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  • On This Night, Craig Breslow Wasn't The Smartest Player

    On This Night, Craig Breslow Wasn't The Smartest Player
    BOSTON — Right down to that "giant booger" on Jon Lester's glove, matters had been more than a little goofy through the first 15 innings of the 2013 World Series. We had some Cardinals minor league pitcher tweeting about Lester doctoring the...
  • David Ortiz's move complicates things for Red Sox

    David Ortiz's move complicates things for Red Sox
    ST. LOUIS — Pitching aside, Boston's margin for error in the next three games of the World Series could be razor thin. Because the Red Sox are one of the few teams that use one player — David Ortiz — exclusively as the designated...
  • Buchholz Has Chance To Change Fans' Perceptions Of Him

    Buchholz Has Chance To Change Fans' Perceptions Of Him
    ST. LOUIS — Clay Buchholz not only has a chance to win a vital World Series game on Sunday night, the lean Red Sox righthander also has the chance to forever change the way so many Red Sox fans view him. There is no pitching metric to put an exact...
  • Poll: Did World Series umpires make right call at end of Game 3?

    It appears we have another baseball controversy. Game 3 of the World Series on Saturday night was decided on a controversial call which allowed the St. Louis Cardinals to plate the winning run in the ninth inning of a 5-4 win over the Boston Red Sox....
  • No Stranger Way To End A World Series Game

    No Stranger Way To End A World Series Game
    ST. LOUIS — They went down the line. Third base umpire Jim Joyce, crew chief John Hirschbeck, home plate umpire Dana DeMuth, each of them considered the question. Had they ever seen any game, let alone a World Series game, end on such a play?...
  • Sorry, Red Sox Fans: Obstruction Is Here To Stay

    Sorry, Red Sox Fans: Obstruction Is Here To Stay
    ST. LOUIS — After pandemonium had broken out late Saturday night, Jake Peavy, angry, frustrated, lashed out at home plate umpire Dana DeMuth. The Red Sox starting pitcher in an unforgettable third game of the 2013 World Series wondered how DeMuth...
  • Jonny Gomes May Not Have The Numbers, But He Has The Magic

    Jonny Gomes May Not Have The Numbers, But He Has The Magic
    ST. LOUIS — He doesn't pass most of the sabermetric tests. He had struggled mightily all postseason. He didn't have a single hit in the World Series. Until Shane Victorino was pulled from the starting lineup at the last minute because of lower-...
  • Jeff Jacobs: The Graybeard And The Ace

    Jeff Jacobs: The Graybeard And The Ace
    ST. LOUIS — This one didn't end with an obstruction call. This one didn't end with anybody getting picked off first base. This wasn't another one of those "first time in World Series history" games. This one wasn't decided by anybody throwing...
  • Hesitance on hiring manager doesn't bode well

    Hesitance on hiring manager doesn't bode well
    In a 30-minute presentation Monday at the esteemed Economic Club of Chicago, Cubs President Theo Epstein dazzled an audience of 800 local movers and shakers with a detailed plan of player development. Epstein kidded about the club's presumption he would...
  • Cleveland Indians' Terry Francona is AL manager of year

    Cleveland Indians' Terry Francona is AL manager of year
    Terry Francona, who led the Cleveland Indians to their first playoff berth in six years, was honored Tuesday as American League manager of the year. Francona had never received a first-place vote in previous years, even when he led the Boston Red Sox to...
  • Jim Joyce has been there at some big moments

    Jim Joyce has been there at some big moments
    There is a leftover tidbit to this year's World Series Game 3, when umpire Jim Joyce called obstruction at third base to end the game and send the Boston Red Sox to defeat. When Joyce's father died in 2009, among the things buried with him was a Red Sox...
  • Umpires have been doing a terrific job in World Series

    Dodgers catcher A.J. Ellis will be offering his analysis throughout the World Series. Ellis, 32, recently completed his second full season as a starter for the Dodgers by batting .333 in a National League division series against the Atlanta Braves and...