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Yankees' Sabathia stops Angels cold in opener, 4-1

CC Sabathia was really good. John Lackey wasn't. Ball game. -duck

Dodgers rally to pull even in NLCS 

The Dodgers won on a bases-loaded walk. Hey, I'll take it. -duck

O's on Deck: Arizona Fall League recap - Oct. 16

Josh Bell went 3 for 4 and some kid named Strasburg started. Never heard of him. -duck

Rick Dempsey, Dancing for the Arts

"MASN's Rick Dempsey has agreed to participate in the second annual "Dancing for the Arts" on Nov. 21 at the Residents' Club at Bulle Rock. It's a dancing competition and gala fundraiser that runs from 7 p.m. until midnight, and proceeds raised will help to build a Center for the Arts in Harford County." So many ways to go with this. Do I make fun of Rick Dempsey's dancing, or the idea of a cultural center in Harford County? Which one, which one... -duck

With front office staffed, Nationals turn to manager's job 

The Nationals realized they need a manager before Opening Day, and are probably going to name one. Maybe. -duck

FROM THE ARCHIVES - The Globe and Mail
40 YEARS AGO:  New York went out of its mind as the once lowly baseball Mets won the World Series from the Baltimore Orioles. An avalanche of ticker tape engulfed Manhattan moments after the Mets took the series by winning the fifth game 5-3. "Bee-oo-tee-ful," was the reaction from Shea Stadium to Staten Island, in an impromptu explosion of acclaim seldom if ever matched in the past. George Washington's statue across from the Stock Exchange suddenly was revealed with a Mets pennant stick in the outstretched right hand. Total strangers embraced, construction workers cheered from on high amid the bare bones of new office buildings, and cars stopped in traffic were rocked by passersby. -zk

Orioles bid concessions at Camden Yards - Baltimore Business Journal:
The Baltimore Orioles are bidding out the food and beverage concessions contract at Oriole Park at Camden Yards for the first time in the ballpark’s 17-year history. Aramark’s 15-year deal with the Orioles ended in 2007 and the two sides have since worked on a year-by-year contract. But the club is now taking bids to see what other options are out there, team spokesman Greg Bader said.  -zk

One more loss! One more loss which could've been a win! And you call yourselves professionals. I have never, ever seen a worse group of twenty-five players! You don't think as a team, you don't play as a team, you don't even LOSE as a team! You've all got your heads so far up your Open Thread, you can't even see the light of day!