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Major League Baseball Playoff Predictions

September 30, 2011

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Like any healthy relationship, the Pop Fly Boys don’t always agree on things. Luckily for our readers, this can sometimes result in better material. Take our 2011 Major League Baseball Playoff Preview for example. We both have different takes on who’s going to win the World Series, and neither of us is budging, so instead […]

2011 MLB Awards Part II: NL Awards

September 29, 2011

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By Geoff Ratliff National League Manager of the Year I am a hard-core Dodgers fan, and have been for most of my life. I very vividly remember Kirk Gibson’s home run during the 1988 World Series, the last time my boys would take home the trophy (well at least I think I do. It’s very […]

Off the Cuff Vol. 9: The Best Season Ever

September 29, 2011

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By Geoff Ratliff It’s nights like this that re-establish your faith in baseball being America’s Favorite Pastime! This was absolutely the best end to a regular season in Major League Baseball history! We dare you to name another. Coming into tonight’s play, both leagues had two teams tied for the final Wild Card playoff spot. […]

2011 MLB Regular Season Awards Part I: The American League

September 28, 2011

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As the beginning of fall is officially upon us and another fantastic season of regular season baseball comes to a close, it is time for the Pop Fly Boys to hand out their regular season awards. Given that Jeremy’s favorite (Royals) team is in the AL, and Geoff’s is in the NL (Dodgers), it only […]

70th Anniversary of Baseball’s Most Underrated Season

September 27, 2011

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By Matt Melton Geoff Ratliff and Jeremy Sickel, Editors “If I had known hitting .400 was going to be such a big deal, I would have done it again.” In 1991, when Ted Williams spoke those words, it was the 50th anniversary of his magical 1941 season.  Now, another twenty years later, it makes me […]

Off the Cuff Vol. 8: The Demise of Boston Area Sports?

September 26, 2011

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By Geoff Ratliff History has taught us that no dynasty rules forever. So as I opened up my mailbox last week and gazed at the cover of the October 3rd issue of ESPN the Magazine, I couldn’t help but wonder if they were a few months behind the curve on this article? As recently as […]

The Cowboy Way: My painful relationship with America’s Team

September 26, 2011

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By Geoff Ratliff Jeremy Sickel, Editor Being a Dallas Cowboys fan is hard. I don’t expect much sympathy from most of the sports world, because having worked in New York city for the past two years, I honestly believe that Yankee fans may be the only other franchise that can sympathize with our plight. Long […]