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Hard Foul Sports Podcast: Episode 35

lebron-james-stephen-curryIn a loaded pre-Christmas edition of the podcast Evan, Steve and guest co-host Cruz Serrano talk about Rex Ryan and Doug Whaley’s future, the biggest surprises from baseball’s hot stove and examine some of the teams that will be playing in the NBA Christmas Special, especially Golden State – Cleveland.

Merry Christmas from everyone at Hard Foul Sports.

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For The Mets, The Future Is Now

Mike Tolsma

November 1st, 2015. Mark that day down, as the New York Mets were still playing baseball. If I have said it once, I have probably said it 1,000 times – if you were to tell me the Mets would be playing baseball in November I would have laughed at you (probably hysterically). Who knew one trade (Cespedes), and a few young, blossoming stars (Syndergaard, D’Arnoud) would pave the way for a run all the way to the baseball seasons winding days. Terry Collin’s took the blame for Sunday nights 9th inning meltdown, and let’s face it – he was out-managed all series long by Ned Yost, of all people. But Yost pushed the right buttons for his side while New York and Terry Collins’ club just didn’t have the answers for the Royals pressure.

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Flooding the Postseason: Blue Jays, Mets and Cubs End Their Playoff Droughts

Josh Donaldson and the Blue Jays are all smiles heading into their first postseason in two decade. (Getty Images)

Josh Donaldson and the Blue Jays are all smiles heading into their first postseason in two decade. (Getty Images)

– Cruz Serrano

Over the course of the past couple of seasons, one of the trends seems to be teams ending long playoff droughts. In 2013, the Pirates made the playoffs for the first time since a heart breaking championship series loss to the Braves in 1992. And in 2014, the Royals ended a 28-season drought, the second longest in baseball history, en route to a World Series loss. This season is more of the same. The Mets and Cubs are ending 8 and 6-season droughts respectively; this will be the Mets first playoff berth since blowing divisional leads to the Phillies in back-to-back seasons. And north of the border, the Toronto Blue Jays will be in the postseason for the first time since Joe Carter walked off the Phillies to win the World Series in 1993.   Continue reading