Alex Bracken, DN Design

OPINION: Which city deserves an MLB expansion franchise?

Montreal, Québec, is known for a few things. It is the largest French-speaking city in North America and has many famous festivals, but it also has a rich history of baseball. Imagine this, game seven of the World Series, a sold-out Nashville crowd and a Nashville World Series win. Could you imagine what Broadway Street would be like that night? Charlotte, North Carolina, should undoubtedly be the number one candidate for cities up for an MLB expansion or relocation team in the near future. 



Aaron Judge swinging through an at-bat during a game for the New York Yankees. Judge hit his 62nd home run Oct. 4 to top Roger Maris' single-season total. Arturo Pardavila, photo courtesy
AARON JUDGE

GOINS: The magic number 62

Now that Aaron Judge has hit his 62nd home run, you shouldn’t have to worry about the TV cutting away when college football is on to show you Aaron Judge’s at-bats. Who knows if we will ever see a player so dominant that his at-bats interfered with a college football game again? Will ever see 62 home runs hit again? Or Barry Bond’s total of 73 broken? These are questions baseball fans wish they had the answers to, but only time knows the answer.




Junior pitcher Tyler Schweitzer pitches the ball in the first game of Ball State's double header against Eastern Michigan Mar. 13 at First Merchants Ballpark Complex. The Cardinals opened their Mid-American Conference season going winning both games against Eastern Michigan with scores of 2-1 and 6-4. Eli Houser, DN
BASEBALL

Still a firefighter: Ahead of likely being selected in the 2022 MLB Draft, Ball State Baseball pitcher Tyler Schweitzer reflects on going from reliever to MAC Pitcher of the Year

The 2022 Major League Baseball (MLB) Draft is scheduled for Sunday, July 17- Tuesday, July 19. Schweitzer, Ball State Baseball head coach Rich Maloney, Ball State Baseball pitching coach Larry Scully and anyone who followed Ball State Baseball during the 2022 season, knows the left-handed pitcher is almost certainly going to be drafted. 



Baseball players huddle after the game against Bowling Green at the First Merchant Baseball Complex on March 19. Cardinals won 17-1. Jamie Howell, DN
BASEBALL

MAC Championship Tournament Preview: Ball State Baseball hopes to finish the job and earn first NCAA Regional bid since 2006

Ball State Baseball (38-17, 32-7 MAC) won the Mid-American Conference (MAC) Regular Season Championship, thus earning the right to host the MAC Championship Tournament. The winner of said tournament earns an automatic bid at the NCAA Regionals. The Cardinals are scheduled to face Ohio (29-22, 21-15 MAC) May 25 at 4 p.m. in their first game of the tournament. 







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