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Johnny Cueto Gets Robbed Of Another Cy Young Award

Another Cy Young voting season passed without any respect for Cincinnati Reds ace Johnny Cueto. The righthander who labors in the extreme hitter-friendliness of Great American Ballpark and now is on a subpar team, just piles up wins, excellent ERAs and a lot of innings. But instead of having the two Cy Youngs that should rightly be in his trophy case, Johnny C only has one first-place vote in his career.

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Dealing The Race Card When It Comes To RG3

It’s time to drop the race card on the table when it comes to the constant drama surrounding Washington Redskins quarterback Robert Griffin III, and moreover it’s time to deal that card from two different decks.

Now that RG3 is back in the Redskin lineup, he’s again facing the latest round of all-out character attacks. Some media reports say those are from within the locker room, and others dispute that, but there’s no question that the Redskins quarterback is under fire for a lot more than just his play. He’s been called a diva, a prima donna, and worse. And I have a hard time separating race from this constant barrage.

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Why I’m Glad The Kansas City Royals Lost The World Series

I have to say something that, in the current American sports media climate makes almost feel like an unpatriotic Communist—in the recently concluded World Series, even though I have no direct rooting interest in either the Kansas City Royals or San Francisco Giants, I rooted for the Giants. There, I said it. I was not enthralled with the alleged Cinderella story that was the Royals, nor did I find them refreshing. Let me explain.

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World Series History: The 9 Best Of The Modern Era

As another World Series gets set to start tonight in Kansas City, where will the matchup of the San Francisco Giants-Kansas City Royals fit in the scope of modern World Series history? Here’s a look back at the top nine Fall Classics in the modern era.

The modern era at TheSportsNotebook, for reasons outlined here, begins in 1975. By way of personal preference, I’m giving a higher value to World Series that were tied after four games, though there are cases of teams coming from 3-1 down to win.

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Why We Should Salute The Baltimore Orioles

A simple rule of sports is that when you get to the postseason, your flaws are going to be exposed. No team is perfect, so whomever wins the World Series will survive in spite of it. But things that could be covered up in the regular season come to light in the heat of postseason competition. It’s true in every sport and it’s what is finally doing in the Baltimore Orioles in this American League Championship Series.


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