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This Great Game Comebacker Archive: 2017

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The red-hot (and, eventually, caught red-handed) Astros, Aaron Judge’s memorable rookie season and the Indians’ record-winning streak are just a few of the action items that we commented on throughout 2017.

January 2017

The new kids in Baseball’s Hall of Fame; Dangerous Dominican roads claim two more major leaguers including ace Yordano Ventura; Minor league umpires move further away from minimum wage.

February 2017

Taking the intentional pitches out of the intentional walk; Randy Levine beats Dellin Betances in arbitration, still complains about it; The ideal U.S. WBC team.

March 2017

The good, the bad and the ugly from the 2017 World Baseball Classic; Tim Tebow’s 15 minutes of spring training fame; New rules, MLB 2017 edition.

April 2017

Madison Bumgarner goes on a wild—and costly—bike ride; Why some people aren’t thrilled with the idea of a Jose Fernandez statue; The second coming of Eric Thames.

May 2017

Adam Jones confronts racism at Fenway Park; Matt Harvey’s late-night meltdown; The passing of Jim Bunning.

June 2017

Home runs, home runs and more home runs; Joe West at 5,000; Goodbye, Jimmy Piersall.

July 2017

MLB makes its short-term international ambitions known; Aaron Judge’s rookie splash grows bigger; Adrian Beltre hits the 3,000-hit mark.

August 2017

The grown-ups play at Williamsport; Jeffrey Loria sells the Marlins, and that’s a good day for MLB; Rhys Hoskins, the latest record-breaking young boomer; Sad goodbyes to Darren Daulton and Don Baylor.

September 2017

The Indians win 22 straight; The Yankees and Red Sox exchange sign-stealing accusations; Bruce Maxwell takes a knee in front of the U.S. flag.

October 2017

The Year of the Home Run continues unabated into the postseason; Dusty Baker’s latest (and again unpleasant) October surprise; An unexpectedly early exit for the Indians.

November 2017

After 55 years, the Astros are finally champions of the world; The shocking death of Roy Halladay; The Braves get punished.

December 2017

Giancarlo Stanton goes New York, New York with Aaron Judge; Shohei Ohtani goes to Disneyland; Everyone’s leaving Miami.

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