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The Moose Is Loose

On Wednesday, September 20th, Mike Moustakas hit his 37th home run of 2017.  The “Moose” now holds the record for the most home runs in a single season by a Kansas City Royal.             Moustakas

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Sports Dead Zone?

Pundits in the traditional media, and on talk radio, love to debate the worst time of year to be a sports fan.  As the thermometer hits triple digits in the Midwest and on the West Coast, it is hard not

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Going, Going, Gone: A Quick Look at the Home Run Derby

[The Midsummer Classic is a great midpoint to the summer.  It is a tradition that dates to 1933 and, in my opinion, is one of the best all-star formats in major professional sports (along with the MLS which, as many readers

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MLB: I Haven’t Seen You in a While

[Hopefully, everyone is enjoying Spring Break, getting ready for the college basketball madness of March and of course looking forward to Opening Day. No one has given it more quality thought than our man on the scene, Adam “Shem” Shemesh.

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MLB: Show Me the Money!

[The Reserve Clause.  It used to be that contracts in Major League Baseball (MLB) contained something called the Reserve Clause.  It meant that once a contract for a player expired, the team continued to control the rights to that player.

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MLB: Getting Your Mind Ready for Baseball Season

[When we think of baseball, the insights and analysis of Adam “Shem” Shemesh come to mind.  He is, as we like to say here at myespnforkids.com, the best young writer covering the game.  This article is the first in a

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2016: An Epic Year in Sports

[2016 was an incredible year –for better and for worse.  We cheered for the Cubs as they broke their 108-year Curse.  We bemoaned Kevin Durant as he said a fair weather goodbye to OKC.   It was, like every year, what

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A-Disgrace? A-Rod and His Path Back to MLB Respect

[MyESPNforkids is lucky to have our own Peter Gammons: Adam “Shem” Shemesh.  When you contemplate the biggest names in baseball during our time as young fans, you have to think about Alex Rodriguez.  At the same time, the word steroids

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MLB: As October Arrives, Questions Loom

[Many purists hated (and perhaps still hate) the expanded number of playoff series and games. As a Royals fan, I can tell you that it was an absolute joy to follow the ups and downs of the postseason the last two

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Freedom’s Frontier Award: Thank You

Missouri became a state in 1821.  Then, after passage of the Kansas-Nebraska Act in 1854, the North and South flooded the territory that is now Kansas as the issue of whether it would enter the United States as a “free”

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“Swami Sez”: 2016 Predictions

Perhaps you are acquainted with the Swami, Chris Berman’s alter-ego that loves to speak on the wonders of professional football. It is time for me to channel the Swami and make my own set of predictions for My ESPN for

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The Hall: Who is in, and Who is not?

As the New Year approaches, while many of you are thinking about the College Football Playoff and/or the NFL Playoffs, this writer is looking forward to the upcoming year’s baseball Hall of Fame elections. Each year presents us with some

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MLB Predictions

30 Teams, 6 Divisions, 2 Leagues, and 1 Champion. Who will rise to win the 2014 World Series? We know it will not be the defending World Series Champions Boston Red Sox and most people think the Athletics are the

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Adam’s Take on Biogenesis and a new Beginning for Major League Baseball (MLB

Biogenesis. If you’re a baseball fan, that’s probably a word you’ve been hearing for quite a while now. On Monday, Major League Baseball suspended 13 players because they took performance-enhancers from Anthony Bosch, who owns Biogenesis. In this article, I’ll

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MLB DEALS: The Take on the Jake Peavy Trade

Amidst the Trade Deadline buzz, you might have missed exactly what happened in a three-team deal on July 30 between the Boston Red Sox, Detroit Tigers and Chicago White Sox. In this article, I’ll break down what each team got

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MLB 2H: It Is Time to Stop Sleeping!

Sleeper teams. They are the teams that nobody notices until they emerge and are winning big. As we come out of the All-Star break, let’s look at sleeper teams in baseball. The first half of the season is over, and

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