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Yoenis Cespedes

Yoenis Cespedes got a cortisone injection, should be OK for the World Series

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Mets outfielder Yoenis Cespedes left Wednesday’s NLCS Game 4 in the middle of the second inning due to shoulder soreness. He had a cortisone injection in his left shoulder yesterday, however, and the Mets expect him to be ready for the World Series starting on Tuesday.

Cespedes was not at today’s voluntary workout at Citi Field, but manager Terry Collins says: waxed optimistic. He also added that, contrary to what some people have implied, Cespedes did not hurt his shoulder playing golf. Rather, he likely did it on a swing of the bat.

World Series schedule announced

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No surprises here, considering we’ll either have two Eastern Time teams or an Eastern and a Central.

All of the games will start at 8:07PM Eastern. The air time of the pregame show you’re really going to want to ignore will vary depending on whether there’s football or not. All of it, of course, will be on Fox:

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The New York Times ran a 1908-style game story of NLCS Game 4

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This is pretty fantastic.

The New York Times ran an NLCS Game-4 game story in their print edition in the style of turn-of-the-century newspapers. Old font, old story structure, black-and-white pictures and the whole deal. Read it all here, in newspaper, as opposed to web, form.

It’s both fun and, I must say, quite enjoyable. It harkens back to the day when a game story was basically a game novella. Made possible, in part, by the fact that the games ended at 2:30 in the afternoon, giving scribes all day and evening before deadline.

These days if you want long baseball writing, free from the tyranny of strict, low word counts you gotta go to the Internet.