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Baseball’s final four is set, and it features a quartet with one of the longest cumulative championship droughts in LCS history. So, forget the recent talk of dynasties and title defenses. When the champagne flows after this year’s World Series, it will quench the thirst of a long-suffering fan base. Yearly Cumulative World Series Drought […]

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The MLB postseason had a power surge on Monday. Yesterday’s four division series games featured a long ball barrage that set a myriad of records, including the most home runs and runs scored in a single day of postseason play. Who said the playoffs were all about small ball? To be fair, before Monday’s outburst, both […]

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The major league baseball postseason is often referred to as a “crapshoot”, but is there any method to the madness that ends with a World Series champion? Are teams with a better record more likely to win in October, or is run differential a better barometer of postseason success? What about teams that are hot […]

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If the World Series is on national television, but “no one” watches, does Tim McCarver make a sound? In a very well presented video essay, ESPN’s Keith Olbermann became the latest to lament the gradual decline in World Series ratings that has occurred over the last four decades. In particular, Olbermann points to the nearly […]

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There aren’t many compelling story lines heading into the 2013 World Series. Despite an attempt to create forced narratives (the St. Louis Cardinals do everything the “right way”, while the Boston Red Sox’ have an unbridled love for playing), the upcoming Fall Classic seems to be without a hook. Unless, of course, you happen to […]

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To bunt or not to bunt? That was the question being asked throughout baseball last night. And, thanks to a bit of dramatic irony, only one manager was left to suffer the slings and arrows of second guessers. It’s amazing what you can do when you can’t bunt,” – Dodgers’ broadcaster Vin Scully during Game […]

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Pennant races provide no rest for the weary. Just ask the Baltimore Orioles. After landing in Tampa during the wee small hours of the morning, Buck Showalter’s birds had to play a very big game against the Rays. Make that two games. In the span of 24 hours, the Orioles went from staggering off a […]

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