013
The Biogenesis scandal, the Boston Red Sox' emotional championship run and a record number of extra-innings games are just a few of the baseball stories we commented on throughout 2013.


Comebacker Archive 2014
Comprehensive video replay, Derek Jeter's final campaign and the Kansas City Royals' Cinderella run to the World Series are just a few of the baseball stories that we commented on throughout 2014.


Comebacker Archive 2015
A new commissioner, baseball attempts to speed up games and a breakout campaign from Bryce Harper are just a few of the action items that we commented on throughout 2015.


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