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AL Wild Card Game: A’s Look to Rebound

Perhaps this is the best spot for the Oakland Athletics to be in: the “other guys” in a postseason event that’s all about the Kansas City Royals’ first appearance in the dance since 1985. Oakland…


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A’s Hoping For (Ex) Red Sox Magic

Oakland’s postseason roster boasts seven former Boston players Remember Game 4 of the ALDS? Of course you don’t. But you can bet that Jed Lowrie does. The rookie shortstop delivered a series-ending, walk-off single off…




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2013-14 Postseason: Bring your QB

There’s that old adage about bringing your defense to the postseason party. Sure, no one will debate that. Just look at the last three Super Bowl champions – Green Bay, New York and Baltimore all…


MLB Playoff Preview: First Round Analysis

Okay, so the MLB playoff teams are all but set. Of course, you had all of these teams in your preseason picks, didn’t you? No, wait, you had the Toronto Blue Jays, Los Angeles Angels, and Washington Nationals….


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NFL Playoff Blog

We’re Number One! So what? I used to think being a number one seed mattered in the NFL. Maybe it still does. Heck, Atlanta needed all the dome noise it could get last week in…


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2012 Major League Baseball Playoff Preview

We’ve reached October after a thrilling regular season, and now will bear witness to baseball’s new 10-team playoff format, beginning with two one-game Wild Card playoff games leading into the Division Series. Here is a…


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Who are the AL Wild Card favorites?

Who will break the playoff barrier this year? With roughly 40 games to go, it’s time to break down which teams on the American League bubble of the new 5-team field will join the postseason…