The Orioles run out of magic bullpen beans and drop the first ALDS showdown with their division rivals.
What matchups should you watch out for when the Yankees take on the Orioles this evening?
The Orioles and Yankees are about to face off in October for the first time since 1996. Who has the upper hand?
When you’re cheering at full volume, it’s easy to see October baseball as good vs. evil, but there’s plenty of humanity on both sides.
Ben and Sam revisit their discussion from last week on aces in October, talk about the new old Ichiro, and tell you more than you need to know about Orioles starter Steve Johnson.
Melky Mesa rides an emotional rollercoaster and lives to tell the tale.
Is there a scenario where it might make sense for a team not to try to win a playoff game?
Ben and Sam discuss the Orioles’ exciting 14-inning victory over Tampa Bay, then break down Rafael Soriano’s season and his upcoming opt-out decision.
It’s an all-AL East episode, as Ben and substitute co-host Jason Wojciechowski discuss a counterproductive proposal to fix what ails the Yankees, then talk about the latest Bobby Valentine controversy.
What we wrote the last time Roger Clemens came back.
Ben and Sam revisit the trade that sent Dan Haren to the Angels in light of Haren’s down year and Tyler Skaggs’ debut for the Diamondbacks, then talk about how Derek Jeter has remained productive at age 38 and examine whether the Yankees are in any trouble in the AL East.
The Rangers and Giants will probably both be playoff teams, but two other virtual locks for October, the Yankees and Nationals, made them look bad last night.
Ben and Sam discuss the impact of CC Sabathia’s elbow soreness on the Yankees’ short- and long-term outlooks, and the difference between winning a division and winning a wild card under the new playoff format.
Ben and Sam discuss two players exceeding all expectations in 2012: R.A. Dickey and Eric Chavez.