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The Riot That Nobody Predicted

On August 25th, 1948, the House Un-American Activities Committee first televised one of its sessions, a stand-off between former State Department official, now-accused Soviet Spy Alger Hiss and former US Communist party member, now-Time Magazine editor Whittaker Chambers. The day, dubbed “Confrontation Day,” grabbed national headlines across the country, promising to be the first of many […]

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Prospect Profile: Brandon Hughes and His Athleticism Are a Big Surprise

As the Eugene Emeralds’ playoff push continues this weekend, a bright spot for the Cubs’ Short Season Class A team has been the play of switch-hitting outfielder Brandon Hughes. A 2017 16th round pick out of Michigan State, Hughes is currently hitting .395 in just 12 games. Hughes is one of the few position players […]

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So you wanna be a contender…..

The Milwaukee Brewers (52-45) have been the darling of Major League Baseball so far this season. The Brewers, thanks to youngsters playing well and a few shrewd free agent signings and trades, have played great baseball and are impressively well above .500 as we approach the trade deadline. Milwaukee was in the middle of a rebuild, […]

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