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It's World Series gameday: Links to our coverage and a chance to make your pick

Finish line
The finish line of the Boston Marathon. Oct. 22, 2013.

 

By Mike Harrington

BOSTON -- Yes, the World Series starts tonight but it's hard for anyone here to forget how the Boston Marathon ended here in April (the shot above is the finish line taken yesterday, still painted on Boylston Street). The Red Sox have been a rallying point for the city all summer and into the fall and those feelings never go away when you see the "Boston Strong" logo on the Green Monster and mowed into the center field grass at Fenway Park.

Here's a look at today's stories:

SugarBoston Strong is a lifestyle now in the wake of the April bombings at the finish line of the Boston Marathon and the Red Sox are a big reason why. Among interviews with players and manager John Farrell that were done yesterday, I also visited the quaint candy store (right) that was the Ground Zero-like location for the first blast. 

Things ended badly for John Farrell in Toronto but the former Bisons player and Cleveland farm director has been a new sheriff in Boston, serving as a strong leader through the tough times of April and leading the Red Sox back to October glory. 

If you missed any of our blogs yesterday (where were you?), we've got a good recap of the day's chatter in our World Series notebook. 

I made my pick and it's Cardinals in six. You can click on the link to see why. Hall of Fame writer Bob Elliott of the Toronto Sun polled the press room yesterday and was kind enough to include me in his list of writers' picks on the series. They're pretty much all over the map. 

Be sure to keep an eye on my Twitter feed, where you'll probably get some links to a few Vines like we had yesterday. Here's an example of one. 

Now it's your turn. Who's winning this thing? Vote below

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Mike Harrington

Mike Harrington

Mike Harrington, a Canisius College graduate who began his career as a News reporter in 1987, has covered the Buffalo Bisons since 1992 and Major League Baseball since 1995. A member of the Baseball Writers' Association of America, Harrington has reported on more than 30 MLB postseason series — including every game of the World Series in this century — and all three of the Bisons' championship runs in their modern era. He is a connoisseur of the famous Stadium Mustard at Cleveland's Progressive Field.

@BNHarrington | mharrington@buffnews.com


Amy Moritz

Amy Moritz

Amy Moritz, a native of Lockport, has covered the Bisons for The Buffalo News since 2002. She has a bachelor’s degree in journalism/mass communication from St. Bonaventure University and a master’s degree in humanities from the University at Buffalo. An endurance athlete, she has completed several triathlons, half marathons and marathons.

@amymoritz | amoritz@buffnews.com

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