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Should Baseball’s Divison Series Be Best-of-Seven? — Sports Survey of the Day

The World Series is a best-of-seven matchup, as is the League Championship Series. So why not the divisional round?

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2012 MLB Playoffs: Detroit Tigers and San Francisco Giants Advance to LCS

Two of baseball's final four teams are set after one division series in each league reached its conclusion on Thursday. The two remaining division series have their fifth and deciding games scheduled for Friday...

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What Are You Watching Tonight, Baseball Playoffs or Thursday-Night Football? — Sports Survey of the Day

Football long ago surpassed baseball as America's most popular sport. But with the baseball playoffs now in full swing, are people giving up a little football to watch some more baseball?

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10 Unlikely Baseball Playoff Heroes

It seems like every postseason, some previously unknown or under-appreciated player plays a major role in his team playoff victory. This year's winner so far is Raul Ibanez, who helped propel the Yankees to a stunning win on Wednesday after he pinch hit for Alex Rodriguez in the ninth inning and homered to tie the game against Baltimore. Then it was Ibanez again in the 12th, this time homering to win the game for New York.

Here's a look back at some of the most unlikely star company Ibanez now keeps in the annals of baseball history:

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MLB Wild Card Winners
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MLB Wild Card Game Report: Cardinals beat Braves, 6-3 ; Orioles Top Rangers, 5-1

The St. Louis Cardinals and Baltimore Orioles advanced to the divisional series round of their respective league playoffs with road victories on Friday in the first-ever win-or-go home MLB wild card games. Here's a recap of the action:

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Do MLB Managers Get Fired Too Quickly? — Sports Survey of the Day

Major League Baseball's regular season is in the books. We move on to the postseason now, but first a quick look back.

It's safe to say that many people thought that Bobby Valentine's employment as manager of the Red Sox would be terminated at some point soon. Management wasted no time in doing so, firing him the day after the regular season ended.

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This Weekend in Sports: MLB Playoffs, Miami-Notre Dame and Manning-Brady

The start of the Major League Baseball playoffs, the return of an old college-football rivalry and an NFL rivalry with a new uniform highlight this weekend's sports calendar. Here are some of the best events to watch this weekend:

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The Boston Red Sox Waste Little Time and Fire Manager Bobby Valentine

Well, that didn't take long. The Boston Red Sox have fired manager Bobby Valentine. The Red Sox last night finished the season with their worst record since 1965. Valentine lasted one tumuluous season at Fenway Park.

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Weekly MLB Report: Orioles, Yankees and Rangers Clinch Playoff Spots

The Major League Baseball playoffs start Friday, and three American League teams clinched post-season spots on Sunday night. Here's what's happening in Major League Baseball:

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St. Louis Cardinals Pitcher Gives Removed Rib to Daughter

It's a little strange to lose a body part. But that's what happened to St. Louis Cardinals ace Chris Carpenter when surgeons removed one of his ribs in an attempt to alleviate pressure that was running up his pitching arm.

After the surgery Carpenter was presented with the bone, and he knew just what to do with it:

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