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  1. Happy b-day: Carlton Fisk, Chris Chambliss

    David Schoenfield

    Carlton Fisk turns 67 today and Chris Chambliss turns 66. They hit two of the most memorable home runs in postseason history, Fisk's Game 6 home run in the World Series in 1975 and Chambliss' pennant-clincher in 1976. Baseball attendance had st...

    Blog | December 26, 2014
  2. Path to the playoffs: NL West

    David Schoenfield

    The National League West had the worst out-of-division record in the majors in 2014 -- its teams were 32 games under .500 -- but the Giants won the World Series. So it was certainly baseball's best worst division. Or something. Attempting to match...

    Blog | December 19, 2014
  3. Best World Series performance ever?

    David Schoenfield

    Here's my 10 best World Series performances by a pitcher, listed chronologically -- emphasis on body of work for the entire series, not just one great game (like Jack Morris). I'll let you debate whether Madison Bumgarner had the best one ever. It's ...

    Blog | October 30, 2014
  4. Bumgarner's legend grows: Giants win it all

    David Schoenfield

    We got our classic Game 7. We got a heroic performance for the ages. It was the postseason of Madison Bumgarner, it was the World Series of Madison Bumgarner and it was his relief performance in Game 7 -- five scoreless innings -- that clinched the t...

    Blog | October 29, 2014
  5. Chat wrap: World Series plus stuff

    David Schoenfield

    Click here to check out the World Series Game 7 chat preview. Plus some talk on Mookie Betts and other players....

    Blog | October 29, 2014
  6. Ranking all 36 World Series Game 7s

    David Schoenfield

    "Tonight was their night. Game 7 of the World Series is a gift. It's special" @HunterPence #SFGiants pic.twitter.com/bp8ZE37htq- #OctoberTogether (@SFGiants) October 29, 2014 Eric Hosmer: "Game 7. You don't need a he...

    Blog | October 29, 2014
  7. Baseball gods order up a Game 7

    David Schoenfield

    The bottom of the second inning of Game 6 lasted 33 minutes and 41 pitches and somewhere between an eternity if you're a San Francisco Giants fan and perfection if you're a Kansas City Royals fan. In this World Series that has been more entertaining ...

    Blog | October 29, 2014
  8. Matchup: Peavy versus Ventura

    David Schoenfield

    We've had just one seven-game World Series out of the previous 11 -- that was in 2011, when the Cardinals beat the Rangers in that classic Game 6 and then won Game 7 -- so here's hoping this one goes the distance. Jake Peavy and Yordano Ventura sq...

    Blog | October 28, 2014
  9. Random thoughts before Game 5

    David Schoenfield

    After losing Game 4, Royals manager Ned Yost uttered what has to be the quote of the World Series: "Oh, man, somewhwere inside of me, secretly, I had hoped that it would go seven games for the excitement and the thrill of it." I mean, I appreciate...

    Blog | October 26, 2014
  10. Matchup: Shields versus Bumgarner

    David Schoenfield

    The season is down to a best-of-three scenario, and we get our first pitching rematch of the World Series with James Shields going up against Madison Bumgarner. The Giants will be the favorite in Game 5 considering Shields hasn't pitched well in the ...

    Blog | October 26, 2014
  11. Random thoughts before Game 3

    David Schoenfield

    Some bullet points as we get ready for the all-important Game 3. When the World Series is tied 1-1, the Game 3 winner goes on to win 71 percent of the time. Royals manager Ned Yost did what myself and others speculated, inserting Jarrod Dyson i...

    Blog | October 24, 2014
  12. Matchup: Guthrie versus Hudson

    David Schoenfield

    Game 3's starting pitchers is a battle of two veteran right-handers, Jeremy Guthrie of the Royals and Tim Hudson of the Giants. Jerry Crasnick writes on Hudson, who will be making his first World Series start of his long and distinguished career: He ...

    Blog | October 24, 2014
  13. World Series: What they're saying

    David Schoenfield

    The consensus after Game 2 of the World Series: Bruce Bochy messed up the sixth inning, whether it was leaving in Jake Peavy too long or using the wrong relievers. Criticizing the manager has always been part of postseason lore, but in the age of Twi...

    Blog | October 23, 2014
  14. Time for Royals to start Jarrod Dyson

    David Schoenfield

    With the World Series moving to San Francisco for Game 3 on Friday, Kansas City manager Ned Yost will have to get out of his comfort zone. He'll lose his designated hitter, which means he won't be able to use the same lineup he has run out there 17 g...

    Blog | October 23, 2014
  15. Matchup: Peavy versus Ventura

    David Schoenfield

    Game 2 of the World Series features an intriguing matchup of 33-year-old Jake Peavy of the Giants against 23-year-old rookie Yordano Ventura of the Royals. Peavy was once a hard-throwing youngster like Ventura; now he's the crafty veteran who throws ...

    Blog | October 22, 2014
  16. Matchup: Bumgarner versus Shields

    David Schoenfield

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- Jerry Crasnick previews Game 1 of the World Series here, Jonah Keri and Ben Lindbergh of Grantland have five keys for each team here and Buster Olney writes about the importance of Madison Bumgarner holding on Royals baserunners h...

    Blog | October 21, 2014