Olney: Signs of trouble with Sabathia
Buster Olney, on CC Sabathia's demeanor after the Yankees clinched a playoff spot. “He didn’t seem happy. I wondered about that when I walked away from the interview. I just thought to myself, ‘I hope he’s doing OK.’”
'Get yourself right, big man, and be well'
Scott Van Pelt applauds CC Sabathia's decision to enter alcohol rehabilitation.
Behold the new Elvis Jabberdog Brownie
The Rangers are playoff-bound and have some aggressive food items for the postseason. This is a 2-foot brownie rolled in Rice Krispies crust, dipped in funnel cake batter and fried. It costs $26 and is presumably named after SS Elvis Andrus -- not Presley, though the singer might have approved.
Batting Champ's Texts Going To Wrong Guy
Dee Gordon just won the NL batting title. Joe Adel, though, is getting his congratulatory text messages. When your new number used to belong to an MLB star ...
Houston Astros @astrosbaseball
#Astros #WildCard Workouts at Yankee Stadium underway on a beautiful day in the Bronx. #Postseason starts Tuesday night at 7:08 pm CT on ESPN.
Los Angeles Dodgers @dodgers
Just clear up by Friday. Thanks.
Girardi hopes CC's choice helps others
Yanks manager Joe Girardi said starter CC Sabathia told him that he needed help battling alcoholism in Baltimore Sunday. "If CC is a guy who can step up in a situation like that, I hope it gives other people confidence to step up," Girardi said.
OTD: Bonds breaks McGwire's record
On Oct. 5, 2001, Barry Bonds broke Mark McGwire’s single season home run record when he crushed No. 71 of the season well over the right-center field wall.
Big showdown just one day away
Astros-Yankees gets MLB's postseason started Tuesday (8 p.m. ET on ESPN) with the AL wild-card game at Yankee Stadium. Alex Rodriguez helped the Yankees reach their first playoff game since 2012.
Cardinals, Jays top final Power Rankings
The Cardinals finished the regular season atop the Power Rankings in for 18 of the past 19 weeks. The only other team to lead the way in that time: the Blue Jays, who moved up to No. 2. The Pirates, Cubs and Royals round out the top 5. Power Rankings
Molina to try and play with splint
Cardinals C Yadier Molina met with a specialist that told him his ligament injury wasn't healed but the catcher plans to play in the NLDS while wearing a splint on his left thumb.
Gordon Edes ESPN Staff Writer
I asked the bearded Dallas Keuchel how recognized he is on the streets of midtown Manhattan. "The autograph seekers definitely know who I am. And that kind of gets tiring after a while. I mean, I prefer to go unnoticed. I don't have the beard to be noticed. It's just I can't let it go right now. But Manhattan is so big, I'm just another Joe."
Gordon Edes ESPN Staff Writer
In his first game in Yankee Stadium (the old one), in 1998, Astros manager A.J. Hinch, then 24, went 3 for 4 in a game started by David Cone. Five days earlier, Hinch collected his first big league hit, also off Cone. "A Yankee name has been on my favorite ball," says Hinch. "New York's a big stage, especially for a guy from Oklahoma."
Andrew Marchand @AndrewMarchand
Alex Rodriguez was entertaining, as always. He said that Carlos Correra is one of the greatest SS of all-time.
Jim Bowden ESPN Insider
AL Wild Card Game Pitchers: This year Dallas Keuchel vs #Yankees 16IP 9H 0R 0ER 1 BB 16SO and Masahiro Tanaka vs #Astros 5IP 7H 6R 6ER 2BB 5SO #WildCard
Cashman: Organization supports Sabathia
Yanks GM Brian Cashman addressed the media about pitcher CC Sabathia checking himself into an alcohol rehabilitation center: "Everybody really from the Yankees organization, from ownership on down, teammates, coaches, manager, front office, ownership are supporting CC."
Angels retaining manager Mike Scioscia
Angels owner Arte Moreno announced that Scioscia would return for his 17th season with the team, one day after L.A. narrowly missed out on the postseason. The Angels have made the playoffs once in their last six seasons.
Jayson Stark @jaysonst
Game 3-4-5 times for the NLDS haven't been announced yet. Should be set Friday or Saturday.