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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.

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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Diamonds in the Desert

I’ve just experienced Baseball Heaven: Four games in 4 days in the Arizona desert. Imagine Cactus League action filled with blue skies, green grass and game temperatures of 90 degrees at first pitch. Somebody please toss me an ice-cold beverage. … Continue reading

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KC Royals Takes The Crown

Congratulations to the Kansas City Royals – your 2015 World Champions. They were resilient – never say die. They were relentless – the comeback kids. Down 2-0 in the top of the 9th against Matt Harvey and somehow scored two … Continue reading

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World Series Prediction

Mets Will Mash the Royals in 5 Good pitching always beats good hitting. Madison Bumgarner proved that last year by clinching three of the four victories San Francisco needed to win the World Series against Kansas City. Now the Royals … Continue reading

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Can Cubs Go Back To The Future?

The last time the Cubs won the World Series was 1908. That’s 107 years ago for anyone counting. But hey – anyone can have a bad century! But can the Cubs break the Curse of the Billy Goat this year? … Continue reading

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