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Richard Crepeau | Posted 10.10.2014 | Sports
Richard Crepeau

The playoffs opened September 30 with the Wild Card Game in the American League where the Kansas City Royals showed up as the surprise guest and host. Over and over again came the reminders that the Royals had not been in post-season play since 1985 when they won the World Series.

NL Wild Card Race Exposes Potential Downside of Playoff Expansion

Mitch Goldich | Posted 11.11.2014 | 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."

Pirates Clinch 1st Playoff Berth In 21 Years

AP | ANDREW SELIGMAN | Posted 11.23.2013 | Sports

CHICAGO — The Pittsburgh Pirates are headed to the playoffs for the first time in 21 years, clinching at least a National League wild card Monda...

All-Star Shut Out

AP | MIKE FITZPATRICK | Posted 09.15.2013 | Sports

NEW YORK — Mariano Rivera reported for work an inning early, and walked off to a fitting tribute. Summoned in the eighth to make sure he would ...

Should Matt Harvey Get The Ball?

Posted 07.11.2013 | Sports

San Francisco Giants manager Bruce Bochy is faced with the sort of tough decision only possible at the All-Star Game: Which ace should start for the N...

With Yankees Impending Invasion of CitiField, Why Is Mr. Met Smiling? Dismal Days for Mets Fans.

Howard Barbanel | Posted 07.24.2013 | Sports
Howard Barbanel

Met fans have gotten to a point where they'd be thrilled just to have a .500 season, let alone a post season. Yet management allows the Mets to get worse and worse and to fans it appears they don't seem to care.

VOTE: Who Should Win The NL Cy Young Award?

Posted 11.14.2012 | Sports

While there were several superlative pitching performances in the National League -- there were five starters who had an ERA under 3.00 with at least ...

The MVP Race Heats Up

Andrew Wild | Posted 11.26.2012 | Teen
Andrew Wild

The American League MVP race has taken an unexpected twist. Mike Trout had emerged as the runaway favorite for a while after Josh Hamilton fell into a slump, but now things aren't looking so certain.

Buster Posey Back on the Rise

Malaika Bobino | Posted 11.22.2012 | Sports
Malaika Bobino

Posey is a front runner for the league MVP award and was named the recipient of the 2012 Willie Mac award. "It was a unanimous decision," said Giants manager Bruce Bochy.

Top 5 Sports Stories

Len Berman | Posted 11.12.2012 | New York
Len Berman

During the Cowboys opening night win over the Giants, Cowboys owner Jerry Jones was seen on camera having his son-in-law wipe his glasses for him. Well he's received so much ribbing he now wants to have the last laugh.

National League Romps In All-Star Game

AP | RONALD BLUM | Posted 09.09.2012 | Sports

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Pablo Sandoval and Melky Cabrera turned the All-Star game into a Giant blowout. Flashing their bright orange spikes and boom...

Confessions of a Mets Addict

Howard Barbanel | Posted 08.13.2012 | Sports
Howard Barbanel

Met fans experience emotions that whipsaw from agony to ecstasy at speeds analogous to the mood swings of a newly menopausal woman. Hot flashes followed by rapid crashes are not uncommon in either situation.

MLB Should Stop Using All-Star Game to Decide World Series Home-field Advantage

Rob Kirkpatrick | Posted 01.01.2012 | Sports
Rob Kirkpatrick

For the integrity of the game, MLB needs to do away with the ridiculous and arbitrary rule that awards home field in the World Series to the team from the league that won the All-Star Game.

Mets Star Wins NL Batting Title In Strange Fashion

AP | By RONALD BLUM | Posted 11.29.2011 | Sports

NEW YORK -- Jose Reyes became the first player in the New York Mets' half-century history to win a National League batting title, edging Milwaukee's R...

Playoff Picture: National League

The Huffington Post | Chris Greenberg | Posted 11.21.2011 | Sports

Around 9:00 pm EST on Tuesday night, it looked as if the clock was already striking midnight for the St. Louis Cardinals. The Atlanta Braves, who ...

9 Rockies Struck Out In 7 Innings

AP | Posted 11.20.2011 | Denver

DENVER — The Colorado Rockies had enjoyed success against Cory Luebke in his brief major league career. Not so much Monday night....

Rockies' Pomeranz Pitching Slower After Surgery

AP | Posted 11.18.2011 | Denver

DENVER — The Colorado Rockies are known for their September surges. This year, however, they're struggling just to finish the season. Pablo San...

Rockies Pitcher White Has Allowed 11 Home Runs In Last 5 Starts

AP | Posted 11.17.2011 | Denver

DENVER -- Rookie Colorado Rockies pitcher Alex White is taking his lumps down the stretch. Plagued by home runs, White was hit hard again Friday nigh...

Errors, Shoddy Defense In Rockies Loss

AP | Posted 11.16.2011 | Denver

DENVER — Shoddy defense was the Colorado Rockies' downfall Thursday night in an 8-5 loss to the San Francisco Giants and pitcher Jhoulys Chacin ...

Rockies Knock Out 7 Runs In Late-Inning Rally

AP | Posted 11.07.2011 | Denver

DENVER — Troy Tulowitzki homered, Seth Smith tripled twice and the Colorado Rockies rallied to beat the streaking Arizona Diamondbacks 8-3 on Tu...

NL Wins Second Straight All-Star Game

AP | RONALD BLUM | Posted 09.11.2011 | Sports

PHOENIX — Heath Bell sprinted in from the bullpen and slid across the infield grass, tearing up the turf just short of the mound. It was that ty...

Giambi Hits 442nd Carreer Home Run, Pushes Rocks Past Inidans

AP | TOM WITHERS | Posted 08.21.2011 | Denver

CLEVELAND — Jason Giambi couldn't wait to get back to Cleveland. No joke. With a chance to be Colorado's designated hitter for six straight int...

MLB Talking Realignment?

ESPN | Posted 08.12.2011 | Sports

A simple form of realignment being seriously considered has been raised in the labor talks between Major League Baseball and the players' association,...

MVP!

AP | RONALD BLUM | Posted 05.25.2011 | Sports

NEW YORK — Joey Votto and Albert Pujols had a long conversation behind the batting cage before a game a few years ago. "There's something about...

Who Will Win The National League Cy Young Award?

Posted 05.25.2011 | Sports

San Francisco Giants ace Tim Lincecum has won the National League Cy Young Award for the last two years. He led the N.L. in strikeouts in 2010, but Ro...