• null null Baseball null Want to know the secret to winning in October? Don’t make mistakes. That’s the simple truth, the essential element of playoff baseball.  Do. Not. Make. Mistakes.Before the playoffs started, I asked David Ross, who was part of two World Series winners (Boston 2013, Cubs 2016), what he thought was the secret to winning in October. He started off talking about momentum and starting pitching and how bullpens play such a huge role in today’s game. And then he paused for a moment and spoke the most basic truth.  BENDER: Cleveland's magical momentum points toward bigger moment“The one thing I’ll tell you is every detail matters in the playoffs. Every mistake is magnified," he said. "Nine times out of 10, the team that plays the cleanest game, without mistakes, is going to be the one that comes out ahead in a series, and in the playoffs in general.”Mistakes negate pregame advantages. Mistakes erase in-game leads. Mistakes are stunning and heartbreaking. Most of the time, when we think of playoff mistakes, we think of the players. We think[......]

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