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Takeaways From the Cubs/Dodgers Series

Sports PhotoThe best parts of the end of the baseball season are the series between contending rivals, and we got that kind of treat this past weekend, when the Chicago Cubs and L.A. Dodgers squared off in a three-game series. So what did we learn from the series? Complete Story

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A Testy September Looms For Nats

Sports PhotoWith the (surprising) Mets holding tight to the NL East lead, SC's Jeff Kallman watches the Nationals and wonders if they'll regroup or regress the rest of the stretch. Complete Story

The Race for NL Rookie of the Year

Sports PhotoSC's Louie Centanni takes a look at the battle for NL Rookie of the Year. With several surprising rookies playing at a high level, he discusses why Kris Bryant is the prettiest girl at the prom in the eyes of voters, but may not be that way for long. Complete Story

Are Blue Jays the MLB’s Best Team?

Sports PhotoThe Toronto Blue Jays are rolling and looking towards the postseason for the first time since 1993. The acquisitions at the trade deadline have quickly put the Blue Jays to the top of the AL discussion and now have arguably one of the game’s top aces, as well as the best lineup. Complete Story

Don't Buck the Trend

Sports PhotoSometimes a baseball clubhouse needs a jolt to trend in the right direction. The Toronto Blue Jays seem to have done that. SC's Jonathan Lowe explains why this could lead to the continued “trending.” Complete Story

Ill-placed Ill Will Around an Ill Pitcher?

Sports PhotoSC’s Jeff Kallman says the atmosphere surrounding C.J. Wilson’s apparent season-ending elbow surgery, after the left-hander tried to pitch through it, speaks even further against the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim as a dysfunctional team and organization. Complete Story

No Royals v. NL After All, But…

Sports PhotoThe all-star ballot-box stuffers for the Royals didn’t really prevail, after all, but SC’s Jeff Kallman still finds plenty enough amiss in the All-Star Game picture. Complete Story

Essentially, Sandberg Fired the Phillies

Sports PhotoRyne Sandberg stunned baseball by resigning last Friday … but SC’s Jeff Kallman thinks the Hall of Fame second baseman-turned-skipper really fired a team that quit on him top to bottom. Complete Story

Closing the (Note)Book on Rose at Last?

Sports PhotoSC’s Jeff Kallman says unearthed notebook entries recording Pete Rose’s bets on baseball while he was still a player all but seal Charlie Hustler’s fate once and for all. Complete Story

All-Star Vote Broken? Here’s a Repair

Sports PhotoSince SC’s Jeff Kallman shot his big yap off about the Kansas City Royal stuff, he figures the least he could do is propose a fix — er, repair, to the voting system. Complete Story

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