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Al Yellon

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Al Yellon is a Cubs fan. For that, he hopes you will indulge him. He's seen Cubs failures since 1969, including the agonizingly close playoff misses in 1984 and 2003. For that, at least a bit of sympathy is requested. Al runs the SB Nation Cubs blog Bleed Cubbie Blue and is the co-author of Cubs By The Numbers, a look at the fascinating stories behind every Cub who's ever donned a jersey with a number on the back. When he's not writing for Bleed Cubbie Blue or Baseball Nation, you can find him in the left field bleachers at Wrigley Field, where someday, he knows he'll see the Cubs win a World Series. (Yes, really.)

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Holliday back in Cardinals lineup for Game 7

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St. Louis Cardinals left fielder Matt Holliday missed Sunday's NLCS Game 6 with back trouble, and some reports mentioned he looked even worse during the game, and there was speculation he might...

Monday's fun fact

This isn't so much fun if you're a Giants fan: The #Giants are 0-5 all-time in Game 7s; worst Game 7 record in MLB history #NLCS— ESPN Stats & Info (@ESPNStatsInfo) October 22, 2012

Giants on brink of historic comeback

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The San Francisco Giants need win just one more game to do something that has never been done in the history of baseball -- come back in two series in the same season by winning three straight...

Aviles heading to Toronto as Farrell compensation

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John Farrell was under contract to the Toronto Blue Jays as their manager for 2013. The Boston Red Sox wanted him for the same job, and Saturday, hired him. With a year's worth of contract left,...

Giants fans stunned, ecstatic at Game 5 win

The San Francisco Giants, behind lefthander Barry Zito's pitching and hitting mastery, shut out the St. Louis Cardinals 5-0 Friday night to send the NLCS back to San Francisco for Game 6 Sunday. F...

Beltran back in Cardinals lineup for Game 5

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With a possible National League pennant on the line with a victory in Game 5, St. Louis Cardinals manager Mike Matheny has posted this lineup (* indicates lefthanded hitter, # indicates...

Boston negotiating with Toronto for John Farrell

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The Red Sox are looking for a manager. They'd like their former pitching coach back. There's a catch: he's under contract to another team.

Friday's fun fact

Hope for Giants fans everywhere: The Giants have lost consecutive LCS games for 1st time since 1987. Haven't lost 3 straight LCS games since 1971.— ESPN Stats & Info (@ESPNStatsInfo) October...

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