The Emerald

The New Color of Baseball

Elias Ross Trupin '16

May 27, 2014

The game of baseball is often criticized for being too slow, too boring. But lately, players like Yasiel Puig, Carlos Gomez, Brian Wilson, and a few others have something to say about that. The sport is in the middle of a full-fledged cultural revolution, and the fans are loving it. For well over 100...

Mark Jackson

Jacob Holdmann ’16 and Jay Na ‘16

May 27, 2014

The New York Times reports that after 3 years of service the Golden State Warriors have decided to sever ties with Mark Jackson. On Tuesday May 6, 2014, Mark Jackson was fired as head coach of the team, following a recent trend of firing successful coaches. Coach Jackson is coming off a strong season...

Some Thoughts on Concussions

Tommy Franceschini '16

May 27, 2014

Currently some of the most widespread and increasing injuries in sports today are injuries or trauma to the human brain according to the Neurologic Rehabilitation Institute. The most frequent brain injury is often a concussion, (TBI), which can occur when any object hits or strikes your head. Concussions...

Brazil: World Cup Host – and Favorite

Jacob Moskowitz '16

May 27, 2014

Brazilians have always had high expectations for their national soccer team. They are the most successful team in the history of the Fifa World Cup, with five trophies to show. When they don’t win, the consequences are severe. The last coach of Brazil (Dunga) was fired shortly after getting knocked...

Donald Sterling: Racist?

Nick Nip '16

May 26, 2014

In a league consisting of 574 players, thirty teams, twenty-five all-stars, and one NBA (National Basketball Association) champion, one owner stands out. He was known for his racist comments, which got him removed from the whole organization. This man’s name is Donald Sterling. He was not only stripped...

Volleyball: The Underrated Sport

Volleyball: The Underrated Sport

Jeffery Gomez '16, Guest writer

May 23, 2014

While most people go to basketball games, football games, and baseball games, few ever choose to attend a SHC Men’s Volleyball game- the underrated sport. Men’s volleyball is often thought of as a boring, easy sport, one requiring little to no athletic ability. On the contrary, men’s volleyball i...

Player Profile: Buster Posey

Player Profile: Buster Posey

Justin Yeung '16, Guest writer

May 23, 2014

Playing in his sixth season as a catcher, Buster Posey has already earned the top awards from: the Major League Baseball (MLB), his home team, the San Francisco Giants, fans, and media all over the country. Since being drafted as the 5th overall pick in the 2008 amateur draft by the Giants, the supersta...

Top 5 San Francisco Giants prospects to watch at Spring Training

Top 5 San Francisco Giants prospects to watch at Spring Training

John La '17, Guest Writer

March 18, 2014

The San Francisco Giants started their MLB Spring Training about two weeks ago. Spring Training statistics barely indicate how players will perform in the regular season, but certain aspects of the of the MLB’s preseason can be helpful in showing just how ready players, especially young prospects wi...

Jamaican Bobsledding: Moving at the Speed of Internets!

Jamaican Bobsledding: Moving at the Speed of Internets!

Dominic Bray '15

March 3, 2014

Before the Winter Olympics, the Jamaican bobsled team had a problem. They were unable to pay their Olympics entry fee, were not going to the Winter Olympics in Sochi, and definitely not going to relive that famous movie “Cool Runnings” nor the events that inspired that movie, until the Internet saw...

Candlestick Park: Thanks for the Memories

Candlestick Park: Thanks for the Memories

Will Moon '14, Sports Editor

December 20, 2013

          If you haven’t heard by now, the 49ers and their fans are saying farewell to Candlestick Park, the place the team has called home for the last 40 years. With the 2014 season set to take place in the brand new Levi’s Stadium in Santa Clara, San Franciscans and sports fans nationwide l...

Warriors Season Preview

Warriors Season Preview

Awad Faddoul '15, Staff Writer

November 1, 2013

One year ago, no one expected anything of the Golden State Warriors, who had only won 23 games and hadn’t made any major splashes in free agency. Last season, however, the Warriors surprised everyone by winning 47 games and making the playoffs for only the second time since 1994.  Not only did they...

Why Giants Fans Should Root for the A’s This Playoff Season

Why Giants Fans Should Root for the A’s This Playoff Season

Will Moon '14, Sports Editor

October 9, 2013

       With the San Francisco Giants’ underwhelming season over and sights set on a brighter 2014, baseball is turning up the heat across the Bay Bridge. That’s right, the Oakland Athletics have clinched their second straight American League West title and are in the playoffs once again.   ...

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