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The LCS, Ben Cherington, Yu Darvish and the collective-bargaining agreement

Sorry, this'll be brief. I'm flying to Milwaukee this morning so I can cover tonight's NLCS Game 6 at Miller Park.

--The Rangers eliminated the Tigers in ALCS Game 6 last night, advancing to their second straight World Series. What an amazing story Texas is. To come back after losing Cliff Lee to the Phillies? Pretty darn impressive.

--Back in 2009, I did a blog post titled "Managers I enjoy watching" - funny, I could've sworn that people posted comments about it _ and Tony LaRussa ranked near the top of my list. That's still the case; I look forward to seeing him in action tonight, trying to win the sixth pennant of his career. David Lennon wrote that La Russa's quick hook is working very well so far in this series.

--For my Sunday Insider, I wrote about Ben Cherington, Yu Darvish, Mike Napoli and the CBA talks. What I neglected to mention was the teams most likely to sign Darvish. I'd say Texas has to rank among the most likely suitors, and the Yankees have at least done their due diligence on him. Toronto reportedly also has interest.

--Have a great day.

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