He has been ridiculed and criticized so much and for so long that it is now part of his permanent record, but in a postseason with Bruce Bochy, Mike Scioscia, Clint Hurdle and Buck Showalter, the best manager of them all is the one The Wall Street Journal called a dunce a few weeks ago.


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Sprint layoffs reach 235 in the Reston, Va., area

Notice of these job cuts by the Kansas City area company follow 452 layoff notices this month at its headquarters campus. More cuts at both locations are expected as the struggling wireless carrier cuts expenses in an effort to become more competitive under new chief executive officer Marcelo Claure.

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Judging the Royals

This was the Royals kind of game; speed, pitching and defense

This was just the kind of ballgame the Royals needed; a low-scoring affair where speed, pitching and defense would make the difference. The Royals offense manufactured a run in the first inning and took a lead they’d never give up, the pitching held the Giants to two runs and the defense was making plays all over the field. Friday night in Game Three the Kansas City Royals beat the San Francisco Giants 3-2 and took a 2-1 lead in the World Series.

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