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THE POP EXPOSE – The New MLB 3 Game Wild Card Format!

Story By Mitchell Smith Hello everyone. Today I’m taking a look at the fall classic MLB. Baseball ain’t what it used to be. Now the playoff’s are extended which means more games, more green, and a chance for a team to squeak in and make some noise. Of course the past few weeks have been all about Arron Judge and his home run race against Roger Maris and the Babe’s single season record. Now it’s a whole new season. Many professional sports have long been set up so an unlikely…

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THE POP EXPOSE – Rachel Robinson!

Story By Mitchell Smith Hello everyone, today I’m checking out a remarkable woman who has flown under the radar for years. Rachel Robinson has been 50 years without her love Jackie Robinson, the legendary Brooklyn Dodger who broke the color barrier in Major League Baseball. Jackie passed away in 1972 at the age of 53. Although the man died way too young the legend still lives today. Rachel who turns 100 on July 19th has lived and helped keep his legacy going forward. I wise person once said behind every…

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THE POP EXPOSE – The Atlanta Braves Celebrate 150 Years Story by Mitchell Smith!

Hello everyone, Baseball’s fall classic is among us, today’s game is full of super human athletes and awesome stadiums to play in, but the sport has changed over many decades to become what we see today. A sport that was created in the eighteenth century by combining Cricket and the game Rounders, and later in the U.S. in 1839 Abner Doubleday was credited in the creation of American Baseball. Later on in the century the National League was created and one of the first and longest continuous teams the Boston…

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THE POP EXPOSE – ‘Would Babe Ruth Make it In Today’s MLB’? Story by Mitchell Smith!

Hello everybody. George Herman Ruth was born February 6, 1895 in Baltimore. He was a bit of a trouble maker in his early days and ended up in St Mary’s Industrial School for boys a reformatory and orphanage. He learned to play baseball there and nobody had any idea what he would do with this. In 1914 he signed with the Baltimore Orioles which was a minor league team. Ruth soon went to the Red Sox where he was a pitcher. He was then traded to the Yankees and played…

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THE POP EXPOSE Remembering ‘Eddie Mathews’ By Mitchell Smith!

This week I’m turning back the clock and taking a look at Edwin Lee Mathews aka Eddie Mathews. Many people might not know who Eddie is and I am guilty up until this week when I was talking to my boss about the Atlanta Braves loss in game 7 of the NLDS. Eddie was born on October 13, 1931 in Texarkana. His family later moved to California where he played baseball. In 1949 he signed with the Boston Braves. He is the only played to play in Boston, Milwaukee, and Atlanta…

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THE POP EXPOSE ‘Missing Baseball’ by Mitchell Smith!

Hello everybody, say goodbye to May and hello to June. I’m not sure how many but I assume a lot of us are missing professional sports. So I thought it would be fun to put together my fantasy team to play a game or 2 of baseball. There are many great catchers and names like Johnny Bench, Carlton Fisk, and Pudge Rodriguez come to mind but I’m going with the all time great and legend Yogi Berra. Berra had 10 World Series with the Yankees and his name is one…

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THE POP EXPOSE ‘MLB Opening Day 2019’ By Mitchell Smith!

Baseball season is here! Baseball season is upon us. The oldest sport in the US has lost its luster a bit in recent years, but it will always hold a special spot in my heart. I started watching baseball in the late 80’s when the Oakland Athletics had great team, with guys like Jose Canseco, Rickey Henderson, and Dennis Eckersley to name a few. Me living in the sticks our TV channels were limited and in the early 90’s one of the only stations I got that played sports was…

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The POP-EXPOSE ‘Branch Rickey’ By Mitchell Smith!

Wesley Branch Rickey born December 20th 1881 in Stockdale, OH was best known for drafting the first black man Jackie Robinson which broke the color barrier in Major League Baseball. Although it was not an easy road for either of them, Rickey changed America’s pass time, and he changed the perspective on the face of America. Rickey played professional football and baseball, before becoming a manager in the MLB. Rickey commanded a chemical training unit in WWI and had one of the all time baseball greats Ty Cobb under his…

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The POP-EXPOSE ‘Atlanta Braves Team of the 90’s?’

This week’s article courtesy of Serpentorslair Contributor Mitchell Smith! The Atlanta Braves had a magical run in 1991 as they went from last place in 1990 to first place in 1991. Then they had the magic game in 1992 when Sid Bream rounded third base and headed home in what seemed like an eternity to reach the plate but Bream slide in and the Braves won the pennant. The Braves were in 5 World Series from 1991-1999, but they were only able to muster up 1 championship. This would make…

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