The Oberlin Review

Beltrán Champions Houston Astros, Puerto Rican Relief Efforts

Alex McNicoll, Sports Editor

October 27, 2017

Carlos Beltrán is a surefire Hall of Fame baseball player, with nine All-Star appearances and 2,725 career hits and counting in his 20-year career in the MLB. However, for more than 10 years, Beltrán has been marred by one moment. In 2006, Beltrán was playing for the New York Mets as they battled through the National League playoffs. In game seven of the league’s championship series, down two runs, he stepped up to the plate in the bottom of the ninth. With two outs and bases loaded, he struck out looking. Beltrán now travels with the Houston Astros to the World Series, and while he finally has a chance to win a championship, he also finds his voice off the field in the twilight of his career. Despite Houston’s ...

Boston United By Marathon

Sarah Orbuch, Sports Editor

April 25, 2014

It is hard to believe that a whole year has passed since the bombing at the finish line of the 117th Boston Marathon. I had signed up for race alerts for my friend who was running, and when I received a text message saying she had finished, I put away my phone and stopped paying attention to the race. Two hours later, I walked into Philips gym, only to find it abuzz with panic about a bombing in Boston, specifically at the finish line of the marathon. I immediately called my friend, and when she did not pick up, I panicked. That moment of confusion has a spot on my list of top ten scariest moments. Fortunately, my friend called me back, said she was in one piece and was safe. But there were many who were not so...

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