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When you need it most, it stops

“It breaks your heart. It is designed to break your heart. The game begins in the spring, when everything else begins again, and it blossoms in the summer, filling the afternoons and evenings, and then as soon as the chill rains come, it stops and leaves you to face the fall alone. You count on

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At the World Series

David Wright swung and the ball shot into the air. I spotted it immediately against the ink-black sky, the white orb growing bigger as it flew closer. When you’ve been to enough ballgames, you know how to read fly balls, but a lot depends on your vantage point. When you’re in the stands along the

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MLB’s original 16 meeting in the World Series

What a run for these Giants, playing six games in which they faced elimination, and winning each one. In their long and storied history, they’d never won a Game 7 until last night (not counting Game 7 of the 1921 World Series, which was a best-of-nine). In the 108th World Series, they’ll face the Tigers

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What I didn’t know about the DH

I know a lot about baseball. I’m not saying that to brag, just as a piece of background information. I’m not claiming to be all-knowing or a trivia savant (off the top of my head, I can’t tell you who won the 1962 AL Cy Young Award or ’63 World Series), but I do have

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From ND to MLB: Craig Counsell

The hit came just in time. Forty-five at-bats is a long time to go 0-fer — especially when you’re coming off the bench. For a starter, it’s a bad week, maybe 10 days. For a backup, it can be a rough couple of months. For Craig Counsell, it was 57 days, stretching from a three-hit

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