Found October 26, 2011 on Los Angeles Times:
Watching Mike Napoli's postseason success is a pain for Angels fans. But it was Tony Reagins who traded the hot-hitting catcher. Scioscia might do better to reexamine his approach on the field.Watching Mike Napoli's postseason success is a pain for Angels fans. But it was Tony Reagins who traded the hot-hitting catcher.

Texas Rangers catcher Mike Napoli can't ignore fans' chanting: World Series Chatter

About 50,000 fans yelling "Na-Po-Li" has made an impression on the Texas catcher.

Scioscia says he, ex-Angel Napoli didn't clash

Angels manager Mike Scioscia said Tuesday that personality conflicts with catcher Mike Napoli had nothing to do with the January trade that cost the Angels one of the most powerful hitters in the American League.

Rangers take Series lead

Mike Napoli's two-run double in the eighth inning gave the Rangers a 4-2 win and a 3-2 series lead over the Cardinals.

Napoli hangs tough in Rangers' biggest game

Mike Napoli remained in the game despite snapping his ankle in an attempt to slide towards the inside the of the base.

World Series Game Five: Texas 4, St. Louis 2

One thing: 1. Win: Darren Oliver Mike Napoli. Save: Neftali Feliz Mike Napoli. ...

Elvis Andrus did not give proper help to sliding Mike Napoli at plate in Game 3

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Daily Friar 10.25.11

Another day, another Daily Friar. Mike Napoli is quickly turning into a World Series hero as Texas is now a game from winning. I for one was hoping he would be a Friar last year. Here are some links:   Heath Bell and Chase Headley talk about the front office - Bill Center (UT) "Heath Bell and Chase Headley believe the Padres' philosophy will not significantly change...

Return Of The Penguin

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Rangers One Win From World Series Title

The Texas Rangers are one win away from making history. After winning Game 5 of the 2011 World Series by a final count of 4-2 over the St. Louis Cardinals, the Rangers need one more victory to claim the franchise’s first championship. However, the news isn’t all bad for the Cardinals. Game 6 and Game 7 are both going to be played in St. Louis. In other words, if the Cardinals...

Flotsam and JetsamMiscellaneous thoughts and observations.Just as a reminder - before the season started I predicted that Mike Napoli would have a big season offensively. I predicted that he would do as well or better than Victor Martinez. I did not predict that he would be playing almost into November though... Magicians deal in sleight of hand while comedians deal in sleight of...
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