Monthly Archive:: October 2012

Left Stranded: Thoughts from the ALCS and NLCS

Sparse thoughts on the ALCS and NLCS so far (as Game 2 of the NLCS proceeds):

  •  The Yankees without Jeter are clearly a different team.  Umpiring aside, the offensive performance of the Yankees in Game 2 was atrocious, and they

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Talking ALCS Game 1 with Jesse Goldberg-Strassler

After the wild and crazy Game 1 of the ALCS between the Detroit Tigers and New York Yankees, I had a lot of thoughts on the game and needed to talk them out.  So I turned to Lansing Lugnuts broadcaster

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10/12/12: Flaming Francona Burns Boston in the End

Pride goeth before the fall.  That’s how the saying goes, anyway.  But this week, I think pride has done well for Terry Francona and hurt the Boston Red Sox.

As a fan of the Red Sox, it hurt to see

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Verlander’s Fearsome Game 5

Justin Verlander, in case you hadn’t heard, absolutely wrecked the Oakland Athletics Thursday night in the decisive Game 5 of the Divisional Series.  Over a complete game, Verlander allowed just four hits and a walk, fanning 11 batters and thoroughly

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