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“Never let the big man beat you”, warns an old baseball adage. In the 2013 World Series, the Cardinals didn’t heed that advice, and the benefactor was David Ortiz, who further cemented his reputation as one of baseball’s most prolific post season performers. Top-10 World Series Production – One Series, by OPS Note: Minimum 10 […]

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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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(The following was originally published at SB*Nation’s Pinstriped Bible) The last time the Los Angeles Dodgers visited Yankee Stadium, their road grays were soaked with champagne. After losing the first two games of the 1981 World Series, the Dodgers swept the next four, including the series finale in the Bronx. It was the end of an […]

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After spending most of the postseason with their backs to the wall, the Giants finally took it easy on all the hearts left back in San Francisco by sweeping the Detroit Tigers in the World Series. The Giants’ whitewash was the 21st World Series sweep and third in franchise history. In 1954, the Giants surprised […]

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Justin Verlander may be the best pitcher of his generation, but to this point in his career, he has struggled in the Fall Classic. In three World Series starts (two in 2006 and one in 2012), the hard throwing right hander has lost all three times, while posting an ERA of 7.20, the fifth highest […]

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Move over St. Louis. The cardiac kids of the postseason now reside in San Francisco. Entering last night’s sudden death NLCS showdown, the Cardinals were riding a six game winning streak in winner-take-all postseason match-ups dating back to last October. Meanwhile, the Giants, who have been on life support for most of the postseason, were […]

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