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CC Sabathia is the key to the Yankees' playoff success, says Jeff Freier -

They can't afford their ace to be anything less than an ace. If their bullpen is logging extra innings because of the other starters, Sabathia will be counted on to give them length and quality and to outpitch Justin Verlander as well. It may be a lot to ask of him, but CC Sabathia's the only sure thing the Yankees have in their rotation, so it's crucial that he pitch like a sure thing, too.

  • The Onion's take on the "talking heads" sports shows. If you hate those (as I do), you'll enjoy this.
  • Saturday was the 50th anniversary of Roger Maris breaking Babe Ruth's single-season home run record. Why were there so few fans in attendance that day (under 22,000)? What has happened in general in that attracts many more fans nowadays than back then?