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  • Royals win the pennant
    History is against the Miracle Royals in the World Series
    The Kansas City Royals are the seventh team to sweep a best-of-seven league championship series (LCS). If history is an indication, the Royals are in trouble for the World Series. Of the previous six teams that swept a LCS, only the 1995 Atlanta...
  • Table
    A simple solution to determining World Series home field advantage
    As we approach another Fall Classic, we're again confronted with the rank stupidity of home-field advantage being determined by an exhibition game. The Kansas City Royals might get an extra home game because Mike Trout had a good day last July...
  • back in the bigs
    Diamondbacks finalize coaching staff
    Now that the logistics are out of the way, the job ahead is truly formidable.After cleaning house of the previous regime and naming Dave Stewart as general manager and Chip Hale as field manager in the last few weeks, Tony LaRussa, the...
  • Madison Bumgarner of the San Francisco Giants
    NLCS Game 5: SF Giants and St. Louis Cardinals preview and lineups
    SAN FRANCISCO---For the seventh time in franchise history, the San Francisco Giants will be entering a best-of-seven series ahead 3-1. The St. Louis Cardinals stand in their way as San Francisco is just one win away from their third World Series...
  • Indy Ball Weekly Perspective: A new Pirate and the Indy's speed it up
    Indy Ball Weekly Perspective: A new Pirate and the Indy's speed it up
    Chris Peacock becomes a PirateThree independent seasons and six teams later, a minor league contract with the Pittsburgh Pirates is in the cards for Chris Peacock. It's been a long road for Peacock, who went undrafted out of the University of...
  • Nick Markakis During Playoffs
    Seattle Mariners rumors: Nick Markakis an option to play right field?
    Seattle Mariners rumors now include presumed free agent Nick Markakis. The Mariners might look to improve in the outfield for the 2015 MLB season and it looks like the Baltimore Orioles won’t be bringing the veteran back. According to a...
  • Coming up the ranks
    Winker and Waldrop off to fast starts in AFL
    The season may be over for 27 teams including the Reds, but for a handful of prospects, the Arizona Fall League is another chance to develop their skills and work their way towards the Majors.Two Reds prospects got off to a fast start in the first...
  • Giants near another pennant
    Giants a win away from return to World Series
    The San Francisco Giants know that a 3-1 lead in an NLCS is no guaranteefor victory. This is the only thing that can bring the St. Louis Cardinals hope after Game 4 of the NLCS on Oct. 15. The Cardinals were suddenly slaughtered by the 2012 Giants...
  • Royals return to World Series
    Royals punch first 2014 World Series ticket by sweeping ALCS
    The Kansas City Royals were already all but locked into the World Series before Game 4 of the ALCS on Oct. 15. Even if the Royals couldn't sweep the Baltimore Orioles in Game 4, they could still try again to clinch the ALCS and their first...
  • Mickey Rivers at the 2014 Harrison Apar Golf Classic
    Mickey Rivers steals the show at the 2014 Harrison Apar Foundation Golf Classic
    The only thing brighter in the room than Mickey Rivers’ gold teeth was his personality Monday afternoon, as he lit up the entire crowd at the 2014 Harrison Apar Foundation Columbus Day Family Golf Classic at the Mohansic Golf Course in...
  • David Wright Looks Forward to 2015
    New York Mets: Can David Wright Bounce Back in 2015?
    The New York Mets won 79 games during the 2014 MLB regular season. It was the club's largest win total since 2010, but slightly less than the 90-win goal general manager Sandy Alderson set during Spring Training.While the pitching staff was...
  • Giants pull out Game 3
    Giants salvage Game 3, retake NLCS lead
    The San Francisco Giants started Game 3 of the NLCS on Oct. 14 ready to blow the St. Louis Cardinals out of the water. With the Giants up by 4-0 after just one inning, an easy win and a 2-1 NLCS lead looked inevitable then and there. But although...
  • Moustakas is Royals' latest defensive hero
    Royals one step away from ALCS sweep, World Series berth
    The Kansas City Royals had all the momentum going into Game 3 of the ALCS on Oct. 14. However, if the Royals lost their first ALCS and postseason game to the Baltimore Orioles in Kauffman Stadium, their shocking invincibility would be shattered...
  • Moises Alou helped the fans turn on Steve Bartman that fateful night
    Know your baseball history: October 14 the Steve Bartman game
    It may not seem like it but it was 11 years ago that one game would change the life of Chicago Cubs fan Steve Bartman forever. The setting was Wrigley Field, Game 6 of the National League Championship Series. The Cubs were up 3-0 on the then...
  • The tying run scored on a Rosenthal wild pitch Sunday.
    Where has it gone wrong for Trevor Rosenthal?
    The Cardinals have a history of late season closer issues. 2006 saw closer Jason Isringhausen miss the post-season and Adam Wainwright step into the role for October. 2011 had incumbent closer Fernando Salas lose the role to Jason Motte in the...