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Matthew Mendives

Matthew Mendives, Co-Editor-in-Chief

Matthew Mendives is a 18 year old senior who was born September 24,2002. He lived in Plainsboro, New Jersey for one year then moved to Linden, New Jersey. In 6 grade he moved from Linden to Colonia and has lived there ever since. He is a huge fan of the New York Yankees and watches almost every game. His favorite player currently is Brett Gardner due to his hustle and how hard he plays. In baseball's off season, he watches basketball and football. He is a fan of the Brooklyn Nets and the New York Giants. His favorite school subject is English and his goal is to become a sports reporter. 

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Changes need to be made to save major league baseball. With stars like Aaron Judge in the league the league needs to take advantage and maximize views.

How to save major league baseball

By: Matthew Mendives, Co-Editor-in-Chief
May 25, 2021
Every year many athletes will move on to the next level of competition. One of these athletes was CHS alumni Angelina Wintonick, who now plays volleyball for St. Francis college.

Transitioning to the next level in sports

By: Matthew Mendives, Co-Editor-in-Chief
March 30, 2021

Nothing but net podcast episode 5

By: Matthew Mendives, Co-Editor-in-Chief
March 19, 2021
Ever since the first episode was released the Mandalorianhas become one of the most famous TV shows. Is this show worth the hype it gets

Is the Mandalorian worth the hype?

By: Matthew Mendives, Co-Editor-in-Chief
March 15, 2021
MLB players like Brett Gardner had to wait a long time to recieve a contract. With teams so reluctant to spend some have questioned if MLB should implement a salary floor.

Should MLB implement a salary floor?

By: Matthew Mendives, Co-Editor-in-Chief
March 8, 2021

Feelings on the upcoming 2021 baseball season

By: Matthew Mendives, Co-Editor-in-Chief
February 26, 2021
The legendary show Spongebob Squarepants has seen many changes throughout its run. With so many changes some may wonder which era of the show was the best

Which era of Spongebob is the best?

By: Matthew Mendives, Co-Editor-in-Chief
February 1, 2021
The media has been creating story lines for the NBA since the leagues start. However, sometimes these story lines can have negative impacts on players careers like Russell Westbrook (left) and Kyrie Irving (right)

Media’s impact on the NBA

By: Matthew Mendives, Co-Editor-in-Chief
January 26, 2021

Nothing but net podcast episode 4

By: Matthew Mendives, Co-Editor-in-Chief
January 12, 2021

Nothing but Net podcast episode 3

By: Matthew Mendives, Co-Editor-in-Chief
December 21, 2020
Several sports jerseys will be bought over this holiday season. The classic Yankee pinstripes will likely be one of them

Five sports jerseys that are a must have

By: Matthew Mendives, Co-Editor-in-Chief
December 11, 2020

Nothing but net podcast episode 2

By: Matthew Mendives, Co-Editor-in-Chief
November 30, 2020

Nothing but net podcast episode 1

By: Matthew Mendives, Co-Editor-in-Chief
November 18, 2020
MLB commissioner Rob Manfred has created a plan for baseballs return. This plan has already been approved by owners and is pending player approval

MLB’s plan to return

By: Matthew Mendives, Co-Editor-in-Chief
June 10, 2020
On this day in 1968 Broncos punter Tom Rouen was born

June 9- Tom Rouen is born

By: Matthew Mendives, Co-Editor-in-Chief
June 9, 2020
On this day in 1975 Allen Iverson was born

June 7- Allen Iverson is born

By: Matthew Mendives, Co-Editor-in-Chief
June 7, 2020
On this day in 1955 Mickey Mantle hit a 550 foot home run

June 5- Mickey Mantle hits 550 foot HR

By: Matthew Mendives, Co-Editor-in-Chief
June 5, 2020
On this day in 1974 the Seahawks were officially created

June 4- Seahawks are officially created

By: Matthew Mendives, Co-Editor-in-Chief
June 4, 2020
On this day in 1935 Babe Ruth played his final game

May 30- Babe Ruth plays final game

By: Matthew Mendives, Co-Editor-in-Chief
May 30, 2020
On this day in 1938 Jerry West (left) was born

May 28- Jerry West is born

By: Matthew Mendives, Co-Editor-in-Chief
May 28, 2020
On this day in 1968 George Halas (right)  retired

May 27- George Halas retires

By: Matthew Mendives, Co-Editor-in-Chief
May 27, 2020
On this day in 1932 K.C Jones (right) was born

May 25- K.C Jones is born

By: Matthew Mendives, Co-Editor-in-Chief
May 25, 2020
On this day in 1979 Tracy Mcgrady was born

May 24- Tracy Mcgrady is born

By: Matthew Mendives, Co-Editor-in-Chief
May 24, 2020
On this day in 1985 Pete Rose became the national league run leader

May 22- Pete Rose becomes NL run leader

By: Matthew Mendives, Co-Editor-in-Chief
May 22, 2020
On this day in 1991 Jordan won MVP

