Ben Porter

Ben Porter

Ben is a sophomore at Columbia University where he plays baseball. He loves everything about the game and is a little biased toward the Boston Red Sox, Ben has future ambitions of a career in sports media, follow him on Twitter @Ben13Porter

By Ben Porter On Friday, April 28th, 2017
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Chris Sale Goes Eight Strong With 10K’s, Surprise! The Red Sox Score No Runs

Listen, I am just as mesmerized with Chris Sale as the rest of you. He is amazing. No question about it. But what is going on with the games he starts? Over the course of the season, he is averaging over 12 strikeouts More...

By Ben Porter On Wednesday, April 26th, 2017
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The Red Sox Rivalry Situation As Told By It’s Always Sunny In Philadelphia

So yesterday I was watching It’s Always Sunny In Philadelphia on Netflix during some of my free time when I had quite the realization. In preparation for the upcoming rivalry matchup between the Boston Red Sox More...

By Ben Porter On Monday, April 17th, 2017
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For Boston, Patriots’ Day Game Holds Special Meaning

Monday, April 15th, 2013. A date that is tattooed in the minds of Bostonians everywhere. Four years ago on Patriots’ Day tragedy struck the city of Boston and shook our nation to its core. Two bombs detonated More...

By Ben Porter On Sunday, April 9th, 2017
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Three Teams The MLB Could Send To Las Vegas

Las Vegas is a place that you associate with sports for all the wrong reasons. As the gambling capital of America, you know Vegas as the place where people go to legally put money on sports, horse races, and casino More...

By Ben Porter On Thursday, April 6th, 2017
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Chris Sale’s First Start For The Red Sox Was Everything I Had Hoped For

Yesterday was a special day for us Boston Red Sox fans. Hyped up since the Red Sox acquired him in December, it was the moment we had all been waiting for: Chris Sale’s first start. Memories of Clay Buchholz’ More...

By Ben Porter On Monday, April 3rd, 2017
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Madison Bumgarner Is The Hero The Home Run Derby Needs

Nothing, and I mean nothing gets the people going like a pitcher hitting a home run. When a pitcher steps into the batter’s box, it’s often a free out. No one expects a pitcher to rake, and no one bats an eyelash More...

By Ben Porter On Thursday, March 30th, 2017
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Here’s To Hoping Ichiro Can Play Into His 50’s

In a recent interview, Miami Marlins outfielder and consummate pro Ichiro Suzuki said that he would like to play until he is 50 years old. If he did this, he would join a very short list of players who have reached More...

By Ben Porter On Tuesday, March 28th, 2017
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Donald Trump Declines to Throw 2017’s Ceremonial First Pitch

Don’t blame Donald Trump for declining to throw out the Ceremonial First Pitch in our nation’s capital. The Washington Nationals extended an offer for President Donald Trump to commence their season More...

World Baseball Classic
By Ben Porter On Friday, March 24th, 2017
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Why Baseball Needs The World Baseball Classic

USA! USA! USA! The 2017 World Baseball Classic came to a close and the United States came out victorious. The past two and a half weeks were filled with highlight reel plays, clutch moments, and moon shot home More...

By Ben Porter On Thursday, February 23rd, 2017
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Breaking Down the Red Sox Catching Situation

I believe it was Billy Madison who said “It takes more than two to tango… or something like that”. Well “something like that” is exactly what the Boston Red Sox have behind the plate going into the 2017 More...

By Ben Porter On Sunday, February 12th, 2017
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Atlanta Braves Acquire Brandon Phillips

Glove flips, behind the backs, and between the legs feeds? Brandon Phillips routinely makes plays that children impersonate on the playground. Some might consider him the father of modern baseball swag, others More...

Jason Groome
By Ben Porter On Tuesday, February 7th, 2017
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Meet The Prospects: Jason Groome

It’s not every day you find a left handed pitcher who tops out at 97 mph and commands a powerful curveball with depth. Not impressed? This pitcher also has arm side run and a developing changeup. If your mouth More...








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