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Looking back at a wild ALDS for the Toronto Blue Jays

On Wednesday night the Toronto Blue Jays beat the Texas Rangers in Game 5 of the ALDS, becoming just the third team in MLB history to come back from two games down in the first round of the playoffs. The tumultuous conclusion to the series, capped by Jose Bautista’s spine-tingling three run home run, is… Keep Reading

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MLB Superlatives

1. Most likely to inject the blood of Zeus into his ACL at the Fall Solstice… Marcus Stroman 2. Most likely to actually be Zeus… LaTroy Hawkins   3. Most likely to bring a roast boar into the batter’s box… Evan Gattis 4. Most likely to be a baseball… Bartolo Colon 5. Most likely to get… Keep Reading

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10 Things: Defunct sports franchises

1) Montreal Expos The Montreal Expos, named after the Expo ’67 World's Fair, began play in 1969 as the first Major League Baseball franchise outside the United States. After posting 10 straight losing seasons, the Expos enjoyed moderate success in the early ’80s and the early ’90s, capped by their league-leading record in the strike-shortened… Keep Reading

Josh Donaldson and Mike Trout fight
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Point Counterpoint: AL MVP Debate

The AL MVP debate has the Tribune Sports baseball experts charged up. Adrian Knowler thinks Josh Donaldson has the award locked down, but Sason Ross is not ready to count defending MVP Mike Trout out of the conversation. Click each perspective to read more Josh Donaldson Adrian Knowler At this time last year, the American… Keep Reading

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Noah Syndergaard’s MLB debut in perspective

New York Mets top prospect Noah Syndergaard made his highly anticipated Major League debut last Tuesday night in Chicago, coming away with a loss. The former Blue Jays prospect’s devastating potential and lack of experience was clear during his debut. He held the Chicago Cubs scoreless through five innings, demonstrating blazing speed on his fastball… Keep Reading

Changing the game: Spicing up Major League Baseball

With MLB’s attendance levels and television ratings on the decline, baseball’s new commissioner Rob Manfred has unveiled a controversial set of rule changes intended to speed up the pace of play and broaden the appeal of America’s pastime. The Tribune Sports section weighs in. Not-so-sweet relief t’s happening more and more every season, and it… Keep Reading

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