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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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The American League wild card race couldn’t be more aptly named. With six teams bunched together, the final week of the season promises to be a frenzy. In fact, there’s no guarantee the playoff picture will be any more clear on September 29. On the contrary, it could take that entire day just to arrange […]

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Labor Day is the unofficial stretch call for the baseball season, and this year in the American League, the race for the wild card seems likely to go down to the wire. With less than a month to go, seven teams (aside from the Red Sox and Tigers, who have established substantial division leads) are within […]

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(The following was originally published at SB*Nation’s Pinstriped Bible) Home runs are fine and dandy during the regular season. However, in October, small ball reigns supreme because of the elite-level starting pitching that offenses face on a daily basis. That pearl of baseball wisdom has become accepted as fact throughout the game, but is true? Ironically, […]

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