WILD CARD RACE

With Leather’s Watch This: Congrats Braves?

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I don’t want to bag on the Atlanta Braves, because I have a lot of friends who are #BARVES fans and I respect their fanfare.

The Wire

SI Celebrates Baltimore’s Two Best Things: The Orioles And ‘The Wire’ Jokes

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Yes, the latest issue of Sports Illustrated will feature a cover story on the (at the time of this post) wildcard-hopeful Orioles and the unlikely sports capital of Bodymore, Murderland.

MLB PLAYOFFS

Meanwhile In Bad Wrigleyville News…

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There’s obviously not going to be a lot of optimism in Chicago this season, as least for the North Siders, as the Chicago Cubs have entered yet another rebuilding season with new manager Dale Sveum, general manager Jed Hoyer and president Theo Epstein.

TAMPA BAY RAYS

Conan O’Brien Must Apologize To Tampa Today

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In case you missed "Conan" on TBS last week, and judging by the ratings you probably did, Conan O’Brien caused a minor stir after he <a href="http://twitter.com/teamcoco">Tweeted</a> the following message to his fellow Boston Red Sox fans: "Remember, Red Sox fans, they still have to live in Tampa.

THE DUGOUT

The Dugout: Greatest Night

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Today at With Leather and across the sports-o-sphere has been a celebration of the "greatest night in baseball history".

TAMPA BAY RAYS

Baseball: Not What You’re Expecting

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Last night was one of the greatest nights in the history of the American League, and maybe baseball itself.

MLB PLAYOFFS

Are You Ready For Some Late January Baseball

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Major League Baseball is taking important steps toward being hockey.

MLB PLAYOFFS

Barry Larkin To Start Sucking Now

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Barry Larkin is heading to the monolith.

PLAYOFFS?

MLB Considers Expanding Playoffs…Again

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Major League Baseball, perhaps saddened by the loss of their marquee teams from this year's World Series (which starts on Wednesday night, for some reason), might be open to expanding their postseason format, according to the new head of the players' union.

TEXAS RANGERS

Cliff Lee Just Outed You In Front Of Your Parents

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Texas Rangers pitcher and Yankee-killing mercenary Cliff Lee <a href="http://sports.yahoo.com/mlb/boxscore?gid=301018110">gave his team a 2-1 lead in the ALCS</a> last night after totally skullf:cking the Yankees high-priced lineup.

TEXAS RANGERS

Hoo Boy That's Gay, Charlie Crist

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Believe it or not, people make fun of Florida a lot, like we're all a bunch of gun-toting, white trash, religious zealot, Tebow-worshiping, orange farmers who don't know the difference between a butterfly ballot and Casey Anthony (Hint - butterfly ballots don't kill babies.

ROY HALLADAY

Roy Halladay Is Good At Baseball

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The Philadelphia Phillies put together a strong opening to their postseason; they scored four runs in the first two innings against a young Cincinnati Reds team.

WORLD SERIES

THAT’S NO WAY TO HAIL A CAB, SIR

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The thing that impressed me about Philadelphia's celebration of the Phillies' second straight NL pennant was that it seemed so exuberant, as if they hadn't even won the World Fuggin' Series the year before.

NEW YORK YANKEES

MARIANO RIVERA IS A SPITTER

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Major League Baseball recently concluded an investigation regarding <a href="http://www.sbnation.com/2009/10/20/1092637/is-mariano-rivera-using-a-spitball">an SB Nation report</a> that Yankees pitcher Mariano Rivera was caught spitting on the baseball during his appearance in Game 3 of the ALCS yesterday.

WNBA

I WANT TO LIKE PLAYOFF BASEBALL…BUT I CAN’T

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Somebody on Twitter this morning alluded to the notion that the MLB playoffs were too good for TBS, which, as far as I know, is the only cable outlet carrying the games.

MLB PLAYOFFS

MLB: INGE’S SHIRT SHOULD’VE REACHED BASE

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The Twins beat the Tigers in that thrilling 12-inning playoff game to decide the AL Central yesterday, but not without controversy.

PHILADELPHIA PHILLIES

BASEBALL IS FINALLY OVER (PHILLY WON)

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Get a room, queers Weather on the Eastern seaboard finally cleared up enough to allow three and a half innings to be played, and the Phillies seized the opportunity to win Game 5 by a score of 4-3, <a href="http://sports.yahoo.com/mlb/recap;_ylt=AqS5_BnKqrINfF8xCkS6Y445nYcB?gid=281027122&prov=ap" target="_blank">securing the World Series title</a> and Philadelphia's first sports championship since 2008, when the Soul won the ArenaBowl.

MLB PLAYOFFS

BASEBALL CANNOT GET ANY GAYER

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The baseball season's seemingly endless trudge to completion slowed to a complete stop last night, as Game 5 was <a href="http://sports.yahoo.com/mlb/news;_ylt=ApzEGxAI0_2gVzlLPDMaxaYRvLYF?slug=ap-worldseries-notebook&prov=ap&type=lgns" target="_blank">halted due to rain</a> during the sixth inning.


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