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  1. MLB - Spirited Royals exit World Series

    Jerry Crasnick

    After taking a tough World Series loss to the Giants in seven games, the Royals have to confront an offseason with questions about whether they can repeat as AL champions, Jerry Crasnick writes.

    Story | Conversation | October 29, 2014
  2. MLB - Royals retreat to familiar territory

    Jerry Crasnick

    After falling behind the Giants three games to two in the World Series, the Royals head back to Kansas City where they hope to rediscover their winning brand of baseball.

    Story | Conversation | October 26, 2014
  3. MLB - Royals turn to Ventura in Game 2

    Jerry Crasnick

    Royals rookie Yordano Ventura looked up to Pedro Martinez as a kid, but now he must tap into some Pedro World Series magic, writes Jerry Crasnick.

    Story | Conversation | October 21, 2014
  4. MLB - "Underdog" World Series Showdown

    Jerry Crasnick

    The Royals and Giants prepare for a World Series matchup that none could predict but all can enjoy, writes Jerry Crasnick.

    Story | Conversation | October 20, 2014
  5. Buck Showalter and Ned Yost will be under intense scrutiny

    Jerry Crasnick

    Although Buck Showalter seems to be everyone's favorite manager these days, Ned Yost might be the most scrutinized.

    Story | Conversation | October 08, 2014
  6. The revival of baseball in the Beltway

    Jerry Crasnick

    With the Orioles and Nationals both going to the postseason, baseball in the Beltway is quickly turning into a hot ticket.

    Story | Conversation | September 22, 2014
  7. Orioles' Buck Showalter and A's Bob Melvin favorites for AL Manag...

    Jerry Crasnick

    Baltimore and Oakland both came from out of nowhere to make the playoffs. Now, Buck Showalter and Bob Melvin are in a close race for AL Manager of the Year.

    Story | Conversation | November 13, 2012
  8. Phil Coke relishing his sudden encounter with fame

    Jerry Crasnick

    Phil Coke is enjoying every minute of his newly found fame in his role as the Tigers' closer.

    Story | Conversation | October 17, 2012
  9. Big, bad Justin Verlander awaits feeble New York Yankees

    Jerry Crasnick

    Justin Verlander, arguably baseball's best pitcher, will pose a huge challenge for Yankees' struggling lineup in Game 3.

    Story | Conversation | October 15, 2012
  10. Resilient Baltimore Orioles stay alive

    Jerry Crasnick

    The Orioles showed their grit by winning yet again in extra innings to force a Game 5 against the Yankees in the ALDS.

    Story | Conversation | October 11, 2012
  11. Young starters hold key to Oakland Athletics' success

    Jerry Crasnick

    The A's need their now all-rookie rotation to be the driving force that pushes them into the postseason.

    Story | Conversation | September 26, 2012
  12. Tigers reveling in their October thrill ride

    Jerry Crasnick

    Three years ago, the Tigers were a total laughingstock. Now they're basking in the glow of their first World Series in 22 years.

    Story | Conversation | October 14, 2006
  13. Rogers continues his age-defying brilliance

    Jerry Crasnick

    On a cold day in Detroit, Kenny Rogers remained hot in the playoffs and carried the Tigers to the cusp of a World Series berth.

    Story | Conversation | October 13, 2006
  14. It's a total team effort for Tigers

    Jerry Crasnick

    Getting production from several different spots in the lineup, the Tigers cruised past the A's in their Game 2 victory.

    Story | Conversation | October 11, 2006
  15. Zito fails to deliver for Oakland

    Jerry Crasnick

    The A's need to get back to playing fundamentally sound baseball, or it's going be a short ALCS.

    Story | Conversation | October 10, 2006
  16. A's dealing with injuries to key players

    Jerry Crasnick

    Besides pitching, hitting and fielding, health is also part of the equation for postseason contenders.

    Story | Conversation | September 21, 2005