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October’s Single Season Best is Hershiser, not Bumgarner

Madison Bumgarner is a good pitcher who has just completed one of the all-time great post-season pitching performances in the history of baseball.  The ace of the San Francisco Giants staff threw over 52-innings while going 4-1 with a microscopic 1.03 ERA this past October. He upped his game even more in the World Series by going 2-0 and hurling a five-inning save in game seven to lead the Giants to their third title in five years.  The Kansas City Royals only managed one run off Bumgarner in … [Read More...]

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World Series Poem

As the World Series shifts from San Fran back to KC, We’re getting close to seeing who the new champion will be.   Can the Giants close it out and take their third trophy in five years? A mini-dynasty would put them in elite company without many peers.   Or will the Royals win and force a game seven on Wednesday? A winner-take-all game against the team by the Frisco bay.   It would be their first in almost three decades of playing ball, And would … [Read More...]

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These Royals Have Similarities to 1987 Minnesota Twins

Every once in awhile a team that isn't supposed to be there, well, gets there.  These Kansas City Royals remind me a little bit of the 1987 Minnesota Twins. Now, before I get into all the similarities, there are plenty of differences, too.  I realize this.  The Twins won all of their home games in the '87 World Series, where the Royals have split the first two games of the series against the San Francisco Giants in their home park.  While the Twins almost swept their way over the Detroit … [Read More...]

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