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PJMIII
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Fri Aug 18, 2017 9:56 am

Red Sox owner John Henry feels Yawkey Way evokes racist past

Boston Red Sox owner John Henry has wanted the city to change the name of Yawkey Way for a while, and the current political climate might provide the right timing.

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Tue Sep 05, 2017 10:48 pm

Red Sox stole signs electronically from Yankees, other teams

MLB commissioner Rob Manfred confirmed Tuesday that the Boston Red Sox used electronic communication from the dugout to steal opponents' signs and relay them to Boston players during games.

The New York Yankees filed a formal complaint against the Red Sox on July 18, sources told ESPN's Buster Olney. Baseball's investigation of the Red Sox is ongoing, Manfred said from Fenway Park ahead of Boston's game against Toronto, but he expects it will be completed before the end of the regular season.


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Wed Oct 04, 2017 4:52 pm

Mattress Mack will throw out the ceremonial first pitch tomorrow at Minute Maid Park before Game 1 of the Astros-Red Sox ALDS.
I've found it easier to tear up tickets at 8/1 instead of 8/5.
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Fri Oct 06, 2017 9:58 am

Jose Altuve hits 3 home runs in Astros' playoff opener vs. Red Sox

Jose Altuve hit three home runs in the Houston Astros' 8-2 victory over the Boston Red Sox in Game 1 of their American League Division Series on Thursday.

Altuve connected twice off Red Sox ace Chris Sale and then against reliever Austin Maddox at Minute Maid Park. All three were solo shots.

Altuve led the majors in batting this year. He is listed at just 5-foot-6.


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Wed Oct 18, 2017 10:11 am

Your guide to Wednesday's LCS games: Astros-Yankees all tied, Dodgers can advance

The most important thing of the day: The Cubs' title defense could end, meaning the 1998-2000 Yankees would remain the last team to repeat as World Series champs.

http://www.espn.com/mlb/story/_/id/2105 ... rs-advance
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Wed Oct 18, 2017 10:17 am

Whether or not they move on to the World Series, it's the start of a new dynasty for the Yankees.
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Wed Oct 18, 2017 12:55 pm

I would be very excited for a Yankees/Dodgers match up- time will tell.
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Thu Oct 19, 2017 9:10 am

Dominant starting pitching driving Yankees' postseason run

Houston Astros manager A.J. Hinch was trying to explain the reason for his team's offensive travails earlier this week when he put in a plug for the opposition. Slumps don't occur in a vacuum. More often than not, futility is a collaborative effort.

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Thu Oct 19, 2017 9:13 am

Joe Maddon ejected for second time in NLCS, umpire admits call was wrong

The plate umpire in Game 4 of the NLCS said he was "dead wrong" in overturning a call that saw Cubs manager Joe Maddon ejected for the second time in the series.

With the Cubs leading 3-2 in the top of the eighth inning and a runner on first base, Dodgers outfielder Curtis Granderson swung at the seventh pitch of the at-bat from Wade Davis as the ball bounced in front of catcher Willson Contreras.


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Fri Oct 20, 2017 7:59 am

Party like it's 1988! Enrique Hernandez, Dodgers slam Cubs to seal first World Series trip in 29 years

In the end, it was most fitting. The Los Angeles Dodgers' quest for a pennant ended on the field where it began nearly a year ago, on the ancient grounds of Wrigley Field.

It was most fitting that the winning pitcher was the Dodgers’ longtime ace, Clayton Kershaw, who flashed his best stuff in two months and dazzled the Chicago Cubs for six innings. In years past, the Dodgers might have asked Kershaw to do more. This season, they didn’t need it.


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Fri Oct 20, 2017 9:18 am

PJMIII wrote:Dominant starting pitching driving Yankees' postseason run

Houston Astros manager A.J. Hinch was trying to explain the reason for his team's offensive travails earlier this week when he put in a plug for the opposition. Slumps don't occur in a vacuum. More often than not, futility is a collaborative effort.

http://www.espn.com/blog/sweetspot/post ... season-run
Glad Masahiro Tanaka has been doing very well!! :D
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Sat Oct 21, 2017 9:21 am

Astros' offense and emotions wake up in do-or-die win over Yankees in Game 6

Jose Altuve has led the American League in hits each of the last four seasons, his total adding up to 845. It’s likely none of them evoked the kind of animated display the Houston Astros second baseman let loose after his fifth-inning single Friday.

