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MLB Playoffs

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The White Sox Hired Tony La Russa, so Jake Is Walking to Chicago. Oh, and the Dodgers Won the World Series.

And The Athletic’s Levi Weaver joins the show to discuss Dodgers-Rays

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Breaking Down Blake Snell, Kevin Cash, and How the Dodgers Became Champions in MLB’s Strangest Season

Plus, CC shares a particular frustration with ESPN and Odell Beckham Jr., and the guys discuss their quarterback tiers for this NFL season

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Dodgers Finally Pull It Off! Plus, Steelers Stories With Willie Colon, and NFL Trade Deadline With Kevin Clark

Plus, Ryen answers a listener-submitted Life Advice question

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The Dodgers Are World Series Champions After a 32-Year Drought

Plus: Dynasty talk has become popular in baseball. Is the Dodgers’ dynasty validated, and is there an end in sight?

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Blake Snell’s Game 6 Hook Is the Latest Sign of MLB’s Starting Pitcher Apocalypse

During postseason play, starting pitchers are working less than ever. And regardless of whether those early moves make sense in practice or on paper, they kind of suck.

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The Blake Snell Decision Isn’t Why the Rays Lost the World Series

They came pretty damn close against a team that outspent them 4-to-1 on payroll. Now it’s time for Tampa Bay to pay for some players of its own.

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Justin Turner’s Positive COVID-19 Test Raises Many Questions

The Dodgers third baseman returned to the field to celebrate L.A.’s victory with his teammates despite being removed from the game in the eighth inning for a positive test

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The Blake Snell WTF Game, Mookie’s Second Title, and the 2020 World Series With CC Sabathia

Plus: NBA draft trades with Kevin O’Connor

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The Dodgers’ Championship Drought Is Over. Can Their Dynasty Now Begin?

After topping Tampa Bay in Game 6 and winning the equivalent of 116 games in this surreal, shortened season, L.A. closed the chapter on its recent playoff failings. But Hollywood loves a sequel.

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The Los Angeles Dodgers Win the World Series

Bill Simmons goes live with CC Sabathia to discuss the 2020 World Series winners

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The Dodgers Make For the Most Compelling TV in MLB

With the team’s familiar cast of characters, rich story lines, and recent spate of playoff failures, even the most casual fans have a connection with the Dodgers. Will this week change how we feel about them?

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Clayton Kershaw and the Dodgers Bounce Back to Win Game 5 After a Historically Bizarre Game 4 Loss

Jake and Jordan reflect on the Dodgers taking Game 5 and discuss if we might get a World Series Game 7 for the second consecutive year

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Finally, the Dodgers Seem Ready to Win It All

Following a 4-2 win over the Rays on Sunday night, the Dodgers have a 3-2 lead in the World Series. And this time, they may actually leave with a championship.

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Instant Reactions to World Series Game 5

Plus, Ryan and CC look back at the wild ending to Game 4 and ahead to Game 6

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Clayton Kershaw Fought Through His World Series Demons to Win Game 5

The Dodgers ace has a long and familiar history with postseason failure. But on Sunday night, he overcame a potentially dangerous situation and put his team one win away from a championship.

The Rays Evened the World Series in Startling Fashion

A tumbling ending to Game 4 turned what looked (briefly) like the early stages of a Dodgers coronation into a 2-2, up-for-grabs series

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Corey Seager Is Powering Up

The Dodgers shortstop receded from the spotlight after his dynamic debut. But in 2020, he’s homered his way back among the elite at his position—and has L.A. on the brink of a title.

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Blake Snell and Brandon Lowe Help the Rays Even the World Series. Plus: How Buehler vs. Morton in Game 3 Will Shape the Rest of the Series.

Jake and Jordan react to a choppy Game 2 that featured seven Dodgers pitchers, and share their Fave Five things

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If This World Series Becomes a Battle of the Bullpens, the Dodgers May Be Out of Luck

In Game 2, the Rays showed that they’ve found a formula to win games in this series—and it’s one Dave Roberts and Co. could learn from 

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The Rays Have Found Their Winning Formula in the World Series

Behind a stellar individual offensive performance, a solid start, and a top-notch outing from the bullpen, Tampa Bay has earned its first win in the World Series—and showed why it may not be the team’s last

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The Shift May Have Cost the Braves a Pennant. Will It Cost Someone a World Series?

The numbers show that shifting against right-handed hitters has been a risky proposition, yet teams are doing it at record rates. Will it come back to haunt the shift-heavy Dodgers and Rays?

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The Dodgers’ Bats Are Back. The Clayton Kershaw Narrative Is Not.

Los Angeles cruised to a victory over the Tampa Bay Rays in Game 1 of the World Series behind a stellar Kershaw outing and the kind of offensive performance we’ve come to expect from the team

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Where Does Randy Arozarena’s Incredible Postseason Rank Among the Best Ever?

The Rays rookie has made a name for himself in this year’s postseason and is rapidly approaching plenty of single-playoff records. But where does this run stack up historically?

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The Dodgers Meet the Rays in the World Series: Five Players to Watch and Our Series Predictions

Plus: Jake and Jordan discuss who will take home the World Series MVP trophy

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The Rays and Dodgers Are No. 1 Seeds—but This World Series Matchup Is an Anomaly

With an expanded postseason bracket and numerous close calls along the way, the two pennant winners capitalized on a slim chance to turn the World Series into a battle of the favorites

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Tampa Bay’s 2020 Takeover, New Gambling Rules, the Hopeless Jets, and Mookie’s Moment With Cousin Sal

Plus: Bill and Cousin Sal guess the NFL lines for the week

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The Dodgers’ Postseason Demons Are on Hold—for Now

Los Angeles beat Atlanta on Sunday night to complete an NLCS comeback and advance to the World Series. Can this team finally overcome its playoff issues?

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MLB’s Biggest Villains Were Vanquished By the Kings of Chaos

Neither the Astros nor the Yankees were a match for a team as adaptable as it is anonymous. While Houston’s scandal was the story of the MLB season, Tampa Bay’s run will define how we remember it.

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The 2020 Astros Are Only Half an Underdog

A whole staff of young pitchers would normally increase fans’ rooting interest. But not for the Astros, who still have the full scandalous lineup core that won the 2017 World Series.

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The Supervillains of the MLB Playoffs Just Won’t Die

Two days ago, the Astros were on the verge of being swept out of the ALCS. Now, they’re right back in the mix. Carlos Correa and Houston keep defying the odds—and infuriating baseball fans everywhere.

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Why the 2020 MLB Postseason Has Been All About Home Runs

Teams that outhomer their opponent have a near-perfect record this fall. Just how different is that from postseasons past?

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The Dodgers Rout Their Way Back Into the Series. Plus: Houston Hangs on to Avoid a Sweep.

The guys also talk about what it would mean for the White Sox to hire Tony La Russa, AJ Hinch, or Alex Cora