Happy Birthday, Yogi Berra! If you’re a baseball fan you know Yogi’s name. Hall of Fame catcher for the Yankees, 13 World Series rings, 15 times an All-Star, manager of both the Yankees and the Mets and winner of a Series with each. I’ve never heard anyone say a bad word about the man, either. …

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Game Seven of the World Series

There’s no more dramatic phrase in sports, as far as I’m concerned. I’ve said so before and I’ll say it again: Game Seven is evocative of heroics on the field in do-or-die circumstances: Bill Mazeroski and Joe Carter’s home runs, Sid Bream’s slide, Carlos Beltran’s strikeout, Luis Gonzalez’s dribbler…so many instances of melodrama. The Royals …

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Oh, no, not THEM!

There can be little more disheartening for a Dodgers fan than to see the hated Giants go to the World Series. That’s what is happening as of Tuesday next, though. I will be rooting very hard for the Royals to wipe the floor with the orange-and-black team.