|Regrets? He has none. In the end, it couldn't be simpler than that. Vin Scully said he's prepared to go happily into the next chapter of his life.
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|This isn't the team the Texas Rangers believed they would have. In these closing weeks, their lineup frequently has included five or six players who weren't on the Opening Day roster and three who weren't even in the organization. That's why this American League West championship might be the sweetest of them all.
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|Art Howe spent 33 years as a player, scout, coach and manager in the Major Leagues, and was able to take part in the postseason seven times. He reflects on those experiences in this week's Q&A.
|Nothing personal. But the Cardinals should know that it doesn't matter that the Cubs clinched the National League Central title a week ago. There will be two teams trying their hardest to win games at Wrigley Field this weekend.
|Ten days left to grab one of 10 postseason spots. It's going to take TENaciousness and atTENtion to detail for a team to get through this TENder situation and meet its true poTENtial.
|Vin Scully's legacy may be his calls of huge, dramatic moments -- Hank Aaron's 715th home run, Sandy Koufax's perfect game, Kirk Gibson's World Series moment.
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|The Yankees limped out of Fenway Park late Sunday night, stunned in four games by the streaking Red Sox, and with three of their key players hurt.
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|This is as good as it gets. Isn't that the bottom line about what's happening right now? Every pitch matters for the nine teams -- yes, nine -- bunched together fighting for four Wild Card postseason berths. One bad inning could push a season to the brink. Mistakes are magnified.
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|When the Red Sox departed Oriole Park at Camden Yards late Thursday evening and boarded the buses that would take them to the airport for their charter flight to St. Petersburg, there was no denying that these four games had completely rewritten the scripts for both clubs. Now everything is going Boston's way.
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|The moment is permanently etched in Rockies right-hander Jon Gray's memory. Winless in 11 big league starts, having allowed 11 earned runs in 8 2/3 innings in his first two starts this season, Gray began start No. 3 by giving up back-to-back singles to Jon Jay and Wil Myers in San Diego to open the bottom of the first inning May 2, and Matt Kemp doubled them home.
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|The Orioles looked for starting pitching all offseason. They looked for starting pitching in the weeks and days leading up to the non-waiver Trade Deadline. With the start of the postseason looming in less than two weeks, they're looking for -- all together now -- starting pitching.
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|Trevor Hoffman popped out of the Great Britain dugout on Thursday wearing his familiar No. 51, but set on a sea of navy blue donned by the British during this World Baseball Classic qualifier at MCU Park.
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|Joe Torre remembers that morning as vividly as every other American. He was manager of the Yankees, and his club had been rained out the day before.
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|The Wild Card, once derided as a mere gimmick, has now become an indispensable part of baseball's September landscape.
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|Cardinals right-hander Adam Wainwright was smiling. He's feeling good, finally.
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|With each day that passes, the end comes more sharply into focus. The Red Sox have 11 regular-season games remaining, which means that's how many David Ortiz has left in his exemplary career.
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|Paul Molitor is a member of an elite group, one of just 217 players who have been inducted into the National Baseball Hall of Fame. And he's still a member of a much smaller subset of that group: Hall of Famers who have managed a Major League team. There have been 63 of them, but most achieved this feat in the era before World War II.
|His morning proctology examination was not the most uncomfortable part of Paul Hoynes' day, which tells you what kind of day Tuesday was.
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|Gary Sanchez may not know much about Willie McCovey. But between now and November, he's sure to learn a lot.
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|Jorge De La Rosa was a 10-year baseball journeyman, who spent the bulk of his time bouncing around in the Minor Leagues with the D-backs, Red Sox, Brewers and Royals, when the Rockies decided to give him a shot. In spring 2008, Colorado acquired him from Kansas City to complete a trade for Ramon Ramirez.
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|Sure, we're all caught up in the records -- the win-loss ledgers that are going to determine the October dance cards and seeding.
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|Hall of Fame shortstop Barry Larkin is back at it as manager of Team Brazil. It's his second time around, and in November 2012, his team survived the World Baseball Classic qualifying bracket in Panama City, Panama, only to be eliminated six months later after losing all three 2013 WBC games in Pool A in Fukuoka, Japan.
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|The Cleveland Indians are in a tough spot. No sugarcoating this part of the deal. To lose both Carlos Carrasco and Danny Salazar -- two of their top three starting pitchers -- is the kind of misfortune that can derail a magical season.
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|So here are the St. Louis Cardinals with a starting lineup on Monday night against the Rockies that included five players who have spent time on the disabled list this year and a DL that still includes left fielder Matt Holliday, who hit third on Opening Day.
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|They were coming off a four-game sweep of the Yankees, their ancient rivals, all but knocking them out of the race. That alone would have been enough to make the first-place Red Sox vulnerable to an emotional hangover once the adrenaline wore off.
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|As legacies go, Vin Scully's couldn't be simpler. First, he made broadcasting a baseball game an art form. Others have done this job well -- Russ Hodges and Red Barber, Jack Buck and Ernie Harwell. Scully admires many of them and has emulated some of them.
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|Jerry Weinstein is an admitted baseball lifer, always looking for a new challenge, even as he nears his 74th birthday.
|As good as baseball gets. That's how the Cubs have operated for more than 400 days now, with no end in sight. When they clinched the National League Central title on Thursday night after the Cardinals lost to the Giants, it was a pinch-me moment for the adoring fans who packed Wrigley Field, even if it was more anticlimactic than dramatic.
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|While any number of factors -- many of them unforeseen -- wind up deciding both the October field and its ultimate result, it is only natural that our first order of business in assessing the postseason picture is to hone in on the rotations.
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|Whenever his final season ends, and David Ortiz hopes that won't be until the leaves turn in New England to hues of red and gold, the hope is that it will be punctuated with his fourth Red Sox World Series ring.
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