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Momentum is a myth for playoff-bound teams

Momentum is a myth for playoff-bound teams

CNNSI.com Updated Oct 4, 2012
The Rangers are limping into the postseason. The A's and Tigers couldn't be much hotter. But even with baseball's new October format, Jay Jaffe says a playoff spot is like a parking spot.
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  • Seasoned Verlander eager to resume playoff quest

    Seasoned Verlander eager to resume playoff quest

    MLB.com Oct 4, 2012
    Jim Leyland couldn't have predicted the kind of season that would land the Tigers back in the postseason for a second consecutive year. He could predict the encore of his reigning American League Most Valuable Player Award winner.
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  • Venezuelan Man Is Good At Baseball, BBC Is Shocked To Report

    Venezuelan Man Is Good At Baseball, BBC Is Shocked To Report

    deadspin.com Oct 4, 2012
    The BBC headline (above) describes Miguel Cabrera's triple crown in just about the most British way possible. Despite Venezuelans playing in Major League Baseball since 1939, and Venezuela's finishing ahead of the U.S. in the last World Baseball Classic…
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  • How The Crazy-Ass AL Division Races Unfolded: Visualizing Momen…

    How The Crazy-Ass AL Division Races Unfolded: Visualizing Momentum

    deadspin.com Oct 4, 2012
    The Athletics and the Yankees clinched their respective division titles on the same day, but the paths they took to get there were very different. The A's budget freight train slammed through a Rangers squad that had sat atop the AL West for over 170 co…
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  • Tigers witness Miggy's greatness firsthand

    Tigers witness Miggy's greatness firsthand

    MLB.com Oct 4, 2012
    First baseman Prince Fielder and the rest of the Tigers appreciate having witnessed Miguel Cabrera's historic run to the first Triple Crown in 45 years on Wednesday night.
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  • Crown him: Cabrera is king of native Venezuela

    Crown him: Cabrera is king of native Venezuela

    MLB.com Oct 4, 2012
    In the annals of baseball history in Venezuela, it is Tigers slugger Miguel Cabrera who might be remembered as the greatest hitter to ever come from the country.
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