His fellow Astros hitters were nearly as pumped.


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Sun Oct 22, 2017 9:33 am

Houston is headed to Hollywood! Altuve's Astros blank Yanks in Game 7

If being the best hitter in baseball weren't enough for Jose Altuve, he can now add another title to his MVP-worthy résumé: closer.

With the Houston Astros needing to win both Games 6 and 7 to move on to the World Series for only the second time in franchise history, their All-Star second baseman made sure they sealed the deal. Altuve notched three hits, including two home runs, in the final two games, with his solo shot in the fifth inning of Game 7 on Saturday night spurring a 4-0 victory over the New York Yankees and a celebration at Minute Maid Park.


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Sun Oct 22, 2017 1:34 pm

Very thankful we've got a World Series upon us to enjoy, a sporting event without the distractions the NFL and NBA offer us these days. Maybe the only thing better would've been a good ol' fashioned Yankee-Dodger matchup, but Houston is very deserving.

This will be a good one, here's hoping it goes 7 games!

Series MVP........Kenley Jansen
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Sun Oct 22, 2017 7:25 pm

The 3 headed monster of Kenta Maeda, Brandon Morrow and Kenley Janzen could have been co mvp's of the NLCS. The Cubs were 1 for 39 against with zero runs in 12 innings of relief. The starting pitching was about even between the 2 clubs. The Dodger bullpen is the team's most dominating aspect. They aren't even giving the opposition any hope. They have a 74 percent strike to pitch ratio in the playoffs and have only walked 3 batters in 30 innings and 4 total runs scored against. The Cubs walked 28 Dodgers and their bullpen walked 12. It surprising they even won a game. For Houston to beat the Dodgers they have to get to their starters early. That's how they beat the Yankees in the last 2 games. They nullified the superior Yankee bullpen by getting the lead by the 6th inning. It's also how the Yankees beat the Indians by chasing Bauer and Kluber in the 3rd... Damn Indians....

Dodgers have the right formula for the new age. But formula's don't suit up.

MVP. Bellinger.
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Tue Oct 24, 2017 9:19 am

The not-so-tall tales of Jose Altuve

Nobody ever pegged Jose Altuve as a future major leaguer just by looking at him.

For the record, Altuve is listed at 5-foot-6, a designation that even he admits is about one inch too generous. Scouts who are trained to never judge a player specifically by stature and size found it difficult to get beyond their initial impression when he took the field.

And then they saw him play.

Wow.


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Wed Oct 25, 2017 8:08 am

Kershaw, Dodgers beat Astros 3-1 in hot World Series opener

No sweat, Clayton Kershaw.

Changing jerseys to beat the 103-degree heat, the Dodgers ace with a checkered playoff history delivered a signature performance, pitching Los Angeles past the Houston Astros 3-1 Tuesday night in the World Series opener.

Boosted by Justin Turner's tiebreaking, two-run homer in the sixth inning off Dallas Keuchel, Kershaw was in complete control against the highest-scoring team in the majors this season.


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Thu Oct 26, 2017 8:40 am

Astros, Dodgers make World Series history with record 8 home runs in Game 2

Game 2 of the World Series on Wednesday night was all about the home run.

A record number of them.

The Houston Astros and Los Angeles Dodgers combined for eight long balls at Dodger Stadium, the most ever in a World Series game. George Springer had the biggest, a two-run drive in the 11th inning that helped the American League champions to a 7-6 victory and split of the opening two games in Los Angeles.

"This was a night obviously the ball was carrying," Astros manager A.J. Hinch said. "A lot of big-time players stepping up and getting big swings."


http://www.espn.com/mlb/story/_/id/2116 ... uns-game-2
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Sun Oct 29, 2017 11:13 am

Cody Bellinger comes alive for Dodgers, who even World Series at two games apiece

Cody Bellinger pulled into second base with his first World Series hit and said: "It's a miracle!"

With the Dodgers three innings from falling into a deep deficit, the rookie slugger sparked a late comeback that stopped the Houston Astros' surge.


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Mon Oct 30, 2017 1:44 am

That is the craziest ball game I've ever seen - a real slug fest. Congratulations Astros - keep up the good work.
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