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Cub Pennant, Code Blue World Series

Sports PhotoBaseball’s two most accursed franchises are about to meet in the World Series. That’ll teach America to have nominated Trump and Clinton to the White House. Complete Story

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Indians Reach World Series on Merritt

Sports PhotoWith only 11 MLB innings on his resume, Ryan Merritt pitched brilliantly, the Indians bullpen did the usual, and Andrew Miller was the series MVP as the Indians bumped the Blue Jays to one side to go to the World Series, says SC’s Jeff Kallman. Complete Story

Bloody Hell — For Jays, Not Indians

Sports PhotoLosing Game 3 starter Trevor Bauer to bleeding through finger stitches from a drone accident just gave the Indians’ bullpen a chance to push the Blue Jays to the brink of an ALCS sweep. Complete Story

“Let Me Wear This Uniform One More Day!”

Sports PhotoThe Red Sox couldn’t grant retiring David Ortiz that wish as the Indians swept their way to the American League Championship Series, says SC’s Jeff Kallman. Complete Story

Jays Sweep Rangers, Odorous Karma?

Sports PhotoSC’s Jeff Kallman marvels that the Ranger who punched Jose Bautista to trigger a season-ending-series brawl in May committed the error that sent the Jays to the AL Championship Series in a sweep. Complete Story

The Running of the Indians’ Bulls

Sports PhotoCleveland Indians manager Terry Francona needed an early stopper in AL Division Series Game 1 — and he had no trouble finding him, says SC’s Jeff Kallman. Complete Story

Giants Send Mets Home Three Bucks Short

Sports PhotoThe wrong slider from Jeurys Familia to Conor Gillaspie (who?!?), Madison Bumgarner allowed to be his own closer (again?), and the National League wild card game sent the Giants to a division series date with the Cubs, says SC’s Jeff Kallman. Complete Story

Showalter’s Vapor Lets Jays Have a Blast

Sports PhotoBuck Showalter didn’t send closer Zach Britton out in a stopper situation Tuesday night, and Toronto’s Edwin Encarnacion made him pay with the Orioles’ season. Complete Story

Wild Cards Dealt on the Final Day

Sports PhotoSC’s Jeff Kallman reviews the season-ending climax of the MLB wild card races and says one more goodbye to Vin Scully. Complete Story

He Knew Baseball Was Supposed to Be Fun

Sports PhotoSC’s Jeff Kallman says the legacy of Jose Fernandez, killed in an accident Sunday, is that baseball and those who play it can’t afford to take themselves too seriously. Complete Story

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