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Baseball Playoffs

Playoff Beards Back Around Baseball

AP | JANIE McCAULEY | Posted 10.02.2013 | Sports

OAKLAND, Calif. -- OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Many a bearded major leaguer disapproves of the bushy black mess hanging from Brian Wilson's chin these da...

Does the 'Best' Team Win the World Series?

David Berri | Posted 01.09.2013 | Sports
David Berri

The playoffs being what they are, we knew that only one team -- and its fans -- would actually be happy when the whole thing was over. So what did the Tigers and all the other "losers" (and yes, that includes the Yankees) learn from the playoffs?

It Isn't How You Play The Game, Its Whether Or Not You Win

Leigh Steinberg | Posted 12.27.2012 | Sports
Leigh Steinberg

The off-season for the Yankees will be as intriguing as their playoff performance. There is little tolerance for dramatic failure.

Baseball Post-Season 2012: Halos, Teamwork and the Cool Part of Being Part of Something Big

Benni Cinkle | Posted 12.16.2012 | Teen
Benni Cinkle

I like that a team wins or loses together. No one person carries a team, no one person takes credit for their success. As they say, there's no "I" in "team." Baseball proves this point, every game, and that's really cool.

Giants Lose to Cardinals in First Game of NLCS

Malaika Bobino | Posted 12.15.2012 | Sports
Malaika Bobino

No one expected one inning of runs to start the National League Championship Series. But as they say in the Majors, "that's just baseball!" Two starting pitchers ended their nights early and the starting pitching rotation for the San Francisco Giants is in question.

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Len Berman | Posted 12.15.2012 | New York
Len Berman

Midnight struck on all the upstarts. What we have left are four more traditional potential champions. They all have good stories. It's just that the O's, Nats and A's stories were better.

An October Nightmare Coming?

ESPN | Posted 09.08.2012 | Sports

When Bud Selig and his friends brought you a bold new baseball world with two extra wild cards, this is exactly what they envisioned in their Septembe...

The Eye-Test Versus the Pi-Test

Stuart Dezenhall | Posted 11.06.2012 | Sports
Stuart Dezenhall

When it comes down to the final month of the MLB season, how a team wins or how much they win by should not matter. What should matter is putting up victories at a faster pace than putting up losses.

Tigers Tie One On

AP | NOAH TRISTER | Posted 09.03.2012 | Detroit

DETROIT -- Chris Sale threw a couple pitches he'd like to have back – and on this night, there was little margin for error. And now there's no ...

MLB Expands Playoffs

AP | BEN WALKER | Posted 05.02.2012 | Sports

NEW YORK — With less than a month to go before opening day, baseball at last decided who's in and who's out come October. Now, even a third-pla...

My Four Favorite Baseball Novels

Dave Astor | Posted 12.04.2011 | Books
Dave Astor

One team in baseball's postseason will win four World Series games this month, so I thought I'd take advantage of that number by naming my four favorite baseball novels.

Baseball Playoffs Begin: Moneyball Season Over

Stephen Baker | Posted 12.03.2011 | Sports
Stephen Baker

While the regular season is a marathon, in which statistics rule, the second is an eight-team sprint. To win, being best isn't enough. The winning team must also be hot and lucky.

Rangers Beat Yankees, Head To First World Series

AP | STEPHEN HAWKINS | Posted 05.25.2011 | Sports

ARLINGTON, Texas — Their Texas-sized wait is over. The Rangers are going to the World Series. And they got there with a win over their old neme...

Nolan Ryan Strives to Turn Texas Rangers into Winners

Tim Wendel | Posted 05.25.2011 | Sports
Tim Wendel

Despite a Hall of Fame career, successful business ventures off the field, some still underestimate "Big Tex."

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Len Berman | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Len Berman

A lesbian couple says they were kicked out of a Baltimore Ravens football game because they were kissing near the concession stand. The stadium says they were ejected because they stole a plastic cup.

The Fallible Hero

Colin Barnicle | Posted 05.25.2011 | Sports
Colin Barnicle

Bobby Cox was a player's manager, and they loved him for that and gave whatever they had, because they knew he'd look into their eyes and not into the stat book before he took the ball away.

Hungry for Playoff Action!

Rick Horowitz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Sports
Rick Horowitz

"You've got your regular season, and then you've got your post-season -- it's almost like a season of its own."

Why the Mets Will Make the Playoffs in 2010

Steven Hirsch | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Steven Hirsch

Here are four reasons why I think the Mets have the potential to be a contender in the National League East this season.

Yankees Beat Twins: Alex Rodriguez, Jorge Posada Power New York Back To ALCS

AP | DAVE CAMPBELL | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

MINNEAPOLIS — After so many October misses, Alex Rodriguez delivered the playoff performance his talent demanded. Rodriguez and Jorge Posada hit...

Yankees One Win Away From World Series

Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

UPDATE: The Angels defeated the Yankees 7-6. EARLIER: ANAHEIM, Calif. -- (Associated Press) After an off day, the Yankees will try to close out the...

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Len Berman | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Len Berman

If you have a friend in Detroit, give him/her a "hug." If the economy and the Lions aren't bad enough, the Tigers became the first team in history to blow a 3 game lead with 4 games to play.

Imagine Coors Field Today -- Time to Change Baseball Season

Michael D. Brown | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver
Michael D. Brown

Suppose the Rockies were now playing in the World Series. What exactly would the world think, looking out on Denver from the television cameras in Coors Field?

Yankees' $600 Playoff ‘Suites' Feature Fine Dining, Clean Restrooms

bloomberg.com | Ryan Sutton | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

Here's bad news for the blue-collar baseball fan and sort of good news for the wealthy hedge-fund fan. Prices for Yankee Stadium's best playoff ticket...

A-Rod, Sabathia Lead The Charge Over Angels

AP | GREG BEACHAM | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

ANAHEIM, Calif. — When Derek Jeter recalls the last time the New York Yankees got this close to the World Series, he gets chills down his spine ...

Phil Hughes: The Truth

Eugene Michael Santiago | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Eugene Michael Santiago

In the end baseball comes down to pitching. The Yankees were and still are fortunate enough to find themselves amidst the swells of a perfect pitching and hitting storm.