This Great Game Comebacker Archive: 2015

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There’s a new commissioner, baseball attempts to speed up the games, Bryce Harper breaks out and the Royals reign supreme for the first time in three decades. These are just a few of the action items that we commented on throughout the 2015 baseball year.


January 2015
Four new members, same old controversies: The Hall of Fame Class of 2015; Rob Manfred steps in as the new commissioner; the passing of Ernie Banks.


February 2015
How baseball plans to speed up the games for 2015: Josh Hamilton suffers a relapse; Alex Rodriguez begins Mea Culpa Tour II; Why the Yoan Moncada inking is irking other major leaguers.


March 2015
The Cubs look at Kris Bryant's incredible camp as a minor deal; Will Ferrell's one-day tour of the Cactus League; Tommy John conquers Yu Darvish, Zack Wheeler and Brady Aiken (among others).


April 2015
The combatant Royals begin their defense of their AL title; The first major league game played before a crowd of 0; Josh Hamilton finds a home—his old one in Arlington.


May 2015
Bryce Harper comes of age; The continuing saga over why everyone wants pitchers to break the rules on using foreign substances; The Marlins go off the deep end—again.


June 2015
The milestones keep a comin' for Alex Rodriguez; The Cardinals are found hacking into the Astros' servers; Royals fans stuff the online All-Star Game ballot boxes; Is David Ortiz a clubhouse cancer?


July 2015
MLB's "Franchise Four" results neglect most everything before 1960; Your count of consecutive scoreless innings may vary; A computer calls balls and strikes in a minor league game.


August 2015
The Dodgers get no-hit twice within ten days; Merkle Boner redux in Arizona?; Ichiro Suzuki passes Ty Cobb—or does he?


September 2015
The passing of Yogi Berra; Are total pitches a more accurate barometer for starting pitchers than total innings?; Bryce Harper mixes it up with Jonathan Papelbon.


October 2015
A frisky baseball postseason complete with Daniel Murphy's power burst, a controversial "slide" into second by Chase Utley and a very weird seventh inning at Toronto.


November 2015
After 30 years, Kansas City is back on top of the baseball world; MLB's 2015 awards are given out, from MVP to the Best Tweet (thanks, Seinfeld); Someone finally bites at the qualifying offer.


December 2015
Pete Rose is denied reinstatement; The Reds try to deal a toxic Aroldis Chapman; Big-time free agent riches are rewarded to Zack Greinke, David Price and other top-tier pitchers.


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The Full Comebacker Archive
Check out what's happening in and around baseball as seen through the probing eyes of This Great Game.


Comebacker Archive 2008
The Cubs' quest to avoid 100 straight years without a title, Manny Ramirez' Boston meltdown and the rise of the Rays are just a few of the baseball stories we commented on throughout 2008.


Comebacker Archive 2009
Alex Rodriguez's steroid confession, two new ballparks in New York and the Pirates' hopes of avoiding a record for futility are just a few of the baseball stories we commented on throughout 2009.


Comebacker Archive 2010
A revival in pitching, Stephen Strasburg's debut and the Giants' torturous run to a world title are just a few of the baseball stories we commented on throughout 2010.


Comebacker Archive 2011
Two historic collapses, the Cardinals' improbable October run and the McCourt saga are just a few of the baseball stories we commented on throughout 2011.


Comebacker Archive 2012
Expanded wild card races, perfect games, no-hitters of all kind and Miguel Cabrera's triple crown run are just a few of the baseball stories we commented on throughout 2012.


Comebacker Archive 2013
The Biogenesis scandal, the Boston Red Sox' emotional championship run and a record number of extra-innings games are just a few of the baseball stories we commented on throughout 2013.


Comebacker Archive 2014
Comprehensive video replay, Derek Jeter's final campaign and the Kansas City Royals' Cinderella run to the World Series are just a few of the baseball stories that we commented on throughout 2014.


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