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Oh Cincinnati, what have you done? I don’t think that’s a song lyric, but if it was then it would probably be set to a slow, mournful 12 bar blues, with percussion being provided by several thousand Reds fans banging their heads against brick walls. Cincinnati have officially announced Dusty Baker as their new manager [...]
Fairly or not, the divisional series section of this year’s post-season met with a lukewarm response. The potential group of twenty games was reduced to just thirteen thanks to three sweeps and a 3-1 defeat of the Yankees, with the latter of which robbing the TV execs of their perennial dream Boston-New York ALCS. Game [...]
It was all so different in 2005. The NL West division was a figure of fun, except for supporters of the teams involved. The Padres “won” the pennant with an 82-80 record before being swept by the Cardinals in the division series. It was difficult to know who should feel the most ashamed: the Padres [...]
Strictly speaking, my prediction from yesterday isn’t wrong just yet! While I may have written that the Cubs were the most-likely team to come back from their 0-2 deficit, I did put a disclaimer on the statement by saying that I didn’t think any of the 0-2 crowd actually would recover. So if the Angels [...]
Eight games in and all four division series are sitting at 2-0. MLB.com notes that this happened back in 1995 and only one of the four teams was able to recover: the Mariners over the Yankees. If those are the odds, which team is best placed to emulate the M’s? It’s difficult to overstate just [...]
The post-season is here and while the majority of the games will obviously take place during the evening in the U.S. (therefore in the early hours for us), there are a few day games in the division series stage that we can enjoy during the British evening. (P.S. The start times listed on MLB.com and [...]
The final week of the regular season brings the final edition of “’Weekly’ hit ground ball” for 2007. The story of the week has been the daily shifting fortunes of teams embroiled in the hunt for October, so it seems fitting to chart “the week that was” in chronological fashion.
Excited? I guess it depends whether you are a fan of the Mets, Padres, Phillies or Rockies. While us neutrals can sit back and enjoy watching the twists and turns, it’s going to be a tense, nerve-jangling day for the four teams involved. It’s one of the strange parts of being a fan of a [...]
Yesterday all four NL play-off spots were up for grabs. Now it’s down to two and the results from the early games today could go a long way to deciding who takes them. Bearing in mind the time difference, that’s perfect for us British fans.
Just a reminder for any Sky subscribers in the U.K. that NASN (the North American Sports Network) will be free to view all weekend from 17.00 tonight. The offer is part of the promotion for the two NHL games that are taking place at the O2 Arena in London this weekend and which will be [...]