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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

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White Sox Eliminated, and Jon Gruden Hits “Idiot Bingo”

Jason discusses Chicago’s ALDS loss to the Astros

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Sox Win and Stay Alive! Plus, Did the Bears Find Their Winning Formula?

Jason reacts to the big White Sox win before answering listener mail and giving props to Justin Fields and the Bears

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A Giant Nightmare and the Jets Sleepwalk in London

JJ reacts to the Giants’ mounting injury concerns before discussing Zach Wilson’s disappointing showing against the Falcons

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The Brewers’ World-Beating Pitching Staff Is the Ultimate Postseason Edge

Corbin Burnes, Brandon Woodruff, and Co. have spent 2021 mowing down batters and winning games. Now, when it matters most, this group could be what puts Milwaukee over the top.

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Your Playoff Guide to the 2021 Giants: The Oldest, Unlikeliest, and Best Team in Baseball

How did San Francisco win an astonishing 107 games this season? We have some (irrefutable) theories.

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ALDS Game 1 Recap, the Art of QB Play With J.T. O’Sullivan, and Family and Hockey With Seth Jones of the Blackhawks 

Jason reacts to the White Sox’s loss in Game 1 before discussing Justin Fields’s rookie year

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Which MLB Cards Will Rise in the Playoffs?

Plus, NFL hot and cold, mailbag questions, and the best card buys of the weeks

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Dodgers, Giants, Rays, Astros: Who Will Win It All?

Plus, the guys talk about what they’re looking forward to most in a packed weekend of football

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The Reasons Each MLB Playoff Team Will—and Won’t—Win the World Series

Eight teams have a solid case to lift the Commissioner’s Trophy, but baseball’s playoff format makes even the best of the best vulnerable

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The Ringer Staff’s 2021 MLB Playoff Predictions

With the wild-card games in the rearview mirror and the ALDS about to start, it’s time to ask: Which teams are poised to make a run, and which are ripe for an early exit?

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The MVP of the AL Wild-Card Game Was a Giant Wall

Boston eliminated the Yankees from the playoffs on Tuesday night. That’s thanks to an absurdly tall green surface.

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The Yankees Weren’t Good Enough. How Do They Change That?

Ryan and CC react to a disappointing wild-card performance by the Yankees

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Red Sox Bliss, Luka’s 2022 Ceiling, and a Michael Keaton Interview

Bill reacts to the Red Sox topping the Yankees and chats NBA expectations with Jonathan Tjarks

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The Yankees’ Playoff Dreams Are Over. Their Offseason of Questions Is Just Beginning.

After falling to the Red Sox in the wild-card game, New York faces a winter of massive change. Will Aaron Boone be the manager in 2022? What will happen to Gary Sánchez? And what will the team decide about Aaron Judge’s potential extension?

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ALDS Anxiety and Sox/Astros Preview With Len Kasper

Plus: Cubs Season Recap With Russell Dorsey

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Bill Simmons Previews Yankees–Red Sox, and Rojas Is Out As Mets Manager

Bill and JJ make predictions for the AL wild-card game