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MLB condemns Justin Turner, launches probe into COVID-19 defiance

Justin Turner’s decision to celebrate on the field after the Dodgers clinched the World Series despite having learned during the…

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Justin Turner recklessly defied MLB security trying to get him off the field: Sherman

Don’t overcomplicate the matter. What we know — and what most importantly Justin Turner knew by the end of the…

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Dodgers’ World Series bet came through, but Game 6 play did not

While New Yorkers know Mayor de Blasio’s place in history as #worstmayorever is forever, Bill is not so sure. So…

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Gary Sanchez among embattled Yankees playing winter ball

Three Yankees who had three dreadful 2020 seasons — for very different reasons — could be looking to get back…

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Blake Snell drops F-bomb after Rays curiously pull him from World Series

Blake Snell was rolling. Rays manager Kevin Cash took him out. Disaster followed. Snell, who was mowing down the Dodgers…

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Justin Turner tested positive for COVID-19 during Dodgers’ World Series win

A baseball season shortened by COVID-19 and challenged by the limits of trying to prevent the virus’ spread, ended with…

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Dodgers hit more homers than Rangers at Globe Life Field in 2020

In six World Series games against the Rays at Globe Life Stadium in Arlington, Texas, the Dodgers did something that…

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Julio Urias finishes off Dodgers’ bullpen game in style

The prototypical bullpen game completed the final leg of the Dodgers’ journey Tuesday night. Manager Dave Roberts employed Tony Gonsolin…

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Justin Turner COVID-19 flap casts pall over World Series finale

ARLINGTON, Texas — After all the hoops Major League Baseball jumped through to get to this marvelous point, it failed…

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Kevin Cash’s disastrous Blake Snell moment was Dodgers gift: Sherman

For the Dodgers the symbols of their last two championships are Kirk Gibson limping around the bases and Kevin Cash…

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Justin Turner takes off mask in Dodgers’ celebration after positive COVID-19 test

Justin Turner, who was forced to exit Game 6 after testing positive for the coronavirus, was back on the field…

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Dodgers win World Series after Rays’ controversial Blake Snell decision

After 32 years, the Dodgers’ long wait is over. With a 3-1 win over the Rays in Game 6 on…

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‘Great’ Mookie Betts easily put Dodgers over top: Kiké Hernandez

As somebody who played for the near-miss Dodgers clubs of 2017 and ’18 and three others that fell short of…

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Yankees’ prized prospect Jasson Dominguez looks like a monster

If baseball doesn’t work out for Jasson Dominguez, perhaps the Yankees’ most prized prospect can give football a shot. The…

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Why the World Series won’t end tonight

I was wrong. No, not wrong for taking this job. Wrong about the Rays not being as good as the…

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George Springer’s souring Astros relationship could be big boon for Mets

The top center fielder on the MLB free-agent market — arguably the best hitter available this offseason — may be…

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Rays vs. Dodgers line, prediction: Blake Snell will deliver

We’ve seen this before; after Clayton Kershaw wins a World Series start for the Los Angeles Dodgers, the Tampa Bay…

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Jeff Wilpon says goodbye to Mets employees in strong sign

ARLINGTON, Texas — The Wilpons are putting the finishing touches on their long-standing ownership of the Mets. On Monday afternoon,…

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Competitive World Series a gift for MLB, fans amid pandemic: Sherman

The greatest gift of a season that had far too few is that the World Series actually feels like the…

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Dave Roberts: Mookie Betts’ Dodgers impact only getting started

Time will tell what how the Dodgers acquiring Mookie Betts from the Red Sox is defined. However, Dave Roberts doesn’t…

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Starting Walker Buehler worth Dodgers’ consideration for Game 6

ARLINGTON, Texas — To Beckett, or not to Beckett? That is the question hovering over the Dodgers as they try…

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The problem Rays pitchers must fix to stay alive in World Series

Had Tyler Glasnow, Blake Snell and Charlie Morton pitched better in their combined four World Series starts, the Rays might…

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Yankees’ Phil Nevin interviews for Tigers’ manager job

Add Yankees third base coach Phil Nevin to the list of Yankees coaches who have interviewed with the Tigers in…

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Rays hero Brett Phillips has obscure connections to Yankees, Mets

ARLINGTON, Texas — Talk about a heart-racing moment. There’s so much to digest, to discuss, about the mind-boggling play that…

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Rays in familiar spot after huge World Series gamble backfires

ARLINGTON, Texas — Did baseball’s Little Engine That Could motor its way into a loss? For the third time this…

