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article November 17, 2017

Mussina Belongs In The Hall of Fame

The 2018 Hall of Fame ballots go out on Monday, nine years after Mike Mussina retired. There shouldn't be much of a debate: After a long, consistently productive career with the Orioles and Yankees, Mussina deserves to be enshrined in Cooperstown. More»
AP_420513055 article November 14, 2017

The Graceful Life of Bobby Doerr

Bobby Doerr deserves to be honored today, because this was not just a wonderful baseball life, it was a wonderful American life. Doerr, a Hall of Fame Red Sox teammate of Ted Williams, Johnny Pesky and Dom DiMaggio, died Monday at the age of 99. More»
GettyImages-855303046 article November 13, 2017

Stanton Talks Heat Up The Hot Stove

There is one story -- Giancarlo Stanton and his 59 home runs -- and all the other stories that will dominate the wonderful time known as the Hot Stove. We have read and heard about all the teams that might be interested in trading for Stanton, but it's complicated. More»
Stevens-Celtics article November 7, 2017

Green Machine: Brad's Celtics Rolling

With the Celtics winning nine in a row and owning the best record in the NBA weeks after Gordon Hayward went down for the season with a knee injury, it's worth taking a look at what an amazing job coach Brad Stevens has done. More»
Carson-Wentz-NFL article November 6, 2017

NFL Hurting, But New QBs Emerge

The NFL has been amazingly unlucky, losing some of its stars to injury this season. It is one more reason why the league is so lucky right now to have Carson Wentz and Jared Goff and the Eagles and the Rams playing the way they are. More»
AstrosWinWS article November 2, 2017

'Dream Come True': Houston Wins It All

The Houston Astros won the first title in franchise history on Wednesday night: a Hollywood ending for an extraordinary, relentless team that never gave up. They also gave their city that had been through so much a reason to celebrate. More»
Altuve-Gm7 article November 1, 2017

What the World Needs Now: Game 7

What we have gotten from the Dodgers and Astros so far across six games is not just a celebration of baseball, but a reminder of the essential drama of the game. Now we get a Game 7 in Los Angeles. Doesn't get better than that. • By Mike Lupica More»
Verlander-Bregman article October 30, 2017

Verlander's Ticket to Rise

Justin Verlander's task when he came to the Astros was to bring Houston a World Series title. After the team's wild Game 5 victory on Sunday night, Verlander gets a chance to finish the job back in L.A. on Tuesday in Game 6. More»
Astros-Win-Game5 article October 30, 2017

Astros Thrive In Mighty Game 5

Game 5 of the World Series at Minute Maid Park went deep into the night, and when it was all over, the Astros beat the Dodgers, 13-12, via an Alex Bregman walk-off single in the bottom of the 10th. But there's so much more to the story. More»
CodyBellinger-Gm4 article October 29, 2017

On the Double! Cody Lifts LA

Cody Bellinger had gotten off to a dreadful start in the World Series. But when the Dodgers needed him most, he stepped up with two big at-bats in Game 4. Now the Dodgers have evened up the Series going into Sunday, with their ace waiting. More»
PeacockSaveWS-Gm3 article October 28, 2017

How Astros Beat LA? Don't Go Changin'

The Dodgers had a parade of pitchers try to stem the offensive tide from the Astros in Game 3 of the World Series after it was clear Yu Darvish didn't have it. Houston only needed two hurlers, and now the 'Stros go into Saturday's Game 4 sitting pretty. More»
Girardi-Yanks article October 26, 2017

Say It Ain't Joe? Girardi Out

Joe Girardi is out as manager of the Yankees after 10 years at the job, and despite the fact that he never had a losing season in New York. It was a surprise move to some, but with a young team on the rise, the front office wanted a change. More»
DodgerStadiumWS article October 23, 2017

A Hit Series Starts In LA

The World Series returns on Tuesday night to one of the important and essential capitals of the game, and that means Dodger Stadium. Too often the place doesn't get its due, but it truly is a baseball setting right out of the movies. More»
Verlander-1 article October 19, 2017

This Just In: Verlander Must Win

The Astros still have the chance to be the only team to beat the Red Sox and the Yankees in the same postseason. But they need Justin Verlander to pitch like he did in Game 2, flipping the narrative of what's already been a dramatic ALCS. More»
AaronJudge-1 article October 17, 2017

Rise & Shine: All Eyes On Judge

Aaron Judge might not win the AL MVP Award. But what he has established in his hit-or-miss postseason is that he continues to be one of the most magnetic players in the game, whether it's with his big bat or stellar play in the field. More»
TurnerGibson article October 16, 2017

LA Has Seen This Turner Classic

Justin Turner's shot was over the wall at Dodger Stadium on Sunday night, giving LA an NLCS Game 2 victory over the Cubs. It was one of those October home runs that are as much a pageant of baseball as Opening Day in April. More»
Yanks-Astros-1 article October 12, 2017

Unprecedented October in Astros' way

The long, great moment that began last year with the World Series, continues in baseball. With so much of the 2017 postseason yet to be written, there is this: The Astros are looking to beat both the Red Sox and the Yankees in October. More»
AstrosClinch-ALDS article October 10, 2017

Won & Fun: Astros Show a Hit

The Houston Astros may or may not win the World Series this season, but what they reminded us of in their American League Division Series against the Red Sox, is that they are the most entertaining baseball team on the planet. More»
Judge-RobsLindor article October 9, 2017

October Drama On the Rise

On Sunday night, Masahiro Tanaka pitched a gem for the Yankees and Aaron Judge robbed a homer. Earlier, Mookie Betts helped save the Red Sox season. There has been so much going on in all the Division Series. We're just getting started. More»
DustyBaker-1 article October 5, 2017

Dusty 'N' The Win: Is This Nats' Year?

There are so many stories this October in MLB, but maybe there is no better story than the Washington Nationals and their 68-year old manager, Dusty Baker, a great baseball man who has to believe he is past due at this time of year. More»

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