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Puffing in the 2013 Baseball Playoffs

A Guide to Find a Place to Smoke in the MLB Playoff Cities
Alejandro Benes
Posted: October 1, 2013

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Okay, don't sleep on the A's. These young guys have a lot of mojo and a lot of speed and power. It's a pleasure to watch this team scrap. The question, as with every team in the postseason, is how well the pitching will hold up. The A's will play Detroit in the first round. I think it's a toss-up. The Tigers have the edge in pitching and have been hot, but the A's can beat you in a lot more ways than most teams. No intimidation factor here, and I'll pick the A's in five.

Boston, with the best record in the regular season, will play the Tampa Bay Rays after the Rays beat Texas last night in a one-game playoff to determine the wild card. Boston will beat the Rays, probably in four.

Boston likely beats Oakland to go to the World Series. Just a lot more experience on the Red Sox.

National League

The Braves play the Dodgers. St. Louis plays the wild card survivor, either Pittsburgh or Cincinnati. Either one beats the Cards. I pick the Dodgers over the Braves in five, but barel Matt Kemp is out for the playoffs and Andre Ethier is questionable. Still, the Dodgers have arguably the best two starters going in the playoffs. LA goes down to either the Pirates or the Reds in the NLCS.

The World Series

The winner of Pittsburgh versus Cincinnati travels to Boston for the home opener of the World Series. The weather will be bad during the whole series in both towns and the final game will be played in December at a neutral domed site, probably in Milwaukee. Okay, that last thing might be way off. Boston wins in six.

Where to Smoke in the Playoff Cities

American League Cities
Arlington, Texas

Perfecto Cigar Shop & Lounge

306 Lincoln Square
Arlington, TX 76011
(817) 277-9861

Arlington Cigar & Tobacco Club
827 N.E. Green Oaks Blvd.
Arlington, TX 76006
(817) 226-7441

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JOHN COOPER — PLEASANTON, CA, UNITED STATES,  —  October 1, 2013 4:17pm ET

For Oakland A's games, visit:
Ohlone Cigar Lounge
3370 Mowry Ave
Fremont, CA 94538

Edward Brandyberry — CORAOPOLIS, Pennsylvania, United States,  —  October 3, 2013 3:51pm ET

Another good place to smoke in Pittsburgh (especially if your lodging is in the Pittsburgh Airport area) is

The Smoke Stack
7305 University Boulevard
Moon Township, PA 15108
(412) 375-7627

This facility is 20 min from the stadium in good traffic and 40 min in heavy traffic. No minimum purchase to use the lounge. The store has over 400 facings and carries Cigar Aficionado.

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