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Baseball Insider: October 18, 2009 - October 24, 2009

Who Will Be the Phillies' Game 2 Starter?

So, the Philadelphia Phillies want the New York Yankees in the World Series, as I wrote in today's print edition. (An aside, while you click on that link: After 10 1/2 years at The Post, and an estimated 1,200 nights on the road, I'm finding it very strange not to...

By Dave Sheinin  |  October 23, 2009; 9:18 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (4)
 
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In case you missed it...

Two news items that had nothing to do with league championship series raised my eyebrows, the first was the hiring of White Sox Manager Ozzie Guillen to be a Fox studio analyst. The second was the news that former MLBPA head Donald Fehr is being given an $11 million severance package.

By CJ Holley  |  October 22, 2009; 10:25 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (3)
Categories:  Dodgers , Phillies , Playoffs , White Sox  | Tags: MLBPA, Ozzie Guillen, bud selig, chicago white sox, donald fehr, los angeles dodgers, philadelphia phillies, playoffs  
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No spitter from Mo, MLB says

For at least a few hours on Tuesday, before Major League Baseball cleared him of any wrongdoing, Mariano Rivera found himself at the center of a modern controversy, pinned down by accusations on a fan blog and the accompanying evidence of a YouTube video. The video showed Rivera, on the...

By Chico Harlan  |  October 20, 2009; 7:26 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
Categories:  Angels , Yankees  
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In Praise of Cliff Lee

Back in late July, when the Philadelphia Phillies traded for Cliff Lee, I gave the deal a tepid endorsement. On its surface, for what the Phillies gave up relative to what they got back, the deal was "not bad," I wrote. Lee was bound to help them fill out a...

By Dave Sheinin  |  October 19, 2009; 12:15 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (12)
Categories:  Athletics  
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An All-Star Team of Ex-Jocks in Philly

Standing out in the cold and wind at Citizens Bank Park during batting practice prior to tonight's Game 3 of the NLCS, I was struck by the sheer amount of talent gathered around the batting cages. Not the Dodgers and Phillies players, mind you -- I'm talking about the ex-players....

By Dave Sheinin  |  October 18, 2009; 6:24 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
 
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