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This Great Game Comebacker Archive: 2022
A wintertime lockout, a deep playoff run by the #6-seeded Philadelphia Phillies, and a legit resurgence by the Houston Astros are just a few of the baseball stories we commented on throughout 2022.
David Ortiz gets admitted into Cooperstown on the first ballot—while Barry Bonds and Roger Clemens fail on their last; MLB says no to the Rays’ quest to play in St. Petersburg and Montreal; The lockout continues, with little progress on the negotiating front.
Spring Training is tabled while owners and players fight it out over a new CBA; former Angels exec Eric Kay found guilty of providing opioids to Tyler Skaggs; Ryan Zimmerman calls it a career.
After 99 days, baseball’s lockout finally comes to an end; The humidor to be used in all 30 major league ballparks; Wild Spring Training scores.
Miguel Cabrera’s 3,000th hit; Trevor Bauer is branded with a two-year suspension; An awful start for the Reds and president Phil Castellini.
Are position players taking the mound making a mockery of MLB? It takes an idiot to undo an Angel Stadium village; Farewell, Roger Angell.
A sometimes wonderful, often awful, and briefly violent month for the Angels; A hat trick of hat tricks for Pittsburgh sluggers.
Are unvaccinated players hurting their team’s playoff chances by being held out at Toronto?; MLB’s antitrust exemption once again under fire by Congress—and this time, it might burn them.
Juan Soto becomes a Padre, while his new teammate Fernando Tatis Jr. becomes a PED user; Albert Pujols’ 11th-hour revival; Goodbye, Vin Scully.
Aaron Judge closes in on Roger Maris; Albert Pujols at 700; The Mariners are back in the playoffs after 21 years; New rules for 2023.
The debate is on: Is Aaron Judge truly the new season home run king?; The #6-seed Phillies soar through the postseason, while the almighty Dodgers fizzle out again.
Look ma, no cheating—the Astros win it all; How many MVP voters chose Shohei Ohtani over Aaron Judge?; Yasiel Puig’s latest controversy.
The Giants and Mets aren’t physical-ly attracted to Carlos Correa; Fred McGriff goes to Cooperstown; R.I.P., Gaylord Perry.
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