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Griffith: Baseball post season predictions

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The 2013 regular season ended with a bang! While the playoff picture was essentially set, there were two races of vital importance that finished yesterday. The St. Louis Cardinals and Atlanta Braves battled until the last day of the season to determine which team would have home field advantage throughout the playoffs.

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Frizzi: Caught in a baseball vortex

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When I first moved to Peoria in 1992, the first question I was this:

"Are you a Cardinal fan or a Cub fan?"

Being a huge baseball fan and this being my second stint in the Midwest, I knew that Peoria was smack dab in the middle of the St.Louis - Chicago route. I also knew that the Card-Cub rivalry was as legendary and as intense at the one involving the Hatfields and McCoys.

So, I cleared my throat and smiled, looked the...

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Performance Enhancing Drugs: An Insanity Check

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John Rocker, who has been accused of racist remarks, is now talking crazy again, claiming that steroids make baseball more interesting. He...

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Griffith: Playoff dreams commence!

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In about a week's time, something remarkable is going to happen in America.

No, I'm not talking about the implementation of Obamacare. I'm not allowed to write about politics.

playoffsAs the leaves begin to change colors, so does the water in the public fountains of baseball cities across this country in support of the hometown team. The weather gets cold,...

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Griffith: Patience is a virtue, Cubs fans

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If you are a Cubs fan, congratulations, you are one of the most virtuous people to ever walk the face of this earth.

But fear not, you lovable loser loyal, good times are on the way. Over the course of the Ricketts, good things have started to happen. Soon you will be basking in the glow of the World Series trophy.

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Baseball superstitions: Got a Pirates shirt I could borrow?

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For as long as baseball has been America's pastime, the men who have played the game have carried with them several superstitions, that for whatever reason, helped them play to the best of their ability.

We have all noticed some of these quirks with players on our favorite teams. Skip Schumaker has to step out of the batters box after every pitch to adjust his batting gloves. Some players have to eat a specific meal before every game....

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Pete Vonachen has died

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Pete Vonachen, arguably the biggest name ever to don a Peoria Chiefs cap, died Monday morning. He was 87.

Vonachen, who had been ill for several years with complications from diabetes that left him wheelchair bound, was known here as "Peoria's Mr. Baseball" for bringing the professional game back into prominence in the city and being most instrumental in ensuring it stayed.

His death came only a day after the Chiefs' vice president...

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The NL Central race: Three teams could be playoff bound

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cardspiratesNormally this time of year I would say something about how the temperatures have begun to moderate and the feel of the brisk autumn air is creeping in to major league ballparks across America. However, as the temperatures in the Midwest heat up, so does the pennant race in the NL Central.

One month ago it appeared as if the Cardinals were going to...

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Dozer Park christened

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It is rather common in Peoria to see Caterpillar Inc. earthmovers parked in spots other than construction sites. But on the concourse of a baseball stadium?

dozer2Why sure, when that stadium is called Dozer Park in honor of the earthmoving equipment that made Caterpillar the world's top manufacturer of heavy machinery.

Bulldozers, which these days are called...

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