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Scully, Sandi,
154
–56

Scully, Vin,
64
,
291
n

daily routine of,
154
–56

NLCS and,
218

Puig and,
153
–56,
162
,
197

during regular season,
111
,
153
–56,
162

Robinson’s race with,
153
–54

Scutaro, Marco,
177

Seager, Corey,
108
,
272

Seattle Mariners,
75
–76,
91
,
142
,
159
–60,
287
n

Securities and Exchange Commission,
33

Seibu Lions,
75

Selig, Bud,
28
,
31
,
285
n

ousting McCourt and,
21
,
25
–27

Sellers, Justin,
82
,
92
,
178

Shaikin, Bill,
285
n
,
292
n

Shakespeare, William,
187

Shpunt, Vladimir,
285
n

Silverman, Matthew,
268

Simmons, Andrelton,
210
,
215

Smart, J. D.,
66
–67,
79

Smoltz, John,
46
,
206

Soler, Jorge,
141
,
143
–44,
168

SooHoo, Jon,
3
,
303
n

spin rates,
276

Sports Illustrated
,
124

Stafford, Matthew,
8
,
72
–73

Stanton, Giancarlo,
169
,
200
,
287
n

Steinbrenner, George,
95
–97

Sternberg, Stuart,
268

Stewart, Dave,
99
,
251
,
256

Stow, Bryan,
25
–26,
285
n

Street, Huston,
266

Stults, Eric,
152
–53,
157

Sunkin, Howard,
26

Tampa Bay Rays,
75
,
290
n

Crawford’s career with,
54
–56

Friedman and,
176
,
267
–70,
275
,
299
n

organizational trust of,
176

during regular season,
196
–97

trading of,
265
–66

in World Series,
55
,
176

Taveras, Oscar,
261
,
263

Texas Rangers,
10
,
222
,
265
,
285
n
–87
n

Thomas, Frank,
121

Time
,
16

Time Warner,
34
–35

Tomas, Yasmany,
168

Torre, Joe,
65
,
74
,
178

Kemp and,
44
,
120
,
123
,
180

Mattingly and,
45
,
91
,
97
–99,
123
,
235

Torres, Jaime,
141

Towers, Kevin,
167
–68

Trammel, Alan,
171

Trout, Mike,
10
,
148
–49,
163

Trumbo, Mark,
66

Tucker, Josh,
156

Tulowitzki, Troy,
186

Turner, Ted,
28
,
47

Twitter,
5
–6,
156
,
202

Uggla, Dan,
186

Upton, B. J.,
208

Upton, Justin,
216
,
296
n

Urias, Julio,
299
n

Uribe, Juan,
82
–84,
178

celebrations of,
216
–17

contract of,
83
,
215
,
288
n

Kemp and,
84
,
164
–65,
249

NLCS and,
217
,
220
,
227

NLDS and,
215
–17,
282
n

popularity of,
83
–84,
111
,
217

Puig and,
165
,
181
–82,
241
,
248

during regular season,
82
–83,
111
,
164
–65,
215
,
248
–49,
253
,
260
,
277

USA Today
,
57
,
74
,
284
n
,
294
n

Valentin, John,
257

Valentine, Bobby,
51
,
53
,
289
n

Valenzuela, Fernando,
21
,
164
,
180
–81

Vanity Fair
,
20

Van Slyke, Andy,
128
–29

Van Slyke, Scott,
128
–29,
152
,
253
,
256

Venable, Will,
157

Vincent, Roger,
282
n
–83
n

Volquez, Edinson,
177

Wacha, Michael:

NLCS and,
224
–27,
231
–34,
260

NLDS and,
260

Wainwright, Adam,
135
,
228
–29,
231
,
261

Wallach, Tim,
99
,
163
,
176
,
222
,
248

Walter, Kimbra,
36

Walter, Mark,
29
–36,
192
–93

Colletti and,
40
,
58
,
139

comparisons between McCourt and,
35
–36

in dealings with press,
35
,
51
,
53

Dodgers’ acquisition and,
29
–34,
36
,
41

Dodgers’ finances and,
33
–35,
58
,
168
,
268

Dodgers’ TV deals and,
34
–35

Friedman and,
269

Gonzalez and,
50
–51,
53
,
57
–58,
269

Kasten’s relationship with,
46
–48,
50
–51,
53

Kershaw and,
7
,
70
,
79
,
243

Mattingly and,
176
,
228
,
237

players’ contracts and,
58
,
70
,
144
,
189
,
243
,
269

Puig and,
144
,
249
,
269

Ramirez and,
189
,
243

Walter, Samantha,
36
,
228

Ward, Turner,
170

Washington Nationals,
29
,
46
,
190
–91,
224
,
251

Watson, De Jon,
136
,
272

Weaver, Earl,
127

Weaver, Jeff,
8

Webster, Allen,
53
,
290
n

Wells, David,
116

Werth, Jayson,
285
n

White, Logan,
136
,
272

Kershaw and,
75
–77,
292
n

players’ contracts and,
144
,
299
n

Puig and,
141
–44,
151
,
162
,
299
n

Williams, Matt,
171

Williams, Shelden,
121

Williams, Ted,
122

Wilson, Brian,
295
n

contracts of,
200
,
259
,
266
,
288
n

Dodgers’ acquisition of,
199
–200

NLCS and,
229

during regular season,
200
,
259

release of,
271

in World Series,
200

Winfield, Dave,
95
,
194

Withrow, Chris,
167
,
210
,
259

Wood, Kerry,
252

World Baseball Classic (WBC),
118
,
161
,
187
–89

World Series,
1
–2,
10
,
13
,
16
,
21
,
102
,
196
,
203
–6,
211
,
219
,
227
,
232
,
236
,
246
,
269
,
278

A’s in,
169

Braves in,
47
,
206

Cardinals in,
2
,
134
,
217
,
222
,
235
,
238

Dodgers in,
59
,
84
,
88
,
91
,
169
,
209
,
216
,
280
,
304
n

Giants in,
77
,
115
,
200
,
231
,
251
,
272

Marlins in,
53
–54,
215

Rangers in,
222

Rays in,
55
,
176

Red Sox in,
2
,
18
–19,
238

Royals in,
260
,
272

Yankees in,
54
,
91

Wrigley Field,
13
,
29
,
64
–65,
258

Yahoo! Sports,
53
,
297
n

Yankee Stadium,
95
,
180

Youkilis, Kevin,
289
n

Young, Michael,
210
,
221
–23,
227

Zaidi, Farhan,
269
,
271
,
276

Zambia,
2
,
67

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