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October 13, 1998 | BILL PLASCHKE
The morality play that has become the American League championship series continued Monday, with so much wailing and gnashing of reputations, you'd have thought somebody lost another baseball. But this time it was the Cleveland Indians. And this time, apparently, they have lost their minds. On a day when they were supposed to be resting, David Justice ran his mouth, Mike Hargrove was chased down from behind, and common sense took a flying leap.
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October 11, 1998 | MIKE DiGIOVANNA, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Orlando "El Duque" Hernandez was asked Friday if he'd ever pitched in colder weather, and when the New York Yankee right-hander said he played in Ireland and Italy, you could almost hear the snickers in the interview room, as if pitching against a bunch of amateurs in Europe would prepare him for the mighty Cleveland Indians.
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October 7, 1998 | BILL PLASCHKE
What came first? It all came pouring out so fast from baseball's best team Tuesday night--the emotion, the precision, the unmistakable message--it was hard to keep track. What came first? Was it Charisse Strawberry and her two children putting a collective lump in Bronx cheers by throwing out the first pitch in honor of her cancer-stricken husband?
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October 6, 1998 | MIKE DiGIOVANNA
Lineup *--* 2B Chuck Knoblauch .265 SS Derek Jeter .324 RF Paul O'Neill .317 CF Bernie Williams .339 1B Tino Martinez .281 DH Tim Raines .290 LF Shane Spencer .373 C Jorge Posada .268 3B Scott Brosius .300 *--* * Analysis: Superb pitching carried the Yankees past the Rangers in the division series.
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October 6, 1998 | MIKE DiGIOVANNA, TIMES STAFF WRITER
There are enough angles floating around this American League championship series between the New York Yankees and Cleveland Indians to make even a geometry teacher's head spin. There's the Yankee revenge factor: Cleveland eliminated New York in a five-game division series last season, denying the Yankees a chance for a second consecutive World Series title. Some Yankees believe it's payback time.
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October 6, 1998 | TIM KAWAKAMI, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Manny Ramirez is nothing more and certainly nothing less than the perfect player for this season of instant gratification and short-attention-span baseball. Cleveland's right fielder hits big-bang home runs. He throws rockets from the outfield. He flexes both his muscles and his tattoos for the fans. "That guy's awesome," said Boston reliever Dennis Eckersley, who gave up Ramirez's long home run in the ninth inning of Game 3 of the division series.
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September 29, 1998 | TIM KAWAKAMI, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Pedro Martinez, the little pitcher with the giant contract and gargantuan reputation, has waited a long time for this short series. Everybody in the ballpark knows he has the ability to make it his series. Everybody knows he almost has to, if Boston is going to survive and advance. Everybody will be watching.
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