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Dodgers authored beautiful response to crushing World Series loss: Sherman

The Dodgers reacted to one of the worst losses in their history like champions. So now they are one victory…

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Blake Treinen repaid Dodgers’ confidence with World Series save

After watching his star closer stumble the previous night, manager Dave Roberts chose a different course in the ninth inning…

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Clayton Kershaw’s epic playoff redemption is nearly complete

ARLINGTON, Texas — Boos, glorious boos. Didn’t you miss them? Boos rained upon Globe Life Field at about 9:30 Sunday…

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Dodgers, Clayton Kershaw one win away from elusive World Series title

Baseball’s model franchise for most of the last decade has accomplished everything except win the World Series, but here are…

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Rays’ whirlwind win over Dodgers was baseball at its best: Sherman

When baseball rises to its best you want to say so much, yet are left befuddled without words. You are…

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Kevin Cash couldn’t recall last time Rays’ Game 4 hero Brett Phillips ‘got an at-bat’

Brett Phillips played the role of unlikely hero Saturday night. The 26-year-old outfielder was excluded from the Rays’ ALCS roster,…

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Dodgers’ Kenley Jansen suffers more World Series heartbreak

ARLINGTON, Texas — Clayton Kershaw isn’t the only accomplished Dodgers pitcher with a history of shaky Octobers. Kenley Jansen added…

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Dodgers now know why Rays are baseball’s cockroaches

ARLINGTON, Texas — Now the Dodgers must know how the Yankees feel. These Rays are baseball’s cockroaches. Just when you…

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Rays stun Dodgers in wild Game 4 comeback to tie up World Series

The 116th World Series lacked gripping drama until the middle innings of Game 4 on Saturday, when suddenly all hell…

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Rays’ Ji-Man Choi: ‘Pilates’ the reason for increased flexibility

Ji-Man Choi’s attention to detail in trying to become a better player includes pilates. The Rays first baseman performed a…

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Yankees’ plans for MLB free agency are about to crystalize

With the World Series heading for completion, the answers to questions facing the Yankees will begin to crystalize. The organization…

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Versatile Julio Urias gets Game 4 World Series start for Dodgers

Julio Urias was 19 years old, the youngest starting pitcher in more than a decade to make his major league…

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Red-hot Randy Arozarena ties playoff HR record in Rays’ loss

Randy Arozarena dominated in the first three rounds of the postseason, and Friday night finally announced his presence in the…

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Steve Cohen’s Mets can’t let next Justin Turner get away

ARLINGTON, Texas — Will the Steve Cohen Mets not let Justin Turner get away like the Wilpon Mets did? Maybe…

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Jets drafting Trevor Lawrence may be best thing for Sam Darnold

Imagine, if you dare, Sam Darnold in another uniform. How about the Jets’ presumed franchise quarterback wearing the black and…

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Dodgers completely dominate Rays for statement World Series win

Fearsome lineup, check. Multiple quality bullpen pieces, check. Stud starting pitcher who is close to untouchable, double check. The Dodgers…

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Dave Roberts is uniquely qualified to manage Dodgers’ title pressure

ARLINGTON, Texas — How do you help someone coping with the first signs of hair loss? You put a bald…

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Derek Jeter’s Marlins hire more Yankees coaches

When Gary Denbo left the Yankees to join Derek Jeter and the Marlins as the director of player development and…

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Rays’ success may bring stinging change for free agent relievers: Sherman

Early in this postseason a veteran agent, anticipating that most teams are going to cut payroll this winter, noted that…

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Dodgers vs. Rays prediction: Under will hit for first time

The World Series is tied 1-1 and on Friday, that deadlock will be broken by a pair of pitchers who…

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Next season will be ‘personal’ for Gary Sanchez: Didi Gregorious

Didi Gregorius is betting on Gary Sanchez bouncing back. He expects his former teammate to be extra motivated by his…

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Didi Gregorius sees one problem with Yankees wanting him back

Didi Gregorius does not expect to see himself back in pinstripes. The former Yankee, a free agent after spending one…

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World Series ratings at record low for second straight game

ARLINGTON, Texas — The World Series drew a record-low audience of television viewers for the second straight night. Tampa Bay’s…

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Rays confident ‘rock star’ Willy Adames’ bat will come alive

Willy Adames possesses an “it” factor that doesn’t mesh with his age and major league experience. The 25-year-old Rays shortstop,…

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Yankees already have competition for possible Didi Gregorius reunion

After the Yankees’ season ended with their loss to the Rays in the ALDS, general manager Brian Cashman was blunt…

