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About Mike

Mike Luery is an award-winning journalist with 25 years on TV and radio. Currently, he is the political reporter for KCRA-TV, the top-ranked station in Sacramento. This is Luery's second tour of duty with KCRA, where he was also a reporter from 1984 - 2000. In between, he was NBC's Capitol Bureau Chief in California and a reporter for CBS 13 in Sacramento. Luery lives in northern California with his wife Carol. Baseball Between Us is his first book.

Astros Are World Series Champs

For the first time ever, the Houston Astros are World Series champions, after beating the Los Angeles Dodges 5-1 in Game 7 of one of the most exciting Fall Classics in the modern era. The underdog Astros defied the odds … Continue reading

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Astros Top Dodgers in Greatest World Series Game Ever

Jose Altuve went deep for the Astros in the 10th.  So did Carlos Correa. And George Springer  won it in the 11th with a two-run home run: Springer Goes Deep after Yasiel Puig and Charlie Culbertson hit the ball out … Continue reading

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Are the Dodgers a Team of Destiny?

The 2017 World Series is special. It features two teams that each won 100+ games, for the fist time since 1970, when the Baltimore Orioles beat the Cincinnati Reds. As for predictions, I was wrong about the Indians, but right … Continue reading

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Playoff Predictions: Tribe Will Win It All

It’s October. Time for the the baseball playoffs and pennant fever. Ten teams are in, but only one will become the champion. Here’s my take on who gets to wear the World Series crown. AMERICAN LEAGUE: Wild Card:  Yankees beat … Continue reading

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All Tied Up After 88 Games

Robinson Cano’s home run in the top of the 10th propelled the American League to a 2-1 victory over the National League on Tuesday night in Miami. It was the Junior Circuit’s fifth consecutive victory over the Senior Circuit. The … Continue reading

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Rain delay helps Cubs reign over Indians

A 17-minute rain delay before the 10th inning gave the Cubs the break they needed to capture their first World Series crown since 1908.  Cubs right fielder Jason Hayward called a team meeting in the weight room (or should we … Continue reading

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Cubs Win! Cubs Win!

The Chicago Cubs are heading to the World Series for the first time since 1945. Kyle Henricks pitched a two-hitter and Aroldis Chapman shut the door in the 8th and 9th to preserve a 5-0 shutout over the Dodgers. The … Continue reading

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Postseason Predictions

Two fantastic finishes so far, featuring 3-run homers for the Blue Jays and the Giants in wins against the Orioles and Mets, respectively. I’m 2-0 in predictions thus far in postseason play, but maybe that’s just Wild Card luck.  Here … Continue reading

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Celebrating the Old and the New

David “Big Papi” Ortiz made history on Wednesday night, hitting his 30th home run of the season – becoming the oldest player to do so in Major League Baseball. At age 40, Ortiz has 40 doubles and also 100 Runs … Continue reading

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How To Make Baseball Better

When it comes to baseball, I’m a traditionalist. So I’m not keen on Sports Illustrated’s Tom Verducci’s suggestions to change the rules by adding bonus batters and lowering the mound by two inches to pump up run production – see … Continue reading

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