The Oberlin Review

Goodbye Derek Jeter

Nate Levinson, Sports Editor

February 21, 2014

Filed under SPORTS, Sports Editorials & Features

On Feb. 12, Derek Jeter announced that the upcoming season will be his last in the MLB. For over three-quarters of my life, Derek has manned the shortstop position for the New York Yankees. There, he has made one clutch play after another, run out every routine groundball to second base and served as the de facto favorite player for every young Yankees fan. It’s difficult to quantify just how much Derek has meant to me over the years. I refer to him by first name as if we’re old friends, recall plays he’s made as if I was on the field with him and have narrowly avoided speeding tickets on more than a few occasions in order to make it home to see his late-game at bats. Although I’ve seen him play hundreds of tim...

Beware the Ides of March

Maxwell Sugarman, Sports Editor

March 8, 2013

Filed under SPORTS, Sports Editorials & Features

This is a tough time for fans of professional sports. There’s not much going on in the sports world right now: football is over, and the draft is months away; spring training has just begun in Major League Baseball, and the National Basketball Association is slowly moving through the mid-season doldrums toward the playoffs. Things are so rough for sports fans that people have resorted to checking hockey scores. Hockey?! Yes, March is definitely the most boring time of year in professional sports. The die-hard NBA fan will try to convince you that this time of year is great for basketball, that mid-season battles for first place will translate into exciting playoff races. This is a difficult claim to support, however,...

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