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NL Wild Card Race Exposes Potential Downside of Playoff Expansion

Mitch Goldich | Posted 09.11.2014 | Sports
Mitch Goldich

The field has been so underwhelming, we've found ourselves reading and writing previously preposterous statements like, "Wow, the Marlins are only 3.5 games out."

Wild Stat of the Week: Why the Mariners Will Win the Pennant

Andrew Wild | Posted 08.27.2014 | Sports
Andrew Wild

Don't look now, but the third-place Mariners might be the best bet to represent the AL in the World Series this year. Lame duck commissioner Bud Selig's parting gift to baseball, the second wild-card spot, might hold the path to Seattle's first appearance in the Fall Classic.

Papi Revs Up Red Sox With Speech, Bat

AP | BEN WALKER | Posted 10.28.2013 | Sports

ST. LOUIS -- ST. LOUIS (AP) — Maybe David Ortiz could sense this World Series was starting to slip away, that his rowdy bunch of Boston Red Sox were...

Red Sox Blunder, Cardinals Even World Series

AP | JIMMY GOLEN | Posted 10.25.2013 | Sports

BOSTON -- BOSTON (AP) — Craig Breslow couldn't find the plate. Then he couldn't find third base....

Cards Can't Solve Lester

AP | HOWARD ULMAN | Posted 10.24.2013 | Sports

BOSTON -- BOSTON (AP) — Jon Lester got used to the World Series hoopla when he clinched a championship for Boston six years ago. No wonder he loo...

Red Sox Rock Cards In World Series Opener

Posted 10.24.2013 | Sports

BOSTON (AP) — Jon Lester threw a cutter in the eighth inning for his final out of the game, his latest scoreless World Series stint over. ...

LIVE: World Series Game 1

Posted 10.23.2013 | Sports

World Series Game 1 Boston Red Sox vs. St. Louis Cardinals Fenway Park 8:07 ET Here we go. The 2013 World Series is a matchup of the best fro...

Get To Know Boston Red Sox With These 5 Facts

Posted 10.23.2013 | Sports

The wild, wooly look of the 2013 Boston Red Sox belies a team that is disciplined and relentless. Get better acquainted with these Sox with these five...

Get To Know The St. Louis Cardinals With These 6 Facts

Posted 10.23.2013 | Sports

Making the 19th appearance in franchise history, the St. Louis Cardinals may seem like World Series regulars but don't tell that rookie pitcher Michae...

LOOK: Fenway's 'Green Monster' Isn't So Green

AP | JIMMY GOLEN | Posted 10.23.2013 | Sports

BOSTON -- BOSTON (AP) — The Green Monster isn't as green as it looks. Up close, Fenway Park's famous left-field Wall is pocked with thousands of ...

5 Things To Know About The World Series

AP | BEN WALKER | Posted 10.23.2013 | Sports

BOSTON -- BOSTON (AP) — Weather permitting, the World Series is set to start Wednesday night at Fenway Park with the Boston Red Sox hosting the St. ...

Baseball's Mickey Mouse Rules

Noah Coslov | Posted 01.23.2014 | Sports
Noah Coslov

"Adam Wainwright acted like Hulk Hogan after he won Game 5 against the Pirates, so he shouldn't be saying anything about Mickey Mouse stuff." That's what former All-Star reliever and 4-time World Series champion Jeff Nelson told me.


The Huffington Post | Chris Greenberg | Posted 10.20.2013 | Sports

It may not yet be recognized by Merriam-Webster but it was truly the only word that would do: Rejubilation. A year removed from a last place finis...

LOOK: Red Sox Go Wild

The Huffington Post | Chris Greenberg | Posted 10.20.2013 | Sports

The 2013 World Series isn't scheduled to start until Wednesday night at Fenway Park. Based on the wet, wild and wooly scene in Boston on Saturday nigh...

World Series: Fresh-Faced Cards vs. Bearded Sox

AP | BEN WALKER | Posted 10.20.2013 | Sports

-- Big Papi, Dustin Pedroia and the bearded guys from Boston. Michael Wacha, Trevor Rosenthal and those fresh mugs from St. Louis. Pretty neat face-...

GIF: Prince Belly Flops, Misses Bases

Posted 10.19.2013 | Sports

And the fail of the postseason goes too... Detroit slugger Prince Fielder. Not only did he make a bad baserunning play and get caught in a rundown dur...

WATCH: Cardinals, Dodgers Players Stage In Pre-Game Standoff

Posted 10.19.2013 | Sports

Before the Cardinals and Dodgers could get Game 6 of the NLCS started, St. Louis pitcher Joe Kelly and L.A. outfielder Scott Van Slyke took part in an...

Why Aren't Younger Americans More Enamored With Baseball?

Tom Cramer | Posted 12.19.2013 | Fifty
Tom Cramer

I love baseball. I almost wrote I still love baseball, but that's unnatural. That comes from a discussion I heard on sports radio this spring. The announcers were all giddy with anticipation, save the 20-something NBA reporter. He claimed most of his generation remained unbitten by the baseball bug, only interested in the NBA and NFL. I was first stunned, then saddened.

Dodgers Go Down Without A Fight

AP | BY JASON L. YOUNG | Posted 12.18.2013 | Sports

ST. LOUIS — ST. LOUIS (AP) — Clayton Kershaw still couldn't beat the St. Louis Cardinals. Now he has the offseason to think about what went wr...

LOOK: Cardinals Celebrate World Series Spot

The Huffington Post | Chris Greenberg | Posted 10.19.2013 | Sports

The St. Louis Cardinals are returning to the World Series for the fourth time in 10 years but that doesn't mean winning the National League pennant is...

World Series Bound

AP | R.B. FALLSTROM | Posted 12.18.2013 | Sports

ST. LOUIS — ST. LOUIS (AP) — Carlos Beltran and the Cardinals stunned Clayton Kershaw with a four-run third inning, rookie Michael Wacha was a...

Big Blast, Big Outs Get Boston Closer To World Series

AP | NOAH TRISTER | Posted 12.17.2013 | Sports

DETROIT — DETROIT (AP) — Mike Napoli's majestic homer began a rare early Boston breakthrough, Junichi Tazawa again bested Miguel Cabrera in a ...

HIGHLIGHTS: Revamped Lineup Gets Tigers Even

AP | NOAH TRISTER | Posted 12.16.2013 | Sports

DETROIT — DETROIT (AP) — A revitalized Austin Jackson delivered in manager Jim Leyland's revamped lineup as the Detroit Tigers built a big lea...

Dodgers Force Game 6

AP | BETH HARRIS | Posted 12.16.2013 | Sports

LOS ANGELES — LOS ANGELES (AP) — Adrian Gonzalez homered twice and Zack Greinke gave the Los Angeles Dodgers the clutch performance they neede...

Erin Andrews Denies Having Justin Bieber On Her Mind After Red Sox Win

Posted 10.16.2013 | Sports

By virtue of hitting a solo home run off Tigers ace Justin Verlander, Mike Napoli was the man of the moment following the Red Sox 1-0 win in Game 3 of...