Author Archives for Rick Green

Instant Reax: Giants control Series after Game 1 win

   October 22, 2014 12:48 am    0

All that hype about the Royals, their streaks, home-field advantage and the way they play?   Throw it out the window.   Madison Bumgarner and the San Francisco Giants control this series. The Game 1 winner has gone on to win 15 of the last 17 World Series.   Hunter Pence started the Giants off…

 

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The stat that matters for tonight’s World Series game

   October 21, 2014 5:30 pm    0

We went through the streaks of the Royals heading into the World Series.   Now, here’s a look at what the Giants have done:   They have won 15 of their last 17 postseason games. That streak includes seven of their last eight on the road. The Giants have won their last seven postseason openers….

 

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Vote now: Giants or Royals? Who will win the Series?

   October 21, 2014 3:03 pm    0

Royals and Giants.   This has all the makings of a good World Series.   Things begin tonight with “Big Game” James Shields on the mound for the Royals against Giants ace Madison Bumgarner.   Edge? Judging from what Bumgarner as done, it’s easy to pick him.   However, the Royals keep proving people wrong….

 

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MLB thanks fans for incredible season (video)

   October 21, 2014 2:55 pm    0

It was a fantastic regular season for baseball. And it got even better during the playoffs. Now, before the start of the World Series, MLB says, thank you, to the fans. Your browser does not support iframes. Can’t wait ’til first pitch. — Rick Green

 

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We’re going streaking: Royals ride wave into Series

   October 20, 2014 4:20 pm    0

Can the Royals be stopped? Two weeks ago, if you would have asked someone that question, you would have been laughed at. Today, it’s not so insane. The Royals are streaking going into the playoffs, which easily brings to mind Will Ferrell in “Old School.” Take a look at what they’ve done: Kansas City is…

 

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Flashback: Schilling’s Bloody Sock Game turns 10 (video)

   October 19, 2014 6:12 pm    0

It’s time once again to go back in time.   Ten years ago, it was Curt Schilling turning in one memorable performance that was known as the Bloody Sock Game.   It was Game 6 of the ALCS and Schilling was on the mound againstĀ  the Yankees. Boston was on the way back from an…

 

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Pirates plan to make $15.3 qualifying offer to Russell Martin

   October 19, 2014 8:46 am    0

Russell Martin will soon get paid.   The question is: Who will pay him and how much?   It seems that $15.3 million might be the starting line.   CBSsports.com’s Jon Heyman reported that the Pirates plan to give Martin a $15.3 million qualifying offer.   And, by doing that, the Pirates would get a…

 

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Pirates to raise season-ticket prices

   October 18, 2014 1:07 pm    0

It’ll cost you more to purchase season tickets for the Pittsburgh Pirates next season.   Prices will go up 9.1 percent. The average ticket will cost $19.99.   The Atlanta Braves, San Diego Padres and Arizona Diamondbacks had lower average ticket prices in 2014, according to Team Marketing Report data.   In addition, the Pittsburgh…

 

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Flashback: It’s been 35 years since Stargell’s home run in 1979 Series (video)

   October 17, 2014 11:31 am    0

 

 

 

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Storied bleacher seats at Wrigley bite the dust

   October 17, 2014 9:21 am    0

  There they go.   The demolition of the famous bleacher seats from Wrigley Field have started, and it’s a sight for sore eyes.   The work is part of a four-year project that will cost $575 million.   Sometimes, history takes a back seat to comforts.   — Rick Green

 

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