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Philadelphia Phillies Hope History Repeats Itself

Posted by Adrien Griffin Categories: Editorial, MLB, Playoffs,

Philadelphia PhilliesThey did it again. The Philadelphia Phillies are going back to the World Series, and they punched their ticket to The Show by doing the exact same thing they did in 2008 – by beating the Los Angeles Dodgers in five games. The only difference between this year and last is that the Phillies’ opponents in 2009 will not be the star-struck Tampa Bay Rays.

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The Fall Classic is bound to be a classic indeed

Posted by Adrien Griffin Categories: Championship, Editorial, MLB, Playoffs,

Joe TorreWhat could be better for Major League Baseball than this year’s final four? The Los Angeles Dodgers, Los Angeles Angels, Philadelphia Phillies, and New York Yankees continue the road to the World Series begins Thursday night, and regardless of whom defeats whom, fans around the nation stand to win. One of four World Series scenarios awaits, and whichever it may be, it’s guaranteed to be excellent.

Scenario #1: Los Angeles Dodgers vs. Los Angeles Angels. A true ‘Battle of California’. While not very appealing to those on the Eastern Seaboard, there is some anticipation and excitement to be found in the City of Angels. These two teams have a lot to prove, and there would be a lot more at stake than just a set of World Series rings; as any local bandwagon jumper would be sure to buy a hat or two based on who is left standing.

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The 2009 MLB Playoffs Exposed

Posted by Adrien Griffin Categories: Editorial, MLB, Playoffs,

Ryan HowardWith the Minnesota Twins and Detroit Tigers extra-inning division game nail-biter in the books, we now know the eight playoff teams. With that, here’s a Gear Live exclusive detailing exactly what is going to happen in each respective league in the 2009 MLB playoffs. Some may shock you, but it’s all true, so pay attention.

In the National League, the St. Louis Cardinals and their best three-man rotation in baseball, led of course by Chris Carpenter and his near-unanimous “Comeback Player of the Year” award; will make short work of the Los Angeles Dodgers lineup. The St. Louis starters will each flirt with perfection, but L.A. will manage to score three measly runs in the three game series; one per game. Each run will be come via a solo blast by Manny Ramirez, still trying to show the baseball world that he can ruin anything special that baseball has to offer. The other series will be much the same, with the Philadelphia Phillies starting Cliff Lee in three games against the Colorado Rockies, just to see if he can finally prove that he actually is better than Roy Halladay. He’ll win two, but it will take a group effort for Philadelphia to clinch the divisional series.

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Pennant or Wild Card; It’s All the Same

Posted by Adrien Griffin Categories: MLB, Playoffs,

Troy Tulowitzki

With the Colorado Rockies on a tear in the last two weeks, in direct contrast to the sloppy play from the Los Angeles Dodgers, it looks like we might have a pennant race on our hands over in the National League West. Going into their mid-week three game series against each other, the Dodgers held a three game lead over the Coloradans; and after Tuesday night, the gap shrunk thanks to Troy Tulowitzki’s 10th inning walk-off single.

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Jason Bay Headed To Red Sox, Manny Ramirez Shipped To Dodgers

Posted by Milo Taibi Categories: Athletes, Editorial, MLB, Trades,

Jason Bay
In a blockbuster trade, Manny Ramirez has been dealt to the Los Angeles Dodgers, Jason Bay has been traded to the Boston Red Sox and the Pittsburgh Pirates received four top prospects. Dodgers general manager Ned Colletti explained his reasoning.

“We figured we had to do it,” Colletti said. “There was obviously a point in time that you have to make a major decision. We did and we were glad we did it. Hopefully it pays dividends. We’re confident we’ve got one of the best hitters in baseball coming in here—one of the best hitters of his generation from the right side.

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