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From ND to MLB: Brad Lidge

Brad Lidge is one of two baseball players whose time at Notre Dame coincided with mine. He pitched from 1996-98, putting together a 13-5 record and 4.86 ERA, with 143 strikeouts in 129 2/3 innings. Though he’s worn No. 54 throughout his Major League career, in South Bend Lidge donned No. 20, the same digits

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Game 5s: Walking off

Yesterday’s games:Red Sox 5, Yankees 4, 14 inningsAstros 3, Cardinals 0 Astros lead series 3-2Watching the other game while working tonight, we didn’t flip over to check on this one at all. So when it came over to Fox, we saw the scoreless game featuring two one-hitters — an amazing pitching duel, the kind of

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Game 3s: Night and day

Thursday’s game:Cardinals 6, Astros 4 Yesterday’s games:Astros 5, Cardinals 2Yankees 19, Red Sox 8 Cardinals lead series 2-1There was little attention paid to baseball the past few days because Notre Dame was playing Navy at Giants Stadium, and with so many college friends and their families in, we didn’t spend too much time watching the

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Postseason thoughts, Day 5

Saturday’s games:Astros 8, Braves 5Yankees 6, Twins 5, 11 inningsDodgers 4, Cardinals 0 Yesterday’s games:Braves 6, Astros 5Cardinals 6, Dodgers 2 Yankees win series, 3-1There wasn’t much doubt how this one would turn out, especially after the Twins blew Game 2. Even when the Yankees aren’t as good as they’re perceived to be, or they’ve

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My take on the Carlos Beltran trade

I sat here on the couch last night watching the Astros-Pirates game on my MLB Extra Innings package when the play-by-play man made the announcement: “The Astros have acquired Carlos Beltran in a two-team deal with the Kansas City Royals.” He said it with all the enthusiasm of announcing the daily lottery numbers. That surprised

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