— Dusty Baker has been fired as manager for the Cincinnati Reds. Jon Heyman of CBS Sports claims that Baker dared the GM to fire him. Voila!
— Alex Rodriguez has sued MLB for “…buying the cooperation of Biogenesis founder Tony Bosch to further a “witch hunt” to push him out of the game permanently…”
— Former San Francisco Giant Jack Clark has been sued by Albert Pujols for allegations of steroid use.
— From Rays pitcher David Price: “To all sox fans I just signed for in the downpour of rain…you better cheer for me in the intros…you can boo me tomorrow”
NL Division Series: Pittsburgh Pilates v. St. Louis Ordinals – 10:07 am pst/MLB Network
AL Division Series: Tampa Bay Rays v. Boston Red Sox – 12:07 pst/TBS
NL Division Series: Lost Angeles Booooodgers v. Mylanta Braves – 3:07 pst/TBS
AL Division Series: Detroit Tiggers v. Oaktown A’s – 6:37 pst/TBS
NL Division Series: Pittsburgh Pilates v. St. Louis Ordinals – 2:07 pst/TBS
NL Division Series: Lost Angeles Boooodgers v. Hotlanta Braves – 5:37 pst/TBS
Thursday Night Football: Buffalo Bills v. Cleveland Browns – 5:25 pst/NFL Network
Opening Night: Vancouver Canucks v. San Jose Sharks – 7:00 pst/CSN Bay Area
San Francisco 49er News:
Donte Whitner has filed papers to legally change his name to Donte Hitner, partially in response to the numerous monetary fines he has accrued during this football season. It was a campaign he began on yesterday as he flooded Twitter with various fan-submitted Hitner slogan.
— The Chicago Cubs are going to make a serious effort to get Joe Girardi. (source: Eastern Sports Poker Network)
— Robinson Cano and his new agency (you know, the JayZ one) is said to be seeking a new deal in excess of $300 million.
MLB AL Wild Card: Tampa Bay Rays v. Cleveland Indians – 5:07 pst/TBS
— Per MLB Trade Rumors, Astros owner Jim Crane vows to spent more money to turn the ballclub “around”.
Retirement Notices: Tod Helton – Colorado Rockies; Davey Johnson, manager Washington Nationals; Darren Oliver, Toronto Blue Jays; Mark Kotsay, San Diego Padres. (source: MLB Trade Rumor Rumors)
MLB AL Wild Card Tiebreaker: Tampa Bay Rays v. Texass Rangers – 5:07 pst/TBS
Monday Night Football: Miami Dolphins v. New Orleans Aints – 5:40 pst/Eastern Sports Poker Network