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9:20 AM ET, October 9, 2012

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George A. King III / New York Post:
Yankees annoyed at troopers asking for autographs in 9th  —  BALTIMORE — Two Maryland state troopers couldn't have picked a worse time to ask for autographs Sunday night.  —  In the top of the ninth inning of the Yankees' 7-2 win in Game 1 of the American League Division Series against the Orioles …
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Bill Pennington / New York Times:
On Baseball: Yankees Decide Not to Count on Their Power  —  They are the home run Yankees and everyone knows it, bashing their way to victories all season.  Daring base running and challenging the other team's defensive prowess have been rare.  Better to keep the bases as full as possible.
Discussion: Camden Chat
Reuters:
Ichiro Finds Comfort in New Role With the Yankees  —  BALTIMORE (Reuters) - Ichiro Suzuki loves playing for the New York Yankees so much that even getting jeered is music to his ears.  —  The future Hall of Famer no longer possesses the skills he had when he broke into the majors …
Discussion: Camden Chat
Patrick Saunders / Denver Post:
Rockies Mailbag: Is Dan O'Dowd GM for life in Colorado?  —  What's next for the Rox front office after Jim Tracy's departure?  —  Denver Post sports writers Troy E. Renck and Patrick Saunders post the Rockies Mailbag on every other week during the 2012-13 MLB offseason.
Discussion: On the Rox and MLB Rumors
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Associated Press:
Rockies' Tracy resigns following 98-loss season
Discussion: Amazin' Avenue and Yahoo! Sports
Mark Hale / New York Post:
Pettitte hints he'll be back with Yankees in 2013  —  BALTIMORE — It sounds very much like even if the Yankees lose this series, tonight will not be the last career start for Andy Pettitte.  —  Pettitte—who is scheduled to take the mound for tonight's ALDS Game 2 against the Orioles …
Andrew Keh / New York Times:
Cardinals 12, Nationals 4: Cardinals Pull Even as Hitters Put On a Show  —  ST. LOUIS — The home team's home runs are marked with short bursts of fireworks, and they were exploding again late Monday afternoon — pop, pop, pop, pop — to mark the demolition unfolding at Busch Stadium.
Discussion: Baseball Prospectus
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Bob Nightengale / USA Today:
Athletics, in 2-0 hole, not ready to kiss off season  —  7:47PM EST October 7.  2012 - DETROIT — It was the kiss seen ‘round the baseball world Sunday, leaving the Oakland Athletics fuming, the Detroit Tigers apologizing, and an Athletics’ star vowing revenge.
Discussion: HardballTalk and NESN.com
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TSN.ca:
Fister, Tigers try to take commanding lead against A's
Discussion: Athletics Nation
David Pinto / baseballmusings.com:
Playoffs Today  —  The Athletics and Tigers turn things around quickly …
Discussion: Brew Crew Ball
Associated Press:
Larsen perfect game uniform for sale  —  LITTLE FALLS, N.J. — Don Larsen has two grandchildren, one in college and the other a freshman in high school.  He wants to make sure they're taken care of.  He wants to make sure they complete their educations.  —  So, to help that cause …
Discussion: Over the Monster and NESN.com
msnbc.com:
Totals  —  2B: Was 1, B. Harper (1).  StL 3, A. Craig (1), D. Freese (1), P. Kozma (1).  —  3B: StL 1, J. Jay (1).  —  HR: Was 2, R. Zimmerman (1), A. LaRoche (1).  StL 4, C. Beltran 2 (2), A. Craig (1), D. Descalso (1).  —  HR Detail: Was, R. Zimmerman (Inning: 5 , 1 Out, 0 on) …
Discussion: Hardball Times
BP Prospect / Baseball Prospectus:
Monday Morning Ten Pack  —  Few players in the 20-year history of the Arizona Fall League have reported with as much buzz as Cincinnati Reds' prospect Billy Hamilton.  Coming off a season where he broke a minor league record by stealing 155 bases and having posted an overall .319/.418/.431 line between High …
Mark Newman / MLB.com:
Victorino joins TBS postseason studio crew  —  Dodgers outfielder Shane Victorino, a postseason fixture the last five years with the Phillies, will join TBS as a studio analyst Monday through Wednesday as part of the network's ongoing Division Series coverage.
T.R. Sullivan / MLB.com:
Retooling pitching staff on Texas' offseason to-do list  —  Club to build around Darvish, Harrison, Holland; Lewis, Feliz remain question marks  —  ARLINGTON — Josh Hamilton's free agency will be the most discussed issue facing the Rangers this offseason, but pitching is always a high priority for the organization.
 
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