May 20- Jordan wins MVP

By: Matthew Mendives, Co-Editor-in-Chief
May 20, 2020
On this day in 1976 Kevin Garnett was born

May 19- Kevin Garnett is born

By: Matthew Mendives, Co-Editor-in-Chief
May 19, 2020
On this day in 1996 Jim Kelly got married

May 18- Jim Kelly gets married

By: Matthew Mendives, Co-Editor-in-Chief
May 18, 2020
On this day in 1970 Hank Aaron got his 3,000th hit

May 17- Hank Aaron gets 3,000th hits

By: Matthew Mendives, Co-Editor-in-Chief
May 17, 2020
On this day in 1985 Jordan was named rookie of the year

May 16- Jordan named rookie of the year

By: Matthew Mendives, Co-Editor-in-Chief
May 16, 2020
On this day in 1973 Nolan Ryan threw his 1st no hitter

May 15- Nolan Ryan throws 1st no hitter

By: Matthew Mendives, Co-Editor-in-Chief
May 15, 2020
On this day in 1981 Larry Bird (right) and the Boston Celtics won the NBA championship

May 14- Celtics win NBA championship

By: Matthew Mendives, Co-Editor-in-Chief
May 14, 2020
On this day in 1961 Dennis Rodman was born

May 13- Dennis Rodman is born

By: Matthew Mendives, Co-Editor-in-Chief
May 13, 2020
On this day in 2018 Chuck Knox passed away

May 12- Chuck Knox passes away

By: Matthew Mendives, Co-Editor-in-Chief
May 12, 2020
On this day in 1972 the Mets traded for Willie Mays

May 11- Willie Mays is traded to Mets

By: Matthew Mendives, Co-Editor-in-Chief
May 11, 2020
On this day in 1915 Babe Ruth (right) hit his first home run

May 6- Babe Ruth hits 1st home run

By: Matthew Mendives, Co-Editor-in-Chief
May 6, 2020
On this day in 2015 Curry was awarded the MVP

May 4- Stephen Curry wins MVP

By: Matthew Mendives, Co-Editor-in-Chief
May 4, 2020
On this day in 1936 Joe Dimaggio made his MLB debut

May 3- Joe Dimaggio makes debut

By: Matthew Mendives, Co-Editor-in-Chief
May 3, 2020
On this day in 1961 Isiah Thomas (right) was born

April 30- Isiah Thomas is born

By: Matthew Mendives, Co-Editor-in-Chief
April 30, 2020
On this day in 1987 Andre Dawson hit for the cycle

April 29- Andre Dawson hits for cycle

By: Matthew Mendives, Co-Editor-in-Chief
April 29, 2020
On this day in 2011 Cam Newton was drafted by the Panthers

April 28- Cam Newton drafted by Panthers

By: Matthew Mendives, Co-Editor-in-Chief
April 28, 2020
On this day in 1952 George Gervin (left) was born

April 27- George Gervin is born

By: Matthew Mendives, Co-Editor-in-Chief
April 27, 2020
On this day in 1983 John Elway was drafted by the Colts

April 26- John Elway drafted by Colts

By: Matthew Mendives, Co-Editor-in-Chief
April 26, 2020
On this day in 1976 Tim Duncan was born

April 25- Tim Duncan is born

By: Matthew Mendives, Co-Editor-in-Chief
April 25, 2020
On this day in 1978 Nolan Ryan had a 15 strikeout game

April 24- Nolan Ryan has 15 strikeout game

By: Matthew Mendives, Co-Editor-in-Chief
April 24, 2020
There has been a plan proposed for Mike Trout and the rest of the MLB to return to work in May, but some question if they should go through with the plan or wait longer

Can baseball in May be done?

By: Matthew Mendives, Co-Editor-in-Chief
April 23, 2020
On this day in 1914 Babe Ruth made his MLB debut

April 22- Babe Ruth makes MLB debut

By: Matthew Mendives, Co-Editor-in-Chief
April 22, 2020
On this day in 1904 Ty Cobb made his pro debut

April 21- Ty Cobb makes pro debut

By: Matthew Mendives, Co-Editor-in-Chief
April 21, 2020
On this day in 1947 Jackie Robinson made his MLB debut

April 15- Jackie Robinson makes MLB debut

By: Matthew Mendives, Co-Editor-in-Chief
April 15, 2020
On this day in 1995 Baker Mayfield was born

April 14- Baker Mayfield is born

By: Matthew Mendives, Co-Editor-in-Chief
April 14, 2020
On this day in 1954 Hank Aaron made his MLB debut

April 13- Hank Aaron makes MLB debut

By: Matthew Mendives, Co-Editor-in-Chief
April 13, 2020
On this day in 2019 Forrest Gregg (number 75 with Packers) passed away

April 12- Forrest Gregg passes away

By: Matthew Mendives, Co-Editor-in-Chief
April 12, 2020
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