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LEE | Ending on a Cliche

The past few weeks, I’ve talked to my friends about whether it’s possible to write a graduation column without cliches. The universal opinion is that it’s impossible. Cliches go hand in hand with beginnings and endings. It’s why every movie that ends with graduation feels corny (though I do admit, I half-wish my high school graduation was like High School Musical 3). College graduation represents one of the few opportunities for major change in a person’s life, the conclusion to a time where we’re expected to laugh, cry, learn and enjoy ourselves and finally become adults.

ELDEN | How the Chicago Cubs Built a Championship Roster

The Cubs have an extremely talented roster, which was mostly put together by a brilliant front office, lead by executives Theo Epstein, Jed Hoyer, Jason McLeod and others. The crux of the roster was built by strong drafting, under the radar trades and international free agency.

LINSEY | Top 10 Fandom-Worthy Teams

Have you ever wanted to be a fan of the world’s most popular sport? Have you watched soccer and thought, “I would watch more soccer if only I had a favorite team?” If you answered yes to both of these questions, then this column is for you.

ELDEN | Dee’s Firing Is a Win for the Padres

The Padres have fired their C.E.O. and President of Baseball Operations, Mike Dee. From 1995 to 2002, Dee worked in San Diego under former C.E.O. Larry Lucchino. He moved on from San Diego with Lucchino to work for the Red Sox as their C.O.O. — and eventually to the Miami Dolphins as their C.E.O. Interestingly enough, the Dolphins hired Tom Garfinkel to replace Dee, who was the Padres’ C.E.O. before Dee.