I’m not sure, back when the MLB postseason began in early October, that many people would have tabbed the Giants and Rangers to meet in the 106th World Series.

World Championship Series

By the middle of next week, the Texas Rangers will be hoisting this - the world's most hideous trophy

But that’s what we have. While the pitching staffs have a big name or two, not many position players in this Fall Classic are household names outside their teams’ cities. And there is little doubt that the Texas Rangers will win their first-ever World Series. Here are three main reasons why. (more…)

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This past Saturday was the 17th anniversary of one of, if not THE, most exciting sports moments in the history of Canada – Joe Carter’s walk-off home run that won the 1993 World Series for the Toronto Blue Jays.

Joe Carter

Joe Carter has just hit the second walk-off home run in World Series history

I will never, ever forget Joe’s moment. His single swing of the bat made the Jays back-to-back world champions. That’s something only a handful of MLB teams have done before or since. It was a magical time for me and all Canadian baseball fans. (more…)

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The ALCS and NLCS are turning out to be, if Texas and San Francisco each win one more game, startling.

Rangers Ballpark at Arlington

With one more Rangers' win, Rangers Ballpark at Arlington will host its first World Series

I cannot say, to even a small degree, that I saw this one coming. We all understand that if the Phillies win three straight and the Yankees two straight, the World Series will feature the two best teams in baseball. All will be right in the world. But if Texas and San Francisco can each win just one more game, we’re going to see a World Series match-up that we’ve never seen before. And we’ll have a World Series champion that has never won it all, or hasn’t won since 1954 (as the New York Giants). (more…)

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All right, baseball fans, the NLCS and ALCS are poised to throw their first pitches as the path to the World Series continues.

Roy Halladay

In the NLDS, Roy Halladay dominated the Cincinnati Reds by not allowing them a hit

And these two LCS series, more than any other in recent memory, feature pitching match-ups that are a dream for baseball purists. The Phillies may have the three best starters with which any team has ever entered the postseason. And the Yankees are not far behind. That should make for some great LCS games…and two very deserving teams heading to the World Series. (more…)

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Exactly fifty years ago today, on Thursday, October 13, 1960, that the World Series saw its most exciting and dramatic finish ever.

Bill Mazeroski

Pirates' Bill Mazeroski reaches home after hitting the first-ever, game-ending home run in World Series history

Pittsburgh Pirates’ third baseman Bill Mazeroski reached out and poked a Bill Terry pitch high over the leftfield wall at Forbes Field. Maz’ homer ended the World Series – the first time the Fall Classic had ended with a walk-off home run. And it’s only happened once since. Joe Carter fans may remember that one. And remembering Mazeroski’s homer reminds us why there is nothing like the spectacle of sport. (more…)

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