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Who will emerge as this year’s David Freese? Eric Gay/AP Photo

The psychology of the clutch athlete

What makes someone more likely to succeed when the lights shine brightest?
Sam Sianis, owner of the Billy Goat Tavern in Chicago, on the field prior to a 1984 National League playoff game. AP Photo

The World Series of the Apocalypse?

No team in sports has inspired better literature than the hapless Chicago Cubs. The oeuvre includes a little-known tale by W.P. Kinsella: 'The Last Pennant Before Armageddon.'

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