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5 key storylines for the 2018 World Series

The World Series is finally set, and what a showdown: Red Sox vs. Dodgers — a 108-win Boston team that was MLB’s best team in the regular season against a Los Angeles squad returning to the World Series for a second straight season after falling just short in Game 7 a year ago.

World Series pre...

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Top 10 thrills from Sox-Astros instant classic

HOUSTON — You will never watch a better baseball game, and isn’t that the bottom line? Sometimes, this sport — particularly this sport in October — delivers something so good we need a day or two to roll it around in our hearts and minds and appreciate what we’ve just witnessed.

The Red Sox and As...

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Elegy for ’18 – Philadelphia Phillies

“I love September, especially when we’re in it.”

Willie Stargell

“Autumn is a second spring when every leaf is a flower.”

– Albert Camus


— Phillies fans, 9/18

The Setup

What precisely makes a dynasty is a point of some contention...

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Brewers-Dodgers G3: Lineups, matchups, FAQs

MILWAUKEE — The entertainment value of the National League Championship Series should remain high as the Brewers and Dodgers resume festivities at Dodger Stadium tonight for Game 3.

The last time the clubs met out west was a wild 21-5 Dodgers win over Brewers Game 3 starter Jhoulys Chacin on Aug...

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Who has the edge? NLCS position by position

The Dodgers are the six-time defending National League West champions, while the Brewers needed a tiebreaker to win just their fourth division title in nearly five decades of existence.

None of that really matters when it comes to who will win the upcoming NL Championship Series, but it does go to...

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The NLCS Will Be a Study in Contrasts

The Brewers and Dodgers, Team Entropy’s darlings, both had to win Game 163 tiebreaker games to claim their respective division titles...

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Sox one win from ALCS after rout in the Bronx

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Boone Fiddles While the Bronx Burns

NEW YORK — In stark contrast to the proficiency with which he handled staff ace Luis Severino in the Yankees’ AL Wild Card win, pulling the right-hander after four electrifying (if wild) innings, manager Aaron Boone appeared to be caught flat-footed last night in Game Three of the AL Division Se...

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Kershaw makes statement as LA goes up 2-0

Braves vs. Dodgers | 10/05/18 |
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Effectively Wild Episode 1279: October, Continued

Ben Lindbergh and Jeff Sullivan banter about the difficulties of postseason scheduling, both opening games of the NLDS, a better bullpen game by the Brewers, the Rockies’ decision to pitch to Mike Moustakas, what Christian Yelich is doing differently, the composition of the Braves and the depth of...

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