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 Monday, June 19th, 2017
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Nolan Arenado Completed The Cycle With A Walk Off Three-Run Home Run

Going into the bottom of the ninth inning, the Colorado Rockies trailed the San Francisco Giants 5-3. This, of course, was merely an invitation for drama for the offensive juggernaut Rockies. Three straight singles More...

Albert Pujols
By Ben Porter On Sunday, June 4th, 2017
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Please Join Me In Welcoming Albert Pujols To The 600 Club

Hats off to one of the greatest hitters to ever swing a bat, Albert Pujols. I just want to take a moment to appreciate how good Pujols has been over the course of his career. In his 17th season in the majors, Pujols More...

By Ben Porter On Sunday, May 28th, 2017
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Here’s The Weirdest Strikeout You’ll See All Year

So yesterday a video went viral of a minor league player striking out. It happened between the Hartford Yard Goats (Colorado Rockies AA affiliate) and the Binghamton Rumble Ponies (New York Mets AA affiliate). More...

By Ben Porter On Monday, May 15th, 2017
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Would You Rather Face Chris Sale Or Craig Kimbrel?

Either way, you’re striking out The Boston Red Sox currently have two absolutely dominant pitchers on their staff. The first, as everyone knows, is Chris Sale, and the other is Craig Kimbrel. This blog isn’t More...

By Ben Porter On Wednesday, May 10th, 2017
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Pace Of Play Is Not The Problem, Impatient Fans Are

There are two problems with Major League Baseball. Neither of them are the pace of play. In the wake of the 18 inning battle between the Chicago Cubs and New York Yankees on Sunday night, there’s been a lot More...

By Ben Porter On Wednesday, May 3rd, 2017
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The Red Sox and Orioles Are On The Brink of War

So a little over a week ago, Baltimore Orioles young stud Manny Machado slid into second base and landed a spike into the calf of Boston Red Sox veteran Dustin Pedroia. In retaliation, Matt Barnes threw behind More...

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...








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