Tag Archives: Mariano Rivera

Surely some not-so-free agents

If money were no object, some team in baseball could potentially add nine future Hall of Famers to its roster this offseason, including what is obviously a baseball first: available sluggers who have reached the 700, 600, 500, 400 and 300 home-run plateaus. First, the possible — not all probable — Hall of Famers: Barry

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Gambling

I knew there was a reason to let Kenny Rogers come to the All-Star Game. About 450 feet worth of reasons. Three batters, an ERA and WHIP of infinity. I notice that Derrek Lee is still in the game too. Now I know Tony La Russa wants to win and Lee is one of the

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Game 4s: BELT-ran and solving Rivera

Yesterday’s games:Astros 6, Cardinals 5Red Sox 6, Yankees 4, 12 innings Cardinals-Astros series tied 2-2Well, here we are. Series tied. Fresh start. Best of three. We’ll have to see how the rookie Brandon Backe does tonight at home, where the Astros haven’t lost since August 22, when the Cubs won the rubber match of a

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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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