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Travis Ishikawa's walk-off home run sends Giants to World Series
Travis Ishikawa's walk-off home run sends Giants to World Series

Ned Yost is in the World Series. Don Mattingly and Matt Williams can walk freely around their towns. In an October packed with managerial decisions gone wrong, the other guys are off the hook. Mike Matheny made the biggest blunder of the postseason Thursday, entrusting the ninth inning of an elimination game with a tie score to a starting pitcher who had not appeared in three weeks. "That's on me," Matheny said after the San Francisco Giants beat the St. Louis Cardinals, 6-3, to qualify for the World Series again. That was accountability, not regret. Matheny was not apologizing for his decision, at least not publicly. Matheny's Cardinals were eliminated from the...

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