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This Great Game Comebacker Archive: 2018

This Great Game ComebackerThe introduction of the “opener,” an impeccable Red Sox campaign from start to finish, and the National League’s long-overdue reclaiming of interleague dominance are just a few of the baseball stories we commented on throughout 2018.

January 2018

The new kids in Baseball’s Hall of Fame; The Indians “modestly” demote Chief Wahoo; Why is the free agent market so slow?

February 2018

Baseball puts a quota on mound visits, and orders baseballs to be air conditioned before all games; So long to Tito Francona, Wally Moon and Jack Hamilton.

March 2018

The sanity behind the insanity of the 2017-18 offseason; Gabe Kapler’s rookie manager trial by fire; Goodbyes to Rusty Staub, Sammy Stewart and Ed Charles.

April 2018

A late winter plays havoc with the early major league schedule; the Twins and Indians feels Puerto Rico’s pain, post-Hurricane Maria; A rash of near no-no’s and perfectos.

May 2018

The birth of bullpenning; Albert Pujols reaches 3,000 hits; The experts are stumped at what’s behind MLB’s home run splurge.

June 2018

Highlights and peculiarities from this year’s amateur draft; The dreaded return of the “Turn the Clock Ahead” uniforms; R.I.P. Red Schoendienst and Bruce Kison.

July 2018

Why are all the non-pitchers pitching?; Mike Trout says no thanks to the ad men; Two Home Run Derbys at the All-Star Break; Major league players who were once insensitive Twits.

August 2018

Jose Urena’s one-pitch solution to stop Ronald Acuna Jr.; Braves broadcaster Joe Simpson marvels over 19-year-old Juan Soto’s “man-growth,” and the blogopshere (over)reacts; Bartolo Colon reaches the apex among Latino pitchers.

September 2018

Things are tight in the NL—but teams are a million miles apart in the AL; the NL finally wins the interleague wars; David Wright, Mike Scioscia and Joe Mauer all say goodbye to the game—for now.

October 2018

The Red Sox make it four titles in 15 years; Manny Machado relishes his role as playoff jerk; Farewell, Stretch.

November 2018

Adrian Beltre and Joe Mauer step down; MLB comes under fire for a dubious political donation; MLB’s season awards are handed out.

December 2018

Harold Baines becomes the latest dubious Hall of Famer; The Mariners trade, get sued, trade, rename their yard, and trade; The Rays’ search for a new home starts from scratch.

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