Kurkjian’s October tales — A monster on the mound and the biggest Reds fan in the nursery ward

9:00 AM ET Tim KurkjianESPN Senior Writer Close Senior writer ESPN Magazine/ESPN.com Analyst/reporter ESPN television Has covered baseball since 1981 The birth of the walk-off home run. A playoff ace afraid of being poisoned. Mr. October going unrecognized. Mr. November’s advice to the Commander-in-Chief. A home run still orbiting the Earth. Each week during the playoffs, Tim Kurkjian will open up his notebook to share behind-the-scenes stories of some of the wildest games, moments and characters in MLB postseason history. We’ll reveal a new decade of vignettes right here all…

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Joe Maddon interview Angels | Los Angeles Angels

The Angels interviewed Joe Maddon for their vacant managerial position on Monday, and he’s one of four candidates who will interview this week, according to a Major League source. The Angels have not made any official announcements about their managerial search, but the process is expected to last through at The Angels interviewed Joe Maddon for their vacant managerial position on Monday, and he’s one of four candidates who will interview this week, according to a Major League source. The Angels have not made any official announcements about their managerial…

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‘There’s opportunity for us to chart a new path’

OKLAHOMA CITY — The hand was raised for the first question on OKC’s first media day without Russell Westbrook. At the podium on Sept. 30 was Chris Paul, and as the microphone landed in a reporter’s hand and he began to identify himself, Paul interrupted. “Berry Tramel,” Paul said with a smile. “What’s going on? You didn’t have to say your name. Long time no see.” Tramel, The Oklahoman columnist and long-standing presumed adversary of Westbrook who was routinely on the other end of the “next question” shtick, replied sharply:…

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Top 25 under 25 – Ranking the NHL’s best young players

The continued youth takeover of the NHL shows no signs of slowing. Each season brings a new crop of high-end rookies who take the league up a notch, and several of these young talents could be considered among the best players in the game, regardless of age. 2 Related Every single year, this list of the top 25 players under the age of 25 becomes more difficult to compile, as I attempt to combine the subjective and the objective. This year, I made a short list that included 43 of…

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