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World Series fan bizarrely throws glove at Rays’ Randy Arozarena

That’s not how it works. A fan who caught a home run from Dodgers catcher Will Smith in the sixth…

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Charlie Morton to Rays: Don’t look at my Series experience, look at Dodgers

Charlie Morton was the only Tampa Bay Ray who had World Series experience before Game 1 against the Los Angeles…

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World Series turning into MLB episode of Survivor

ARLINGTON, Texas — Major League Baseball, giddy over the hard work and good fortune that brought it to this unguaranteed…

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Dodgers rookies Tony Gonsolin, Dustin May struggle in Game 2 loss

ARLINGTON, Texas — As the Yankees exhibited rather memorably and painfully earlier this month, once you start getting creative with…

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Rays’ Blake Snell stifles Dodgers before running out of gas

Blake Snell understood the task he was faced with in Game 2 of the World Series on Wednesday night in…

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Brandon Lowe belts 2 homers as Rays win Game 2 of World Series

Kevin Cash was well aware his best player during the regular season was in a Gary Sanchez-like funk ever since…

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Marcus Stroman thinks he’s the answer to Yankees’ rotation questions

After the Yankees’ season ended, general manager Brian Cashman said the team’s rotation “was at risk” in the playoffs “and…

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Mookie Betts showing he can be new Face of Baseball

ARLINGTON, Texas — Since Derek Jeter and David Ortiz hit 40, Major League Baseball has searched far and wide for…

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LeBron James’ sudden Dodgers love isn’t surprising

LeBron James is a man of many hats, but it seems he’s put away his Yankees and Indians caps for…

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Rays vs. Dodgers prediction: Tampa Bay will tie up the series

Presidential hopeful Joe Biden plans on raising tax rates to 62% for New Yorkers who make more than $400,000 if…

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Roger Clemens’ ‘bizarre’ Mike Piazza bat throw is still shocking

Editor’s note: The 2000 World Series between the Yankees and Mets began 20 years ago Wednesday. On the anniversary, we…

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Rays’ Blake Snell speaks his mind like no one in New York can

ARLINGTON, Texas — If Blake Snell winds up in New York at some point during his active athletic career, I’m…

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Subway Series stands alone in baseball lore 20 years later

Editor’s note: The 2000 World Series between the Yankees and Mets began 20 years ago Wednesday. On the anniversary, we…

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Rob Manfred wants to keep controversial MLB rules for good

ARLINGTON, Texas — Ahead of a World Series capping the pandemic-shortened season, Commissioner Rob Manfred said he hopes to keep…

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Cody Bellinger puts best foot forward in pain-free home run celebration

Cody Bellinger’s days of locking arms with a teammate to celebrate a home run are likely over. When Bellinger homered…

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Rays’ decision to bypass bullpen early in game backfires

ARLINGTON, Texas — Good news for the old school: The Rays, playing their first World Series game in 12 years,…

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Dodgers’ Clayton Kershaw step closer to erasing ugly playoff past

ARLINGTON, Texas — Toward the tail end of this unprecedented baseball season, on a night that made history merely by…

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Dodgers’ top stars deliver in rout of Rays in Game 1 of World Series

When three of the best players in baseball deliver in grand fashion for the same team, the other club usually…

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Bizarre circumstance creates big Dodgers’ advantage over Rays

Should the World Series between the Dodgers and Rays that opened Tuesday evening at Globe Life Field in Arlington, Texas,…

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Randy Arozarena’s Rays breakout could haunt Yankees for a long time: Sherman

Whether Randy Arozarena is a legitimate star is a big issue moving forward for the Rays. You know who else…

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Steve Cohen clears huge MLB hurdle toward finalizing Mets purchase

Steve Cohen is one significant step closer to becoming the owner of the Mets. The Post confirmed MLB’s Ownership Committee…

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Trevor Bauer free-agency sweepstakes just got more intriguing

The Reds don’t sound overly optimistic about their chances of keeping Trevor Bauer in free agency. The NL Cy Young…

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Yankees would need to make sacrifice in potential Adam Ottavino trade

Should the Yankees look for ways to shed payroll in an effort to drop below the $210 luxury tax for…

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Fingers crossed MLB can pull off once unthinkable World Series

ARLINGTON, Texas — This place, Texas big like its predecessor across the street, carries the vibe of an airport, its…

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Odd World Series circumstances mean nothing to title-hungry Dodgers

The Dodgers had lost the World Series two straight seasons when they returned a few years later for another shot…

