St. Louis Cardinals finish season with a thud

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The 2013 season for the St. Louis Cardinals ended with disappointment after the Boston Red Sox hit their way to a third championship in ten seasons. The Cards finished with the best record in the National League and topped baseball darling Yasiel Puig and the upstart Pittsburgh Pirates before being dismantled by the American League’s best. [Read more…]

St. Louis Cardinals in familiar spot

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The St. Louis Cardinals could not hold serve at home in the World Series, losing two out of three games at Busch Stadium. The Boston Red Sox lead three games to two heading back to Fenway Park for games six and seven. [Read more…]

2013 World Series: Too close for ESPN analysts to call

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The 2013 World Series is just one day away from starting, and the hype and commentary about the St. Louis Cardinals and Boston Red Sox is peaking. ESPN’s ‘Baseball Tonight’ analysts Curt Schilling and John Kruk are two of what appears to be many that feel this year’s Fall Classic will be a nail-biter. [Read more…]

MLB Playoffs are on? I’ll pass…

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The MLB Playoffs are in full swing with the Divisional Series set.

Yawn.

The St. Louis Cardinals, Pittsburgh Pirates, Los Angeles Dodgers, Atlanta Braves, Boston Red Sox, Tampa Bay Rays, Detroit Tigers, and Oakland Athletics face off for the chance to win a championship that will be earned after 162 (or 163) games.

Meh.

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Former Red Sox All-Star Shea Hillenbrand attempting comeback

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One of the more improbable of comeback attempts is that of two-time major league all-star Shea Hillenbrand, who averaged just over 85 runs batted in for his first four full seasons (’02-05 with Boston, Arizona and Toronto) before falling out of any level of affiliated baseball five years ago.  He did log 36 games (.340) with York in 2008.

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Josh Hamilton and Matt Kemp Are Threats For The Triple Crown

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It’s still “early” in baseball terms, but Josh Hamilton and Matt Kemp have done nothing but put on shows. Their superb play has gotten more attention than Philip Humber’s perfect game. Hamilton and Kemp are going for the Triple Crown in their respective leagues. The Triple Crown is revered, by many, to be the greatest single-season accomplishment in all of baseball.

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Cubs and Red Sox trade players to be named later, and Chris Carpenter

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The Chicago Cubs today sent a player to be named later to the Boston Red Sox for a player to be named later.  Sounds spine tingling, the Cubs also through in pitcher Chris Carpenter. With this trade, compensation for Theo Epstein joining the Cubs as the team’s President is complete.  [Read more…]

Cubs Cause Stir With Big Announcements at Convention

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After a day dominated by headlines about Kerry Wood returning to the North Side, day two of the Cubs Convention in Chicago was marked by headlines in other areas. New changes to Wrigley Field were discussed, some free agency matters were addressed by the Cubs’ head honchos, and there was plenty of reaction both positive and negative to all of it.

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Child Molestation Accusations Against Boston Red Sox Clubhouse MGR

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With more child sex abuse allegations coming out today, this time against late Boston Red Sox clubhouse manager Donald Fitzpatrick, the reputation of northeast sports takes yet another hit.

Between, Penn State, Syracuse and now Boston’s MLB team, by this next time year most people are going to have some serious assumptions about men working in positions of authority over boys in the sports industry in our nation’s northeast corridor.

I doubt any coaches are patting anyone on the butt these days.

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Red Sox and Cubs Finally Make Theo Epstein Move Official

Here’s what we’ve known for days and what seems like weeks. Finally both the Boston Red Sox and Chicago Cubs made the announcement:

effective immediately, Theo Epstein has resigned from the Red Sox in order to become the new President of Baseball Operations for the Cubs. The Clubs also have reached an agreement regarding how compensation will be determined for the Red Sox. That issue should be resolved near term.

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Boston Red Sox, Philadelphia Eagles Failures Animated by Taiwanese (Videos)

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Highly publicized East coast teams in both the MLB and the NFL are suffering right now. The Boston Red Sox and Philadelphia Eagles’ misfortunes are so prodigious that their stories are big in Taiwan. That’s right they’re huge in Taiwan. Watch the two animated videos after the jump.

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