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Post–World Series Card Prices, Aaron Rodgers News, NFTs, and Mailbag Questions

Mike and Jesse also break down various 2020 football products and discuss which ones are the best values

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The Braves Closed Out the Astros to Win the World Series. How Did They Do It?

CC and Ryan react to the Braves winning their first title since 1995 before discussing Buster Posey’s potential retirement

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The Atlanta Braves Eliminated the Houston Astros to Win Their First World Series Since 1995

Baumann and Kram also share their October superlatives for all the other teams previously eliminated before briefly previewing the ominous labor landscape

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Jets ‘TNF’ Preview and Giants’ Future With Connor Rogers

Plus, ‘Sopranos’ actor Steve Schirripa and the Braves win the World Series

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The Astros Were a Good Team. But to Beat the Braves, They Needed to Be Great.

Houston came into the World Series looking like the favorite. But the differences between this group and the Astros’ 100-plus-win teams of the recent past ultimately proved to be its undoing.

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Atlanta Used One Trick to Win a Shocking World Series Title

Despite winning fewer regular-season games than any team in the 2021 playoff field, Atlanta capitalized on a weak division and key trades to do what so many other superior predecessors could not. The lesson? Try.

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Can the Astros Contribute to the Atlanta Sports Curse?

CC and Ryan react to the Astros’ comeback victory in Game 5 before discussing the latest in the NBA, NFL, and TV

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Did the Jets (Accidentally) Find a QB? Plus: A Giants-Chiefs ‘MNF’ Preview.

JJ also chats with NBA writer and host Brian Geltzeiler about RJ Barrett’s development, the Knicks’ ceiling, and why he’s worried about James Harden

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Is This the Last Ride of Carlos Correa and the Astros?

Correa has been the face of the Astros throughout their five-year ALCS run. But now, with the shortstop on the verge of free agency, his time in Houston may be nearing its end.

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Who Has the Edge in a Split World Series?

Baumann and Kram also recap a surprisingly eventful week of baseball news that included the Padres hiring Bob Melvin, the Cardinals hiring Oliver Marmol, and the Mets hiring … absolutely no one

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World Series Reactions Through Two Games. Plus: Doris Burke on the Start of the NBA Season!

Plus, CC breaks down how he’d approach the various hitters in each lineup in this series

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World Series Predictions, Yankees Clubhouse Rumors, and Raiders Talk

Plus, answering listener questions about Halloween movies and the best pitches of all time

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The Six Biggest Things to Watch in the World Series. Plus: A World Series MVP Draft!

The BBQ boys discuss six things that are top of mind as the Astros and Braves prepare for Game 1 before being joined by Michael Baumann and Zach Kram of ‘The Ringer MLB Show’ to draft 12 players who could win World Series MVP

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The Surprise Trio Helping to Power Atlanta’s World Series Run

While outfielder Eddie Rosario has been the postseason hero, left-handed relievers Tyler Matzek, Will Smith, and A.J. Minter have also played a vital role in propelling the club to its first World Series since 1999. Here’s how.

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The Four Areas That Could Decide the 2021 World Series

The Astros and Braves square off in Game 1 Tuesday night, and these are the key factors that could win or lose them the series

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Best World Series Cards to Buy, NBA Hot and Cold, NFL News, and Mailbag Questions

Mike and Jesse discuss which Astros and Braves cards to buy

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What Does the Dodgers’ NLCS Loss Forecast About the Team’s Future?

The Dodgers have long been able to wipe away playoff losses with a near certainty that the team would be back the following season. But with roster upheaval on the horizon, how long will that be the case?

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Was This Red Sox Season a Sign of Things to Come, or Just a Surprising One-off?

Boston’s playoff run was just the cleanse many fans needed to forget about last season. But things may not be all that sunny on the horizon.

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Game 6s Are Upon Us. Can Either the Dodgers or Red Sox Win Two Straight on the Road?

Baumann and Kram react to a Chris Taylor–led Dodgers offensive outburst in Game 5 and discuss the ALCS, where the Red Sox will need to hit their way back into the series on the road in Houston

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NBA 75 Snubs, 2004 Lakers Flashbacks, Million-Dollar Picks, and Year of the Kebabs

Plus, previewing this weekend’s NFL slate and discussing the MLB postseason

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The Dodgers and Red Sox Are Both on the Ropes. Can Either Come Back?

Ryan and CC recap the wins that put the Astros and Braves a victory away from the World Series and talk about the start to the NBA season, including the Knicks bringing life back to MSG

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Lakers-Warriors, Simmons Suspended, Ayton’s Non-max, and Surging Cowboys With Jackie MacMullan and Ben Solak

Plus, potential "tailspin" Eastern Conference teams, and a Patriots free agency retrospective

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Baseball Games Are Still Too Long—and Getting Longer

The four-hour playoff game has become endemic. For a sport trying to draw in younger fans, it’s a problem that requires a solution. Start with a pitch clock.

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The Championship Series Are Heating Up

CC and Ryan react to the Dodgers’ and Astros’ wins before discussing the latest development in the Ben Simmons saga

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Are the Red Sox the Team of Destiny? Plus: The Dodgers Are on the Ropes.

Plus, Jake and Jordan discuss the news that MLB will provide housing for minor leaguers, Fernando Tatis Jr.‘s decision not to have shoulder surgery, and the Mets’ failure to hire any of their top GM candidates

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Dave Roberts Has Been Managing Like an Underdog—and Now the Dodgers Actually Are One

The L.A. manager has long used unconventional pitching tactics to try to help his teams in the postseason. But now, down 2-0 in the NLCS, it appears his strategy is hurting the should-be-favorite Dodgers.

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Another Rough Week for the Giants, the NLCS, and Over/Unders for the NBA Season

JJ recaps the Week 6 NFL slate before being joined by Justin Termine of SiriusXM to discuss the Knicks and Nets

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A Cowboys-Pats Holy Pod War. Plus Guess the Lines Week 7 With Cousin Sal.

Bill also talks MLB playoffs and reacts to the season debut of ‘Succession’

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The ALCS and NLCS Are Setting Up to Be Wildly Different Affairs

The Red Sox and Astros mashed their way to the LCS, while the Dodgers and Braves rode in on the strength of strong pitching. And there’s no reason to suspect those trends will change in the next round.

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The Astros and Red Sox Have Moved Past the Sign-Stealing Scandal. Has the Rest of MLB?

In 2019, Houston and Boston headlined a scandal that rocked the sport. In 2021, they’ll square off in the ALCS. How much has the baseball world really moved on?

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The Giants Deserved a Better Ending Than This

San Francisco took MLB by storm in 2021 before pushing the Dodgers to the brink of elimination. Its season ends on a blown call. It’s a cruel final chapter for baseball’s most improbable story, but the legacy of these Giants—and this NL West fight—will live on.

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Dodgers-Giants: Who Will Win Game 5? Plus: Previewing Astros–Red Sox.

Ryan and CC preview the final game of the divisional round