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Rays have one more giant foe to slay

ARLINGTON, Texas — One more giant to slay. The Rays rode the third-lowest (or 28th-highest) payroll in baseball all the…

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Mookie Betts’ World Series showcase is just what baseball needs: Sherman

Mookie Betts is our Willie Mays. He is not as good as Mays because we can probably say that about…

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How an opener could have saved the Yankees from 2004 ALCS infamy

ARLINGTON, Texas — Between the constant debates this month over pitching strategies and the American League Championship Series nearly re-enacting…

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Cody Bellinger dislocated shoulder celebrating huge Dodgers homer

Cody Bellinger probably needs to be more careful with his home run celebrations during the World Series. The 2019 NL…

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Dodgers reach World Series after completing comeback against Braves

Cody Bellinger’s presence in the NLCS had largely been an afterthought until Sunday night. A player of immense talent who…

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Braves see ‘start of something special’ despite NLCS loss

There was a trace of sadness in Freddie Freeman’s voice, but also optimism. “It’s an emotional time when the season…

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Dodgers vs. Braves prediction: Los Angeles is World Series-bound

NFL Sunday. Don Reed on “Subway’s” new TV spots. “What an improvement! From Jared the child molester to an even…

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Derek Jeter dumps longtime Marlins executive Michael Hill

MIAMI — Miami Marlins executive Michael Hill’s 19-season tenure with the franchise has ended. Hill was president of baseball operations…

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Astros are the Alex Rodriguez of MLB teams — and their window is closing: Sherman

The Alex Rodriguez of baseball teams ended a season, and possibly an era, Saturday night. Houston could not come all…

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Astros’ loss a small bit of justice in a rough 2020

Even a broken country, to tweak a timeworn phrase, is right twice a year. Correct outcome number one finally arrived…

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Yankees killer Randy Arozarena homer fuels Rays’ Game 7 win

Maybe Randy Arozarena isn’t simply a Yankee-killer. The Rays outfielder who tormented the Yankees throughout the ALDS also crushed Houston…

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Rays clip Astros in Game 7 to reach World Series for second time

OK, Yankees fans, here’s the good news: the Astros aren’t going back to the World Series. The bad news? The…

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Walker Buehler’s gem helps Dodgers top Braves to force NLCS Game 7

Kiké Hernandez described a scene Saturday suggesting the Dodgers were energized and ready to continue their NLCS comeback. Music, dancing…

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Yankees’ Astros-Rays roadblock isn’t going away

Regardless of what happens the rest of October, the Yankees have spent the past week watching the two teams that…

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Corey Seager’s breakout has made him Dodgers’ best offensive player

It’s a lineup that features the reigning National League MVP and another star that recently signed a $365 million contract…

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MLB playoff predictions: Keep riding Astros and Dodgers

Joe Biden: “If you have a problem figuring out whether you’re for me or Trump, then you ain’t Black.” ……

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Steve Cohen’s response to messy Mets free-agency scenario will say a lot

Not too much longer, Mets fans. By next month, Steve Cohen’s purchase of the team should become official, and then…

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Astros-Rays is unlikely Yankees-Red Sox sequel you can’t resist

From the Idiots to Dusty and the Scoundrels. From a star-studded Yankees team to a Rays group so anonymous that…

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Mookie Betts’ defensive gem provides momentum boost for Dodgers

Mookie Betts knew diving for the ball would be a mistake. As Dansby Swanson’s bloop to right field in the…

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Rays’ Blake Snell didn’t hide feelings about early ALCS exit

Being David doesn’t preclude you from experiencing the same turbulence as Goliath. Remember in last week’s American League Division Series,…

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Dodgers rally to stay alive in NLCS behind quirky home run scenario

Where there is a Will, there is a Smith. The Dodgers remain alive in this National League Championship Series in…

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Astros hold off Rays to win third straight, force ALCS Game 7

Baseball’s nightmare is almost a reality. The Astros, who fired their manager and general manager in January after an MLB…

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The cost to keep Masahiro Tanaka a Yankee is incredibly uncertain

From the beginning to end MLB’s 60-game 2020 regular season provided difficulty in evaluating players, because of small sample size…

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Dave Roberts’ decision hangs over Clayton Kershaw NLCS disappointment

The Clayton Kershaw playoff narrative isn’t going away, and Dodgers manager Dave Roberts and his bullpen didn’t help the cause…

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Aaron Judge is a Yankees’ solution, not a problem: Sherman

I pride myself on not being surprised by what enters my orbit via social media and email, especially after tackling…

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