Tony Reali and the national panel cover Jake Arrieta being thrown at intentionally, the Louisville basketball scandal, how concerning the Matt Barnes/Derek Fisher fight should be and more.
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Dan Le Batard, Papi and Bomani Jones discuss the Pirates-Cubs bench clearing game, the Dolphins firing the defensive coordinator, the Derek Fisher /Matt Barnes conflict and Frank Thomas joins the show.
Sean Rodriguez tweeted an apology for his actions in Wednesday night's bench-clearing scuffle and added an apology to the cooler he pummeled in the Pittsburgh Pirates' dugout after his ejection.
Commissioner Rob Manfred says reseeding playoff teams after the wild-card games is "an idea worth talking about" but added that postseason changes are unlikely.
Already looking forward
If you live in Pittsburgh, you're probably ready to put 2015 behind you. In that case, it's never too early to start prepping your fantasy wishlist for 2016. Who's the Pirate you should aim for in the first round? Early top 25 in 2016 (Insider)
When the Pirates' Tony Watson plunked Cubs ace Jake Arrieta in Wednesday's NL wild-card game, the two teams nearly came to blows.
Mike Greenberg and Mike Golic discuss the Cubs' victory over the Pirates in the NL wild card game with Jayson Stark and Ryan Dempster. Plus, Michael Smith, Jemele Hill, Jalen Rose and Myles Jack join the show.
Tony Kornheiser is joined by Gary Braun and Howard Fineman to discuss the Cubs' victory over the Pirates and politics. Plus, Week 5 NFL picks with James Carville and Ron Jaworski.
As Jim Bowden notes, the Pittsburgh Pirates are already in pretty good shape to contend again in 2016, but he does offer offseason objectives.
How Jake Arrieta and the sorcery of Joe Maddon propelled Chicago over the Pirates.
ESPN MLB Insider Jayson Stark covers a brilliant performance by Jake Arrieta in the Cubs' NL wild-card victory over the Pirates, the clearing of the benches and the effectiveness of the playoff format.
It was another one-and-done postseason appearance for the Pirates, who put up little resistance in a wild-card defeat to Jake Arrieta and the Cubs.
Pittsburgh trailed Chicago 4-0 in the top of the seventh when reliever Tony Watson threw an inside fastball that hit ace Jake Arrieta on the thigh.
Rapid reaction from the Pittsburgh Pirates' 4-0 loss to the Chicago Cubs in the NL wild-card game.
The Cubs' ace continued the dominating stretch that ended the regular season. Here's a look at how he dominated and how his defense assisted.
Behind ace Jake Arrieta, the Chicago Cubs mixed artistry with a rumble to put away the Pirates, win the NL wild-card game and end their 12-year postseason drought.
Pirates fall again in wild-card game
Pittsburgh was shut out at home in the NL wild-card game for the second straight year (Madison Bumgarner last year). It was the Pirates' fourth straight postseason loss, matching the longest streak in franchise history.
Jake Arrieta allowed four hits in nine dominant innings and the Chicago Cubs rolled to a 4-0 win over the Pittsburgh Pirates in the NL wild-card game on Wednesday night.
Arrieta guides Cubs to wild-card win
Jake Arrieta went the distance, fanning 11 in a stellar performance in the Cubs' 4-0 win over the Pirates. Kyle Schwarber brought the offense with a homer and three RBIs. Box score
Cubs three outs away from advancing
With a 4-0 lead heading to the bottom of the ninth, Jake Arrieta is back out to try and finish off the Pirates. Arrieta has 11 strikeouts and four hits allowed on 103 pitches. Andrew McCutchen will lead off for Pittsburgh. Follow live