The Observer

Swinging for Glory

Last years team cheers on their teammates from the dugout at Nobby’s Ballpark. 
The 2015 Spartans begin their season in Florida with the UAA tournament next week.

JP. O’Hagan, Sports Editor

February 27, 2015

Last Seasons Record: 34-12 Last Season UAA Standing: 6-2, UAA Champions Top Rival: Marietta Returning Seniors: 8 Newcomers: 9 Captains: 4; Rob Winemiller, Andrew Gronski, Jordan Swisher, Kerrigan Cain Pre-Season Ranking: 15th in NCAA D3 Season kickoff: Washington University at UAA...

Jason Giambi calls it a career

Joey Arko, Staff Reporter

February 20, 2015

Jason Giambi decided he had taken his last swing. On Monday Giambi called it quits after 20 Major League Baseball (MLB) seasons and playing for four different clubs, his last being the Cleveland Indians. A five-time All-Star, Giambi is 44 years old and leaves the game with the reputation of being a big-time...

The hall is broken

JP. O'Hagan, Sports Editor

January 16, 2015

\Paul Hoynes had every good intention when he wrote about his recent dilemma. Hoynes has been entrusted with the preservation of the history of “America’s favorite pastime,” but more on him later. Baseball has been a part of American life since the late 1800’s, and despite modern complaints...

One for the ages

David Hoffman, Staff Reporter

November 7, 2014

There’s an old saying that baseball is a game of inches. The San Francisco Giants secured a dramatic World Series victory by 90 feet, edging out the Kansas City Royals in the decisive game seven by a final score of 3-2. Although a few of the games were routs the series proved exciting, with neither...

New Standard of Success

David Hoffman, Staff Reporter

October 3, 2014

What a difference a year can make. Just a year ago, the Indians’ recently completed season would have been considered a great success. After last year’s run to the American League wild card game, though, this season doesn’t quite stack up. Nevertheless the Tribe enjoyed a respectable campaign,...

Cy Young Award belongs in Cleveland

Joey Arko, Contributing Reporter

September 26, 2014

KKKKKKKKKKKKKKluber! After notching back-to-back 14-strikeout performances (hence the 14 “K’s” in his name), Indians starting pitcher Corey Kluber is making a very strong case for the American league Cy Young award—baseball’s most prestigious acknowledgment for pitchers. The last time...

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