STAFF BLOG EVERYTHING ELSE BY FORUM REPORTER J. SHANE MERCER No bluffing: UND grad makes the finals at the World Series of Poker
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"Jason Senti’s decision to quit an electrical engineering job to become a full-time poker player is going to pay off big.
The 2000 Grand Forks Red River gradu... Posted on 7/19/10 at 3:36 AM
The Giants’ championship formula is a familiar one, just with new faces all over the diamond two years later: stellar starting pitching backed by a shut-down bullpen, a late-season surge and a manager making all the right moves.
DETROIT (AP) — Delmon Young hit a tying home run off San Francisco’s Matt Cain in the sixth, and the Tigers and Giants were tied 3-3 after nine innings Sunday night as Detroit tried to avoid a four-game World Series sweep.
Toting his tiny aluminum bat, 5-year-old Gage Brookens wandered toward the cage and watched Austin Jackson, Omar Infante and a few other Tigers take batting practice on a chilly afternoon at Comerica Park.
Madison Bumgarner pitched two-hit ball over seven innings, Brandon Crawford drove in the go-ahead run with a double-play grounder after a key bunt stopped just fair along the third-base line and the San Francisco Giants beat the Detroit Tigers 2-0 on Thursday night to take a 2-0 World Series lead.
Pablo Sandoval became just the fourth player to hit three home runs in a World Series game, connecting twice against Justin Verlander and once off Al Alburquerque to lead the San Francisco Giants over the Detroit Tigers 8-3 in Wednesday night’s opener.
ST. LOUIS (AP) — As hordes of other St. Louis Cardinals fans turned out Sunday to swaddle themselves in their team's improbable World Series title, Dave Huyette was counting his blessings rather than the riches he might have received had greed overtaken sportsmanship.
Pushed to the brink, the St. Louis Cardinals saved themselves. A frantic rush to reach the postseason on the final day. A nifty pair of comebacks in the playoffs. Two desperate rallies in Game 6.
Turns out these Cardinals were merely gearing up for a gigantic celebration.
Colby Lewis and his Texas teammates casually tossed a ball in left field, trying to avoid the tarp and any anxiety about being so close to the World Series championship.
On this day, the only winner was the weather.
Bruce Hurst was in his room at the Grand Hyatt in New York when he got the call exactly 25 years ago. Because of a rainout, Boston Red Sox manager John McNamara was switching to him as his starter for Game 7 of the World Series against the New York Mets.
Bobby Valentine thought about the bizarre events he had seen in Game 5 of the World Series, when 19th-century technology fouled up Tony La Russa and the St. Louis Cardinals.
“It’s kind of stupid, isn’t it?” said Valentine, who’s managed more than 2,000 major league ballgames.
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