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HOF Ballot: The Holdovers

Sports PhotoSC’s Jeff Kallman wraps his series on the baseball writers’ Hall of Fame ballot, including his thought as to why at least one of the holdovers has a good chance of making it into the Hall of Fame this time. Complete Story

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HOF Ballot: The Rest of the Newcomers

Sports PhotoPicking the HOF worthies from among the newcomers is both a challenge and a lot of fun, at least until you run into the ones you knew were good, even great, but not HOF great. Only Billy Wagner among the rest of the ballot newcomers belongs in the Hall. Complete Story

Junior, Trevor Time Lead HOF Ballot

Sports PhotoSC’s Jeff Kallman begins breaking down the BBWAA’s Hall of Fame ballot, beginning with two who should be shoo-ins — Ken Griffey, Jr. and Trevor Hoffman. Complete Story

World Series: Crowned Royals, Drowned Mets

Sports PhotoThis time, the Kansas City Royals’ relentlessness paid off big — they’re the champions of baseball, with a little too much help from the errant New York Mets. Complete Story

World Series: Thor’s Hammer From Brushback Mountain

Sports PhotoNew York’s Noah Syndergaard sent the Royals a Game 3-opening message about getting too comfy at the plate and the Mets made the World Series competitive again. Complete Story

Why the Royals Wanted the Mets, And Why It’s Working

Sports PhotoLooking back to the Nintendo game Megaman, SC’s Louie Centanni discusses why the New York Mets’ big arms are not as much of an advantage over the KC Royals as they were in Los Angeles and Chicago. Complete Story

World Series: Crazyball

Sports PhotoA game-opening inside-the-park homer, a game-ending sacrifice fly, and a lot of slightly insane baseball in between as the Royals beat the Mets to open the World Series, says SC’s Jeff Kallman. Complete Story

ALCS: Royals Win Pennant on the Run

Sports PhotoLorenzo Cain joined Enos Slaughter in mad dash lore to win the pennant for the Kansas City Royals, says SC’s Jeff Kallman. They now face the Mets in the World Series. Complete Story

NLCS: No Cubs Curses, Too Much Mets

Sports PhotoThe Mets finished sweeping the Cubs for the National League pennant, but this time there are reasons to be optimistic in Wrigleyville, says SC’s Jeff Kallman. Complete Story

NLCS: The Cubs, Ahead to the Past?

Sports PhotoOn the day Back to the Future predicted they’d win the World Series, the Chicago Cubs face possible postseason elimination instead, says SC’s Jeff Kallman. Complete Story

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