Found October 28, 2013 on The Outside Corner:
The World Series is now down to a best of three after the Cardinals won Game 3 and the Red Sox won Game 4. Boston's loss in Game 3 could be one that is talked about for ages in Beantown if the team loses the World Series thanks to Mike Napoli sitting on the bench all game. The smallest decisions can end up affecting so much... PIC OF THE DAY Koji Uehara, making memes happen daily. (H. Darr Beiser-USA TODAY Sports) We had a quiet weekend around the Corner, but on Friday we did finish up our offseason positional primers by looking at the top ten left-handed and right-handed relievers along with the top 30 overall players. Also on Friday, Rawlings announced the finalists for the Gold Glove awards (announced on Tuesday), the Nationals hired Matt Williams as their new manager (announcement pending), David Eckstein starred in a viral video as a lawyer, and David Samson of the Marlins thinks the club will make the Postseason in 2014. Well then. Game 5. Tonight. 8 P...
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