We think The Little Girl might’ve popped a tube out of her ear yesterday, so she’s headed to the doctor’s office with me this morning. They’re designed to come out eventually, but she’s been under the weather anyway, so we might as well give her a tune-up.
- The Mesa Solar Sox won again yesterday, clinching the East Division in the Arizona Fall League. They’ll play in a championship game on Saturday (on MLBN! at 2pm CT), and then that’s all she wrote for the league. Kris Bryant was 1-3 with two walks and Jorge Soler was 2-5.
- Albert Almora was pulled early from the Solar Sox’s game yesterday, but no one’s yet quite sure why. Bernie Pleskoff was in attendance and said he did see Almora talking to the trainer, but that it didn’t look like anything serious.
- Speaking of Almora, the Smokies Radio Network interviewed him about his AFL experience and about the lengths he’d go to get to the big leagues.
- Theo Epstein told the Boston Herald that he had mixed emotions about the Red Sox’s World Series title this year. How could there not be? There will always be a portion of Epstein’s heart that resides in Boston, and he played a huge part in that team’s success, even if he’d been gone for two years. I imagine he was also happy to see Boston rebound after the disastrous 2012, which many folks laid at Epstein’s feet.
- Brian Cashman spoke with Patrick Mooney about the Joe Girardi process, saying that he never really thought Girardi would leave. And it sounds like things played out exactly like we thought they did: Cashman wasn’t going to allow Girardi to talk to other teams until either his contract expired or he told the Yankees definitively that he wanted out. That was the right approach for the Yankees to take, and Girardi ultimately got to stay where he wanted to stay.
- Jesse Rogers ably takes down Scott Boras’s comments ripping Cubs ownership the other day for failing to spend big.
- A beautiful picture of Wrigley Field at night … and day, over at the BN Facebook page.