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Phils add Bowa to staff; D-backs fire Nagy, Sax

Phils add Bowa to staff; D-backs fire Nagy, Sax

CNNSI.com MLB.com ESPN.com Updated Oct 8, 2013
PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- Linked together in one of the worst trades in franchise history, Larry Bowa and Ryne Sandberg now will be working in the same dugout trying to restore the Philadelphia Phillies' winning ways.
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  • Yasiel Puig destroys TBS camera in latest splashy celebration f…

    Yasiel Puig destroys TBS camera in latest splashy celebration from the Dodgers

    yahoo.com Oct 8, 2013
    The Los Angeles Dodgers sure know how to make a splash in their celebrations. First it was "poolgate" — the Dodgers pool party in Arizona after winning the NL West. Then on Monday night, when the Dodgers closed out their NLDS series with the A…
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  • Predictable formula cost Atlanta latest series

    Predictable formula cost Atlanta latest series

    MLB.com Oct 8, 2013
    At the very least, the Braves were supposed to spend Tuesday afternoon working out at Turner Field along the way to a decisive Game 5 at home Wednesday night in the National League Division Series. Instead, it happened ... again.
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  • What Did Craig Kimbrel Say To His Bullpen Coach? We Asked A Lip…

    What Did Craig Kimbrel Say To His Bullpen Coach? We Asked A Lipreader

    deadspin.com yahoo.com Oct 8, 2013
    Much criticism has landed on Braves manager Fredi Gonzalez since the Braves' miserable exit last night from the National League playoffs. Atlanta closer Craig Kimbrel, the game's best reliever, was warm and ready in the bullpen, but Gonzalez says he nev…
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  • Report: Braves players shunned Chipper Jones after he picked Do…

    Report: Braves players shunned Chipper Jones after he picked Dodgers to win NLDS

    The 2013 season of the Atlanta Braves ended Monday night with a disappointing loss to the Los Angeles Dodgers in Game 4 of the NLDS. We'll remember the 2013 Braves for a number of things, and their NL East title and 96-66 record might actually be second…
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  • Free agency probably splits Brian McCann and Braves

    Free agency probably splits Brian McCann and Braves

    yahoo.com Oct 8, 2013
    If Game 4 of the NLDS was the last for Brian McCann as a member of the Atlanta Braves, it was a rough way to go out. McCann struck out four times Monday night, finishing 0 for 13 in the series, and the Los Angeles Dodgers eliminated the Braves 4-3 after…
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  • He cares: Sandy Koufax embraces Clayton Kershaw after Dodgers a…

    He cares: Sandy Koufax embraces Clayton Kershaw after Dodgers advance against Braves

    yahoo.com Oct 8, 2013
    Everybody knows that Los Angeles Dodgers legend Sandy Koufax does not care he was mentioned in the movie "The Big Lebowski." So what does he care about? He cares that the Dodgers were able to beat the Atlanta Braves on Monday night to advance …
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  • Ownership marvels at how far Dodgers have come

    Ownership marvels at how far Dodgers have come

    A couple of key members of the ownership group converged in a happy home clubhouse at Dodger Stadium following the Dodgers' series-clinching 4-3 win over the Atlanta Braves on Monday.
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  • Julio Jones Goes Down, the Falcons Are Out

    Julio Jones Goes Down, the Falcons Are Out

    grantland.com Oct 8, 2013
    The good news for Atlanta sports fans is that there's nothing left to pin your hopes on for a while. It's been a gruesome 24-hour period: The Braves w...
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