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‘WE LEFT TOO MUCH CHICKEN ON THE BONE’

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Following last night’s 13-inning Wild Card loss at Wrigley Field, Joe Maddon, his players and coaches “had a nice little moment within our clubhouse,” noted Maddon in his post-game remarks. “A couple guys spoke and then we did our shot and we just went around and hugged each other. It was very sincere, it means something, it’s about the culture that we have created...

YOU MAKE THE CALL

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Is it illegal for a pitcher to have a scouting report in his pocket while pitching?
According to MLB umpire Joe West the answer is no. On Saturday, West confiscated a card from Phillies pitcher Austin Davis after he pulled the card from his pocket before pitching to Cubs’ third baseman Kris Bryant.

NO YAWNING IN OCTOBER

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One year ago on this day Rich Hill and the Los Angeles Dodgers shutout the Chicago Cubs, 6-0, to take a 2-1 lead in the National league Championship series. Five days later the Cubs snapped their historic 71-year drought, beating the Dodgers in Game 7 to return to the World Series for the first time. But, what a difference a year makes. As you wake up to the news that — once again —...

BAKER SUMMONS SUPERNATURAL FOR ELIMINATION GAME

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Pressure reveals the true character of an athlete.
When the game is on the line, no one could hit like Reggie Jackson, David Ortiz or Derek Jeter. When you needed an out, leave it to Mariano Rivera, John Smoltz or Madison Bumgarner. Whether it was shear will, a laser focus or the ability to “clear the mechanism,” each of them rose to the occasion time after time after time.

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John Strubel

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