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Your challenge: write the headline and the first sentence or two of the story that appears in this spot next year. Be as serious or as tongue-in-cheek as you want. Can we write plausible (or at least amusing) headlines and scenarios for all 30 teams?

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Rangers win first Series title in sweeping Cubs
Eric Hurley threw seven innings of three-hit shutout ball and Chris Davis homered twice as the Texas Rangers won their first championship in franchise history by sweeping Chicago's long-suffering Cubs in four consecutive 5-1 contests.
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Mike Green - Thursday, October 30 2008 @ 04:40 PM EDT (#193672) #
Rodriguez christens the new stadium with its first World Series triumph and then marries Madonna

Shortstop Alex Rodriguez thrilled a full house of Yankee fans in the inaugural year of the new stadium with 3 homers in a 10-1 shellacking of the Arizona Diamondbacks to seal the World Series for the Bombers 4 games to 1.  Rodriguez, who was so brilliant in the second half of the season after regular Derek Jeter was sidelined by a knee injury, celebrated the victory by marrying Madonna, who had sung the national anthem, at home plate after the game.  Jeter and companion Hillary Clinton were the best man and maid of honour respectively.
Dave Till - Thursday, October 30 2008 @ 11:24 PM EDT (#193684) #
Inexplicable meteorological phenomenon denies Cubs world title

When pinch-hitter Coco Crisp lofted a harmless fly ball to left field with two out in the ninth inning of last night's deciding game of the World Series, it looked like only an act of God would prevent the Cubs from finally earning the world championship that they had been denied since 1908. And an act of God is precisely what happened next: a bolt of lightning struck outfielder Alfonso Soriano as he settled under the ball, causing him to drop it. The two runners on base scored, turning a 4-3 lead into a 5-4 loss, and handing the Boston Red Sox their third title in six years.

While the sky was overcast, there had been no hint of rain and no previous signs of an impending thunderstorm. "When Soriano raised his arms to catch the ball, he became the tallest freestanding object in the immediate area," one mystified meteorologist said. "And lightning does tend to gravitate to the highest point in a given vicinity. Either that, or God hates the Cubs."

Soriano, fortunately, was not seriously hurt on the play, as his rubber cleats served as a ground.

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John Northey - Friday, October 31 2008 @ 12:47 PM EDT (#193696) #
Washington Does The Impossible
After a weird election where John McCain pulled off the biggest upset ever, the baseball team in Washington did the same with a sweep of Minnesota, which used to play in Washington. Elijah Dukes, after returning from a stint in prison mid-season, is declared the hero of Washington after hitting 3 home runs in the final game of the series.

Now that would be my nightmare.
Mike Green - Friday, October 31 2008 @ 02:09 PM EDT (#193699) #
My reference to Madonna and Hillary Clinton in the same paragraph has everything to do with the mangled song running through my head:

Springsteen, Madonna
Waiting for Obama

Sure it's not like "who would be the first to kiss under those Calle Johansons?"  or "Your love is like Brad Wilkerson" .

Mick Doherty - Friday, October 31 2008 @ 02:23 PM EDT (#193702) #
Is that a mangled Beach Boys Kokomo I spy? If not, what's the tune?
Mike Green - Friday, October 31 2008 @ 02:55 PM EDT (#193706) #
Bowling for Soup's 1985 with "way before Nirvana" replaced.
whiterasta80 - Friday, October 31 2008 @ 04:49 PM EDT (#193710) #

Home sweet home as Diamondbacks win Game 7

The Arizona diamondbacks defeated the Tampa Bay Rays in game 7 of the world series when Orlando Hudson and Justin Upton scored in the bottom of the 9th on a Steven Drew double. Trailing 1-0 going into the bottom of the 9th the Diamondbacks took full advantage of their home field (earned by virtue of the National League winning the All star game for the first time since 1997) and plated a pair of runs off of Rays starterDavid Price. The Diamondbacks got wins from 4 separate starting pitchers in the series with Brandon Webb, Dan Haren, Randy Johnson, and their surprise winter free agent signing AJ Burnett.

ANationalAcrobat - Friday, October 31 2008 @ 08:23 PM EDT (#193714) #
Ramirez Leads Jays to Title

Jays triumphant in their first playoff appearance in 16 years, as groundballer Horacio Ramirez wins games 1 and 5 to pick up World Series MVP honours.

topherkris - Sunday, November 02 2008 @ 02:58 PM EST (#193749) #
...and the winner is: major league baseball

After dismissing with the Chicago Cubs and the New York Mets, the Los Angeles Dodgers bested the New York Yankees in what many are calling the most exciting game seven in the history of sport. Clocking in at just under 2 and a half hours, this 14 inning marathon had everything a fan could desire. 

"When they told me they'd be limiting time between pitches and innings, I regarded the idea as ludacris.  When they told me that this would allow them to serve alcoholic beverages after the 7th inning, I celebrated" commented one of the many Hollywood stars in attendance to watch their Dodgers win the World Series.

Many of the Sportsbooks had the Yankees as slight favourites behind their two come from behind  series victories over Boston and the Chicago White Sox. Fox has renewed their MLB playoff contract, and extended their regular season deal until 2060 at an undisclosed amount.

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