HOTSPROTSAKES 2017 MLB Predictions

Winter is finally over and the truest sign that warmer weather is ahead is the start of the Major League Baseball season.

It will hard to top the 2016 season that saw the emergence of more young stars, some of the most thrilling postseason games of this era, and oh yeah, the Cubs end a 108-year World Series drought.

What’s in store for 2017? We’ll try to predict what we think is to come over the course of 162 games.

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Let’s remember the time Michael Jordan tried to play baseball

When you think of Michael Jordan, you probably remember him, depending on how old you are, as either a crying face on Twitter, a great basketball player, someone who makes shoes, or as one of the all-time greats when it comes to gambling on golf.

You may not remember him for baseball, despite him having tried to play it professionally for a whole year! I swear it’s true, and not just from the opening 15 minutes of Space Jam where he strikes out and everyone is nice to him.

Today, February 7, marks the 23rd anniversary of the day MJ signed with the Chicago White Sox organization and tried to make it to Major League Baseball. Spoiler: he didn’t get there.

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Introducing the HOT SPROTS TAKE Podcast

A new year means new things here at HOT SPROTS TAKES, and part of that is making sure we bring you more #content on here every day.

Today, @theryanwalsh and myself bring you the first episode of the HOT SPROTS TAKES Podcast, a (hopefully) weekly podcast where we offer up our hottest takes on whatever is going on in the world at the time.

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Actual HOT SPROTS TAKE: Curses aren’t real, your team just stinks

FOLKS,, the Cubs ended more than a century of heartbreak last night in one of the Top-3 Game 7s baseball has seen in my lifetime.

Since then you’ve likely seen, read, or heard people spouting off about how it’s the end of the Billy Goat Curse.

I’m here to tell you that sports curses aren’t real, and there’s a very simple reason for why those teams that claim to be “cursed” are in fact, not.

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