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Valentine: Great Series was great for baseball As Mets manager Bobby Valentine wraps up his analysis of the 2001 World Series, he discusses the various managerial moves, asks what happened to the Yankee bats, and describes what he considers poetic justice. More>
Smith: Yanks will be back... count on it The World Series trophy finally rests somewhere other than New York for the first time in three years, but that's likely only a temporary thing. MLB.com's Paul C. Smith writes that all the ingredients are in place for Roger Clemens (right) and the Yankees to be right back in the hunt again in 2002 and beyond. More>
Mayo: D-Backs end Yankee dynasty It's always sweet to win a championship. But for the Diamondbacks, this title is doubly sweet because they beat the three-time defending World Series champs. MLB.com's Jonathan Mayo checks in with the new champions, and notes that the veterans from Arizona have plenty of respect for the guys they knocked off. More>
Browne: As Rivera goes, so go Yanks It was never really any secret -- Mariano Rivera (right) has been the key to the Yankees' incredible run of World Series titles. That is why it was all so utterly shocking when it was over and the Yankees weren't the world champs. It wasn't so much that the Diamondbacks won the game by a 3-2 score. It was how they won. More>
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