Former A’s manager Tony La Russa elected to Hall of Fame (Comcast SportsNet Bay Area)

Programming note: Get up to date on all the latest offseason As news on the Hot Stove Show, Tuesday night at 6:30 p.m. on Comcast SportsNet Bay Area Former As manager Tony La Russa was among a trio of baseballs all-time winningest skippers to be elected to the Hall of Fame on Monday. Former Yankees manager Joe Torre and longtime Braves manager Bobby Cox also were voted in on the Expansion Era ballot, which consisted of players, managers and executives whose biggest contributions to baseball came from 1973 on. La Russa and Torre are two of just nine managers in Major League history to win three or more World Series titles.

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Nationals manager Johnson down to final series (The Associated Press)

PHOENIX (AP) -- One more weekend and Davey Johnson says goodbye to baseball.

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This post was written by Yahoo! Sports - MLB - New York Mets News on September 27, 2013

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Dodgers: Slain fan was son of team security guard (The Associated Press)

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) -- It just started as words between two groups of fans of bitter baseball rivals.

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A look back at some of baseball’s spoilers (The Associated Press)

Eric Wedge's Seattle Mariners have been out of the postseason discussion for a while now.

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This post was written by Yahoo! Sports - MLB - New York Mets News on September 24, 2013

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MLB Power Rankings: RSVPs to October (Comcast SportsNet Mid Atlantic)

The drama is over for the Red Sox and Dodgers, who have officially secured playoff spots. The stakes are much higher in the NL Central, which houses three of the top eight teams in baseball, and in Washington, where the Nats are basically teetering on the tiniest of margins in their quest for the second wild card.

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Giants’ Bumgarner keeps humming along (The SportsXchange)

NEW YORK -- A Sports Illustrated cover autographed by Buster Posey and Sergio Romo that pictures the beginning of their World Series-winning celebration last October laid on a table inside the visitor's clubhouse at Citi Field on Thursday afternoon, a reminder of how quickly the Giants have fallen from baseball's pinnacle.

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Around the NL East: Looking ahead (Comcast SportsNet Mid Atlantic)

The National League East has been one of the more competitive divisions in baseball since the turn of the century, fielding at least three 80-plus win teams in every season but one since 2001. Four of the division's five teams have finished atop the standings in that time period, with Eastern parity reaching its height in 2005, when all five teams finished .500 or better. That bit of history makes this season's iteration of the NL East all the more surprising, as not only has Atlanta lead almost wire-to-wire, but never were they seriously challenged for supremacy. 

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The Roberto Clemente Award Nominees have been announced (NBC Sports)

The Roberto Clemente Award goes to the Major Leaguer who “best exemplifies the game of baseball, sportsmanship, community involvement and the individual’s contribution to his team.” Clayton Kershaw won it last year.  The 2013 nominees — one per team — were just announced and are listed below. And now my annual complaint, albeit a minor one: Baseball has set…

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Bobby Valentine would like you to know that the Mets were better than the Yankees Post-9/11 (NBC Sports)

This interview with Bobby Valentine on WFAN about remembering the scene in baseball post-9/11 has many interesting bits. As you may expect, given that he was the manager of the New York Mets at the time and the Mets played center stage in baseball following the 9/11 attacks. The first game. The big Piazza home…

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Asdrubal Cabrera teams up with Jason Kipnis to complete spectacular double play (Big League Stew)

An offensive lineman scoring a touchdown on a hook-and-lateral is pretty cool . I can't deny that. But is there anything better than a nifty double play? I think not, my friends. That's why you have to check out the incredible job by Cleveland Indians shortstop Asdrubal Cabrera and second baseman Jason Kipnis did on Saturday night. The double play they turned had a little bit of everything, including what I'll call the baseball version of a hook-and-lateral. It happened in the first inning of their 9-4 victory over the New York Mets. With one out, designated hitter Zach Lutz laced a ball up the middle that typically would have found its way into center field, but Kipnis was shaded far enough in that direction that he was able to snag it on the backhand. That alone was pretty nice. Kipnis then quickly decided their best bet for a double play would be if he flipped the ball directly from his glove to a covering Cabrera as his momentum carried him across the bag. A baseball hook-and-lateral.

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