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LCS TV Ratings Down Significantly From Previous Year

With small markets and bad weather, baseball’s league championship series drew far fewer television viewers than last year.


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Keidel: Tony La Russa – The Pope And His Cardinals

At some point we praise the man who made this happen. No matter the players, there’s one wallpaper behind every moment – Tony La Russa, who seems to make miracles his rite of autumn.


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Brewers’ K-Rod: Return To Mets Could Be In Future

K-Rod would rather close games — and hey, you never know. He could have that opportunity again in New York.


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Brewers Beat Cardinals 9-6 In NLCS Opener

Needing a rally in the NL championship series opener, Milwaukee turned to its power duo of Ryan Braun and Prince Fielder, then got a key hit from Yuniesky Betancourt to beat the St. Louis Cardinals 9-6.


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Coleman’s Corner: What Is Carlos Beltran’s Mets Legacy?

Carlos Beltran is gone. Well, not officially. That will happen sometime Thursday, and when he dons a San Francisco Giants uniform at Citizens Bank Park on Thursday night, the book on Beltran’s Mets era will definitively close.


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Lopez-Hamilton Is World Series Matchup To Watch

Giants manager Bruce Bochy might have a better alternative than simply walking Josh Hamilton in key spots during the World Series.


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TV Ratings Hold Steady For LCS Games

Major League Baseball said Sunday that the 12 games averaged 8.6 million viewers, up from 8.43 million last year. The 5.3 rating was the same.


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Giants Head To First World Series Since 2002

San Francisco Giants beat the Philadelphia Phillies 3-2 Saturday night in Game 6 of the NL championship series to reach the World Series for the first time since 2002.


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Halladay, Phillies Push NLCS To Game 6

Roy Halladay pitched through a groin pull, outdueling Tim Lincecum and keeping the Philadelphia Phillies alive in the NL championship series with a 4-2 victory over the San Francisco Giants on Thursday night.


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Halladay Vs. Lincecum With Giants On Verge Of Pennant

Facing elimination, Roy Halladay and the visiting Philadelphia Phillies look to prevent Tim Lincecum and the Giants from reaching the World Series in Game 5 on Thursday.


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Mike Schmidt: Where Have The October Hitters Gone?

The playoffs have followed the regular season trend back to pitching dominance. Not that aces haven’t done this in past postseasons, it’s just that their supremacy this year stands out.


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Playoff Teams Get Boost From Midseason Makeovers

Everywhere you turn in these playoffs, late pickups and midseason acquisitions are playing important roles on the field.


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Hot Topic: October 21

The Bombers head to Texas down 3-2, and their fate now rests on the shoulders of Phil Hughes. Will Phil rise to the challenge, or wrinkle like a cheap suit?


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Giants Move Within 1 Win Of World Series

Juan Uribe, sore left wrist and all, made his mark on this NLCS in a matter of moments — a great play with his glove, then one swing that put the San Francisco Giants within one win of the World Series.


Bengie Molina #11 of the Texas Rangers celebrates with Nelson Cruz #17 after hitting a three-run home run in the top of the sixth inning against A.J. Burnett #34 of the New York Yankees in Game Four of the ALCS during the 2010 MLB Playoffs at Yankee Stadium on October 19, 2010 in the Bronx borough of New York City. (Photo by Jim McIsaac/Getty Images)

Hot Topic: October 20

It was another long night for Yankee fans in the Bronx, and this time our guys Boomer & Carton were on hand to witness the debacle.