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The 1954 American League MVP

Sports PhotoIt seems like there’s an MVP controversy in Major League Baseball almost every year. SC’s Brad Oremland looks back at the extraordinary performances in the 1954 American League, including two of the greatest outfielders of all-time. Complete Story

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Courage, Diligence, Wit, Grace

Sports PhotoSC’s Jeff Kallman mourns the death of former umpire Steve Palermo, who overcame temporary waist-down paralysis after being shot trying to help two women attacked in a restaurant lot to become MLB’s supervisor of umpires. Complete Story

One Night in AAA Ball

Sports PhotoSC’s Jeff Kallman enjoyed a ball game between the AAA Las Vegas 51s (Mets) and Omaha Storm Chasers (Royals) Saturday — even if a bullpen implosion wrecked the 51s after a solid pitching duel. Complete Story

Citi Field’s Animal House

Sports PhotoOr, says SC’s Jeff Kallman, in light of Matt Harvey’s suspension and a few more from the blundering herd, the wreck of the Mets. Complete Story

Now the Red Sox Look Like Plain Idiots

Sports PhotoThirteen years ago, a fun-loving Red Sox team en route a staggering World Series triumph called themselves the Idiots, playfully. This week, says SC’s Jeff Kallman, the Red Sox and a few of their fans made both look like plain idiots. Complete Story

Noah’s Bark Should Have Gotten a Mets Bite

Sports Photo… and the Mets — not to mention every team in baseball — need to smarten up about handling injuries … and pitching. Complete Story

From Gnats to Crazed Hornets

Sports PhotoAnthony Rendon’s 6-for-6 helped Washington — whom the Mets treated like Gnats in the first two games of the weekend set — turn into crazed hornets in a 23-5 Sunday stinging, says SC’s Jeff Kallman. Complete Story

Machado, Pedroia, and Respect Won and Lost

Sports PhotoRed Sox pitcher Matt Barnes got a four-game suspension for throwing at Manny Machado’s head Sunday — two nights after Machado slid hard but clean into Dustin Pedroia, who took no offense. SC’s Jeff Kallman says Barnes got off light and the Orioles’ restraint should be emulated. Complete Story

Now the Giants Are Truly Bummed

Sports PhotoThe thing is, with Madison Bumgarner gone for six to eight weeks with a shoulder injury from a dirt bike crash, what will they miss more … his arm, or his bat? Complete Story

Flag Night Banner Night For Cubs

Sports PhotoA rain delay to open the World Series flag festivities, then Anthony Rizzo — who snared the Series-winning out in November  driving in the game-winning run. Says SC’s Jeff Kallman … it figures. Complete Story

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