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Well Balanced Cardinals Primed For Another Championship

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No Clear Cut Favorite In Baseball Playoffs

By John Ventola

The start of the major league playoffs is only one week away, and a few things have become clear about the forthcoming postseason. All ten of the playoff teams will have a chance at the World Series championship, but each also has weaknesses that can be exploited by the opposition. Like last season, an individual player (in 2014 it was San Francisco Giants pitcher Madison Bumgarner) will probably step up and take his team to the title.  Also, there is a good chance the World Series titlist will come from the National League’s Central Division where the St. Louis Cardinals, Pittsburg Pirates, and Chicago Cubs posted the three best won-loss records in baseball. Continue reading

Pitchers Showing Their Value

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Arms Race

By John Ventola

Major league’s 2014 All Star game is two weeks away and each team is now checking on the over-all condition of its pitching staff. Teams have already played more than half of the grueling 162-game season, and while hitting sometimes determines the ultimate World Series champion, healthy, efficient pitching can, and often does, shut down hot-swinging bats. An old sports cliché, “good pitching will beat good hitting”, is correct more times than not. This year should prove no different. Continue reading