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The MLB is Finally Back

Graphic Created on Canva of MLB Logos
Gardner Clement
Graphic Created on Canva of MLB Logos

Major League Baseball (MLB) season is underway, and there have already been many injuries and surprises. First, the Dodgers made big acquisitions to their team after last season. For one, they got the most coveted player in the MLB, Shohei Ohtani. He is a weapon; he is one of the best pitchers, and one of the best power hitters in the league. As well as Shohei Ohtani, they also acquired Tyler Glasnow, one of the best pitchers in the league from the Tampa Bay Rays. 

Other notable acquisitions over the off season was the Yankees getting Juan Soto from the San Diego Padres. He was an outfielder for the Padres and one of their best hitters. The Yankees needed a big acquisition over the summer because they had a lackluster season last year. Another big setback is that Gerrit Cole is out for the year this season, so they had to balance out their bullpen and their batting order. 

There have been many big surprises. First, the Oakland A’s are moving to Las Vegas by 2028, and so their fans are “boycotting” their games. They had easily the worst attendance of any team in the MLB, and still no one goes to their games. They have no “superstar,” and no face of the franchise. Many fans are losing hope for the A’s, and not even watching the games. 

Additionally, one thing that the MLB still has this year are the powerhouse teams. There are many teams that had really good regular seasons, like the Dodgers and the Braves who got eliminated in the postseason. There are also some more “dark horse” teams, which are teams that don’t appear good on paper, but might be good World Series contenders like the Guardians or the Yankees. Many people wouldn’t think that they would be favorites to win the World Series, but all of their players play together and all have chemistry.

Finally, there are many young players that are developing the MLB. Last year, the Cincinnati Reds called up the top prospect, Elly De La Cruz. He absolutely destroyed the MLB; he is probably the quickest and one of the most hard hitting players in the league. He is an electric defender and has a really strong arm. The year before, the Braves called up top prospect Michael Harris II, who still starts for the Atlanta Braves. This year, the Orioles called up top prospect, Jackson Holliday, who had a slower start than the other stars. We think that it’ll take a little time for him to develop and adapt to the different pace that the MLB has vs the minor leagues.

We think that this MLB season is gonna be an extremely entertaining season and a joy for baseball fans to watch because of the new talent and seeing the dark horse teams make their World Series run!

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Gardner Clement
Gardner Clement, Reporter
Junior Gardner Clement is a first-year reporter for the Prowler. Clement is very excited to create some banger articles and videos. Clement is in journalism because he wants to learn about writing formal news articles, and learning how to film and edit videos. When Clement is “off the clock,” he is playing basketball, or hanging out with friends. Clement also enjoys playing disc golf with the fellas, and staying on that Fortnite grind. Clement participates in the Outing Club, and the Spikeball Club. Clement is very excited to be on the Prowler Staff, and is very grateful for the opportunity. 

Jack Jensen
Jack Jensen, Reporter
Jack Jensen is a junior who is in his first year on the Prowler staff. This year, Jensen will work as a reporter. Jensen is excited to construct some swag articles and create fire Wildcat Weekly videos. Jensen is especially looking forward to interviewing his peers on the Prowler poll. He cannot be more ecstatic to join this awesome staff! Jensen is on the lacrosse and golf teams for RCHS. He is also involved in NHS and FCA at Rockbridge. When Jensen isn’t roaming the halls of the ‘Bridge, he can be found on the fortnite grind or playing cornhole. One day, Jensen hopes to pursue his cornhole passion and become a professional cornhole player.  This looks super good!

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