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Wednesday, October 22, 2003
Mussina pitches Yankees to Game 3 win. (Yahoo!)

Larry Mahnken: "If the Marlins had won last night, I might see them as having a chance to win this series, but I still think the Yankees would have won. Now, they have to rely on two hittable righties and a lefty who doesn't scare the Yankees to do what they couldn't do tonight, and win two of three just to get the series back into Josh Beckett's hands. I just can't see that happening. Really, I think they'd be lucky just to get this back to New York." (Replacement Level Yankees Weblog)

Prospectus Triple Play: Red Sox, Reds, Padres. "The 2003 Red Sox were a team with no significant down seasons among the starting lineup, and four out of nine having career or fluke years. While the offense will still be a strength in 2004, it can not be expected to carry the team the way it did in 2003, and Theo Epstein should give some careful consideration to who may be at the peak of their trade value (or more accurately, the peak of their gap between their perceived value and actual value)." (Baseball Prospectus)

Bruce Markusen's Cooperstown Confidential for October 21. A look back at Orlando Cepeda's rookie season. (Baseball Primer)

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