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Play Ball! MLB Spring Training

With the unmistakable sound of baseball bats cracking through the air during MLB Spring Training, we are reminded that this marks the arrival of not just a sporting season, but a cherished tradition that extends beyond the fields and professional athletes. The excitement of Spring Training, where SPF matters more than OPS, and prospects introduce themselves, sets the stage for baseball fans eagerly anticipating the first pitches of the 2024 baseball season. As pitchers and catchers report and games being, the baseball world is fixated more on the players not on the field, as the free agent offseason glacially drags into late February. Elite names like Cody Bellinger, Jordan Montgomery, Matt Chapman, Blake Snell and others, remain unsigned and fanbases are frustrated and eager to see their teams make a splash. For players, Spring Training is more than just practice; it's a time of intense preparation and competition . Young prospects strive to leave an indelible impression, while

Celebrating Valentine's Day 2024

Hey there, love birds! Valentine’s Day has officially arrived, and it’s time to celebrate all variations of love whether it be platonic, familial, or romantic. Although the origins of Valentine’s Day are a bit murky , the most popular (and most romantic) legend goes as follows: Emperor Claudius II of Rome, outlawed marriage because he believed that unmarried men were more effective soldiers. A Roman priest named Valentine thought this was unfair, and continued to marry soldiers to their sweethearts in secret. He eventually got caught and was executed for going against the emperor’s wishes. While he was in jail, Valentine wrote the first "valentine" to the daughter of his jailer, signing his letter “from your Valentine.” Later, Pope Gelasius I designated the anniversary of his death as St. Valentine's Day . Now that we've covered some of the romantic history of Valentine's Day, it's time to  discuss Valentine's Day plans. Whether you’re going on a date with

Celebrating the 2024 Grammy Awards

In the realm of music, few events carry as much weight and prestige as the Grammy Awards. Winning a Grammy is not just a trophy; it's a validation of an artist's impact and influence on the industry. The Grammy’s are never dull; at the 2024 Grammys this past Sunday, we got a remarkable performance from Tracy Chapman and Luke Combs showcasing their talents with a rendition of Fast Car, Miley Cyrus received her first Grammy Award , and Jay-Z gave a powerful speech about the division that categorization at the Grammy’s creates.  Taylor Swift won Album of the Year for 4th time , ending the night as 14-time Grammy winner. She'll now head back out on the road to continue her record breaking tour; the mystery of whether or not she will make it to the Super Bowl in time won't be solved until kick-off on Sunday. Although the Grammy Awards are exciting and help acknowledge innovative artists who deserve recognition, they can also be a source of much controversy. From surprising