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ALCS, NLCS Preview from the perspective of a baseball

There will be baseballs hit into the stands and there will be baseballs that never touch a bat because the pitcher so wills it. Some things about baseball will never change, but these baseballs and the teams that hit the most of them will certainly be remembered for years to come.
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I want to be Roy Halladay

I wanted to be Roy Halladay. From the hand over the head windup to the arsenal of nasty pitches, from the work ethic to the care for the greater community. That’s why the sudden passing of star right-hander Roy “Doc” Halladay, who died in a plane crash on Tuesday at
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Express Yourself

Run It Back

This past weekend, Major League Baseball and its Players Association held their inaugural “Players Weekend,” a three-day stretch that allowed the game’s players to break the usual limitations on gear and accessories and deck themselves out in whatever manner their hearts desired. Instead of sticking with the traditional last name
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2 former Bears excelling in minor leagues

Second-round selection Brett Cumberland has been the sole proprietor of media attention this season attention among the alumni of Cal baseball in the minor leagues, but former teammates Robbie Tenerowicz and Ryan Mason have quietly put together strong individual seasons and are on the verge of moving on up. Tenerowicz,
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Brett Cumberland moving up minor ranks

Last year was a roller coaster ride for Brett Cumberland. The sophomore sensation put together a stellar season at the plate in his final year with the Bears, which culminated in the Atlanta Braves selecting him with the 76th overall pick but immediately slumped at the plate in his transition
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Where do the Giants go from here?

While having a top-five pick at next year’s draft would be a nice consolation prize, San Francisco’s situation isn’t exactly the baseball version of the San Antonio Spurs drafting Tim Duncan: even if the Giants net the No. 1 pick, the team’s current core will be well into their thirties by the time he arrives to the show and the championship window will have effectively closed.
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