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February 26, 2015

OP-ED | Who’s Afraid of the Minor Leagues?

by Susan Bigelow | February 26, 2015 9:24pm


Last week Hartford officials held a ceremonial groundbreaking for the new minor league home of the New Britain Rock Cats, who will move to the city in time for the start of the 2016 season.

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February 1, 2015

OP-ED | Deflated Judgment: Internet Brings Out the Worst in ‘Journalism’

by Barth Keck | February 1, 2015 10:40pm

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NOTE: I am a fan of the New England Patriots, thus indicating potential bias in the views expressed below. In other words, “confirmation bias” might be at work here. But more on that in a minute.

The media circus known as “Deflategate” served as quite the distraction before the Super Bowl, but it also had one positive effect – it taught enlightened media consumers some important lessons:

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October 23, 2014

OP-ED | On Responsibility, Sports, and Parenting

by Barth Keck | October 23, 2014 7:00am

As a Baltimore native and lifelong Orioles fan, I was disappointed with their recent elimination from the playoffs. Nevertheless, I was heartened by their successful season, especially since prognosticators gave them no chance of winning anything this year.

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July 25, 2014

OP-ED | Hartford Ballpark: Good for Region, Bad for City?

by Susan Bigelow | July 25, 2014 10:00am

Hartford may not get that stadium after all, thanks to a bumbling city government and fierce opposition from residents. This might be a good thing for the city, even though it’s a loss for the region.

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July 4, 2014

OP-ED | Rock Cats Move To Hartford Tainted By Secrecy And Incompetence

by Terry Cowgill | July 4, 2014 4:30am

Distressed municipalities will often turn to anything they think will help with economic development.

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June 6, 2014

OP-ED | If Done Right, Hartford Minor League Baseball Could Be More Than Worth It

by Susan Bigelow | June 6, 2014 7:00am

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New Britain baseball is ending the way it started, by moving about 10 miles down the road. In 1983, the Bristol Red Sox moved to New Britain; in 2016, the New Britain Rock Cats will likely be Hartford-bound.

Will it be worth it? That’s a surprisingly hard question to answer.

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June 4, 2014

Boughton, McKinney Pan Hartford Stadium Idea

by Christine Stuart | June 4, 2014 10:17pm

Courtesy of the City of Hartford Two Republican candidates for governor, Danbury Mayor Mark Boughton and Senate Minority Leader John McKinney, both panned Hartford’s plan to build a $60 million stadium to move a minor league baseball team from New Britain to Hartford.

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Hartford Plans To Build Rock Cats New Stadium

by Jhansi Katechia | June 4, 2014 3:02pm

Christine Stuart photo The owner of a minor league baseball team and Hartford Mayor Pedro Segarra announced plans Wednesday to build a $60-million stadium in the capital city and move the Rock Cats 13-miles from New Britain to Hartford.

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April 25, 2014

OP-ED | Northwestern Fails Mission Through Anti-Union Actions

by Audrey Honig Geragosian | April 25, 2014 10:00am

“I’m incredibly proud of our young men! GO CATS!” tweeted Northwestern University football coach Pat Fitzgerald on January 28, in the wake of his players’ petition to the National Labor Relations Board to unionize. As a second-generation NU alum, I was proud, too. The students’ actions embodied what a Northwestern education is supposed to be about: questioning the status quo, engaging debate, provoking new thought. Quaecumque sunt vera, as our motto reads, “Whatsoever things are true, think on these things.”

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April 13, 2014

PHOTOS | 200,000 Celebrate UConn Basketball Teams in Victory Parade

by Josalee Thrift | April 13, 2014 8:03pm

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Sunday’s victory parade in Hartford drew more than 200,000 to the city to honor the University of Connecticut’s men’s and women’s basketball teams for winning their respective 2014 NCAA championships. Hartford police provided a “conservative” crowd estimate of more than 200,000 and said fans were respectful - not a single arrest was reported. Police said it was the largest crowd anyone can remember in Hartford.

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