Terence Moore has covered a variety of sports for more than three decades and contributes columns to MLB.com.
|In the spirit of Thanksgiving weekend, there are so many reasons why we should praise the baseball gods. I'll mention 10 from this season -- you know, just to bunt the conversation into scoring position.
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|In three straight days this week, the Cubs captured the 2015 Baseball Writers' Association of America National League Rookie of the Year, Manager of the Year and Cy Young Awards.
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|OK, I'll confess: I'm the world's biggest Andrelton Simmons fan. He's peerless at shortstop with his glove and his arm, and he's wonderful around the clubhouse and everywhere else.
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|Courtesy of the Nationals doing the right thing for their franchise -- along with for mom, apple pie and the American flag -- by hiring Dusty Baker as manager, I'm thinking about something: During the nearly 40 years I've covered Major League Baseball, I'm wondering if I've ever met anybody more fascinating than this renaissance man.
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|Nothing surpasses this World Series. Then again, I'm biased. I was a disciple of the Big Red Machine, and despite playing on the road in a stuffed noise factory called Fenway Park, the Reds won during a seventh-game thriller. That said, I haven't gotten over Game 6.
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|No matter what happens during the World Series, this already is an October for the ages in baseball. Thrilling comebacks. Splendid pitching (well, when explosive offenses aren't breaking loose). Individually, when Kevin Pillar isn't doing the miraculous with his glove, Daniel Murphy is morphing into Reggie Jackson at the plate.
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|These aren't your father's Cubs, or even the ones of your grandfather. Actually, since we're discussing a franchise that hasn't won the National League pennant in 70 years and a World Series championship since 1908, I'm guessing "great-grandfather" is appropriate for some folks.
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|With a one-game decider in each league to start October, you have zero scheduling concerns. It even works during those times when the regular season is extended for makeup games and tiebreakers. It also provides plenty of drama, which should include the Jake Arrieta-Gerrit Cole matchup in the NL Wild Card Game.
More» Arrieta one-hits Pirates over seven innings|
|Any day now, you expect Yoenis Cespedes to walk across the Hudson River, not barefooted, but in his baseball cleats. He needs them to keep his footing for all of those clutch hits.
More» Cespedes collects 100th RBI with monster HR|
|You can make the case for so many folks regarding this year's National League Most Valuable Player Award (actually, just go with Bryce Harper), and here's an example: Yoenis Cespedes. If the Mets didn't acquire this Pied Piper of a slugger before the July 31 Trade Deadline, they'd have been struggling to make the playoffs instead of surging atop the NL East.
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|I can't say it. OK, I'll whisper it: The Cubs probably are for real. Probably? Since I was born and raised in this city, where I hugged everything associated with the Cubbies through most of the 1960s, I don't want to jinx them.
More» Bryant blasts walk-off homer vs. Tribe|
|Since there are so many wonderful things to say about Dee Gordon, it's difficult to decide where to start.
More» Gordon steals four bags to earn 45th of year|
|All you need to know about the mythical ways of a home run with the bases loaded occurred on Tuesday when Alex Rodriguez watched his slump vanish over the right-center-field wall of Yankee Stadium.
More» A-Rod launches a go-ahead grand slam|
|Nobody does magic teams better than Major League Baseball. You've seen them, and you've followed them. Rarely have we seen this many candidates for Magic Team of the Year honors.
More»Wilmer Flores' roller-coaster week ends with walk-off|
|This is about Marquis Grissom and destiny.
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|Cameron Maybin reflects on his childhood, and what being an Atlanta Brave means to him personally.
More» Maybin rips a double into right field|
|Let me tell you how life works for John Smoltz, who is the most competitive person you'll ever meet: If he ran for President of the United States, he'd be in the Oval Office after the next election.
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|This is the dream scenario for baseball fans: Nearly everybody in both leagues in contention for the playoffs during the second half of the season.
More»A-Rod, McCann homers highlight Yankees' first half|
|All eyes are on the Queen City for the next few days. With that in mind, I'll give you my six favorite baseball moments that happened within Cincinnati's city limits.
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