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My Mets Story by Gregory Nichols

By Gregory Nichols, lifelong Mets fan and creator of the “Disgruntled Mets Fan” page on Facebook My earliest memory of the Mets is my family celebrating the World Series win in 1986. I don’t remember anything about the game. I just remember my family celebrating, dancing and my older brother printing out “World Champions” on his DOT matrix printer. Ironically, at ... Read More »

Giants win Game 7 for 3rd title in 5 years

Kansas City, MO (SportsNetwork.com) – Madison Bumgarner watched as Pablo Sandoval worked his way under the ball. Moments later, the San Francisco Giants ace was swarmed by teammates near the mound after punctuating one of the great postseason performances in any sport. Some of them stopped first to congratulate Sandoval, who was on his back after catching the last out. ... Read More »

Giants ride one-man wrecking crew to a title

By Chris Ruddick, MLB Editor, The Sports Network Philadelphia, PA (SportsNetwork.com) – The San Francisco Giants got a combined nine outs from their starting pitchers in Games 6 and 7. Yet here they are celebrating a third World Series title in five years. How is that even possible? Well, had I not seen it with my own eyes, I would ... Read More »

And then there was one…

By Chris Ruddick, MLB Editor, The Sports Network Philadelphia, PA (SportsNetwork.com) – After a 162-game regular season and three rounds of playoffs it all comes down to this. One game. Do or die for the Kansas City Royals and San Francisco Giants in a Game 7 on Wednesday at Kauffman Stadium. It doesn’t get much better than a decisive game ... Read More »

Royals force Game 7 with 10-0 win over Giants

Kansas City, MO (SportsNetwork.com) – Mike Moustakas smoked a double inside the right-field line, opening the flood gates. Nori Aoki slapped a single through the left side, Lorenzo Cain dropped a bloop hit into center and Eric Hosmer bounced a double over a drawn-in infield. By the time Billy Butler ended a half-hour rally with a gapper to the outfield ... Read More »

Oscar Taveras’ death overshadows Giants’ Game 5 win

By Chris Ruddick, MLB Editor, The Sports Network Philadelphia, PA (SportsNetwork.com) – The San Francisco Giants moved one step closer to their third World Series title in five years on Sunday. But, whatever transpired on the field seemed a bit inconsequential to what happened down in the Dominican Republic earlier in the day, as St. Louis Cardinals prospect Oscar Taveras ... Read More »

Bumgarner’s shutout has Giants on brink

San Francisco, CA (SportsNetwork.com) – Madison Bumgarner and a singles-happy lineup moved the San Francisco Giants within one win of a third World Series title in five years. Bumgarner sparkled in a four-hit shutout to beat fellow ace James Shields for the second time in the series and the Giants hit 11 more singles in a 5-0 win over the ... Read More »

And the pendulum swings back toward San Francisco

By Chris Ruddick, MLB Editor, The Sports Network Philadelphia, PA (SportsNetwork.com) – How many times can the pendulum swing in one World Series? Kansas City entered the Fall Classic with more momentum than any team in the history of baseball. Then Madison Bumgarner happened. The Royals then put that behind them and showed exactly why they were in this spot, ... Read More »

Single-happy Giants beat Royals to tie Series

San Francisco, CA (SportsNetwork.com) – The San Francisco Giants delivered plenty of big hits to tie the World Series. Big blows? Didn’t see many of those, but these Giants are used to winning any way they can. Pablo Sandoval knocked in the go-ahead runs with a single in the sixth inning on Saturday night and the Giants scored seven unanswered ... Read More »