I’m a little ambivalent about this World Series. I love a good underdog story, and there are no two franchises more under-doggy than the Cleveland Indians and the Chicago Cubs. Their heydays were early in the 20th century, the Cubs in the first decade or so, and the Indians as soon as they stole Tris Speaker from the Red Sox.
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Late-season rentals are nothing new. Dave Kingman played for four teams in 1977.Read more
Ever since trading became a thing, teams have tried to improve their club in an effort to make the postseason, or win the postseason.Read more
Another trade deadline in the books means another opportunity to GMs for moves that probably won’t mean all that much come October. Besides, anything that takes a swipe at the game’s widespread nepotism can’t be all bad.Read more
After a few weeks of fat shaming, Pablo Sandoval announced Monday that he had turned over a new leaf and was making an important change in his diet.Read more
Despite seven playoff appearances from 1976 to ’85, no team in Royals history had been able to make back-to-back World Series appearances before Ned Yost’s club turned that particular trick the past two seasons.Read more