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Chatter Archive: October 2008

  • Live from Fenway

    We're about 2 1/2 hours from first pitch of ALCS Game 3 here at Fenway Park, a rare (but much appreciated) late-afternoon start in October. Published October 13 2008

  • Scaredy-Rays?

    Are the Rays freaked out by the bright lights of the postseason? David Ortiz (and Joe Maddon) think so. Published October 11 2008

  • Like I said...

    Well, I should have known this was coming. Carl Crawford just singled to right to lead off the seventh, dashing Daisuke Matsuzaka's bid for only the second no-hitter in postseason history. Published October 10 2008

  • Dice-K: No hits through 6

    I wouldn't normally do this, and I'm probably jinxing it by saying this, but Daisuke Matsuzaka has yet to surrender a hit through six innings in Game 1 of the ALCS. Published October 10 2008

  • Grieving Phillies win 8-5

    Pretty unbelieveable turn of events here at Citizens Bank Park. Not only did Phillies manager Charlie Manuel's mom die this morning, center fielder Shane Victorino found out after the game his grandmother also died during the day on Friday. Published October 10 2008

  • Live from the Trop

    Good afternoon from dank, dark Tropicana Field, where a most unlikely ALCS gets started in a couple of hours. Published October 10 2008

  • Manuel's mom dies at 87

    Just a quick update from Philadelphia, where Game 2 of the NLCS starts in about 15 minutes: Phillies manager Charlie Manuel's mother, June, died this morning at Roanoke Memorial Hospital at the age of 87. Charlie Manuel will manage today's game, but his status for the rest of the series is unclear. Published October 10 2008

  • Nats in the AZ Fall League

    The Arizona Fall League schedule commences tomorrow, with several Nationals farmhands participating and hoping this experience helps spur them toward a spot on the big-league roster next spring. Published October 6 2008

  • What we've learned

    Two days and six games into the postseason, we can already draw some important conclusions. Published October 3 2008

  • Previewing the Division Series

    The postseason opens today, with no clear-cut favorite but plenty of intriguing storylines to follow. Published October 1 2008