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Cole’s Contract Valued More Than NHL Franchises

Cole’s Contract Valued More Than NHL Franchises

Alison Goldberg, Co-Editor in Chief

December 12, 2019

Co-Editor in Chief Alison Goldberg puts Gerrit Cole's contract into perspective.

Worth The Wait?

Worth The Wait?

Alison Goldberg and Mr. Simone, Co-Editor in Chief/Advisor

December 11, 2019

There was an arrogance in the halls of Floral Park Memorial this morning. Anyone who encountered a New York Yankees fan could see it a mile away. They finally got their man. Gerrit Cole, the ace nearly everyone thought would sign with one of his hometown California teams, is heading to the Bronx. And...

Did the Houston Astros Cheat Their Way to a World Series Title?

Did the Houston Astros Cheat Their Way to a World Series Title?

Alison Goldberg, Co-Editor in Chief

December 10, 2019

The Houston Asterisks? Co-Editor in Chief, Alison Goldberg, wonders if the Houston Astros' 2017 World Series win is tainted by allegations of cheating.

Pair of Aces

Pair of Aces

Mr. Simone

December 7, 2019

For all the youthful Yankee fans out there, get ready for a spending spree you haven't seen in your lifetime. The Bronx Bombers are about to go all in. That's right, after reading the insightful commentary from both Shane and Alison on this year's free agency period in Major League Baseball, I...

More MLB Hot Stove Talk

More MLB Hot Stove Talk

Alison Goldberg, Co-Editor in Chief

December 6, 2019

(Thanks Shane for coming back to give us your thoughts on the baseball offseason free agency market. We at The Shield hope you are doing well in Missouri. Now I would like to give my thoughts on what should be another significant few months of transactions.) It’s now early December and the MLB Hot Stove...

HoLEE JoLEE Goals

HoLEE JoLEE Goals

Alison Goldberg, Co-Editor in Chief

December 5, 2019

Co-Editor in Chief, Alison Goldberg wonders if Anders Lee's contract extension is paying off.

Back For More: Shane’s MLB Free Agent Predictions

Back For More: Shane’s MLB Free Agent Predictions

Shane Palma, Former Editor in Chief

December 4, 2019

(This guest appearance by Shane Palma, former editor in chief, will be followed by our current co-editor in chief, Alison Goldberg's take on the baseball offseason tomorrow.) How I would normally start this article off would be by calling the MLB Hot Stove season the most wonderful time of the year. Te...

Deck the (Taylor) Hall(s)

Deck the (Taylor) Hall(s)

Alison Goldberg, Co-Editor in Chief

December 2, 2019

It’s been almost two months since the regular season began for the National Hockey League and teams are already being evaluated as if it’s the Spring. Did the New Jersey Devils make the right pick drafting the USA native, Jack Hughes? Will the sidelined star forward, Pat Maroon, derail the St. Lo...

Amanda Kozak Commits to Fairfield University

Amanda Kozak Commits to Fairfield University

November 26, 2019

FPM senior to play Division 1 lacrosse in the fall

Help Wanted: Manager of the New York Mets

Help Wanted: Manager of the New York Mets

Alison Goldberg, Co-Editor in Chief

October 5, 2019

Times have been tough for the New York baseball team that won’t see October for a third consecutive season.  If you didn’t know the identity, that team would be the New York Mets. Even with the likely Cy Young Award winner (Jacob deGrom) and definite Rookie of the Year (Pete Alonso), and an o...

2019 MLB Playoff Predictions

2019 MLB Playoff Predictions

Alison Goldberg, Co-Editor in Chief

September 30, 2019

October is just about here, and playoffs are in session for Major League Baseball! After wild card races that went down to the final week of the season in both the American and National Leagues, the 2019 postseason bracket is finally completed. Will the St. Louis Cardinals advance after holding off the B...

End of an Era

End of an Era

Mr. Simone, Advisor

September 16, 2019

Shane Palma absolutely deserved better than this. Having graduated in June as a member of Floral Park Memorial’s Class of 2019, I promised Shane a fitting tribute to his unparalleled time as the editor-in-chief of The Shield. As you can deduce from the date of this article, I am a little late in ful...