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4:15 PM ET, October 18, 2009

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Alden Gonzalez / MLB.com:
Stadium open to fans for Game 3  —  Public invited into Great Hall with Yankees in Anaheim  —  Yankee Stadium won't be the site of Game 3 of the American League Championship Series on Monday.  But that doesn't mean it will be empty.  —  The Yankees announced on Sunday that they will open …
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New York Times:
Yankee Stadium Will Be Open to Fans for Game 3  —  Game 3 of the American League Championship Series will be played at Yankee Stadium, at least on television.  —  The Yankees announced Sunday that they will open the stadium field level, along with the Great Hall, on Monday afternoon …
Discussion: The Yankee Universe
Marc Carig / New Jersey Online:
NY Yankees pull off 4-3, 13-inning victory over L.A. Angels in Game 2 of ALCS … NEW YORK — They battled cold.  They battled rain.  They battled themselves.  And it appeared so many times that it would be too much for the Yankees.  —  Instead, at 1:07 a.m. early Sunday morning …
Bob Herbert / New York Times:
Pricing the Kids Out  —  The Yankees took the field …
Discussion: Mets Today
Mike Silva / Mike Silva's New York Baseball Digest:
Davidoff: Holliday Wants New York  —  According to Ken Davidoff Matt Holliday's top two choices this offseason are 1) Yankees and 2) Mets.  —  An anonymous agent told Jon Heyman that Holliday would command 7 years and $150 million dollars last month.  That is a lot of dough for someone …
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Ken Davidoff / Newsday:
Sunday reading: ALCS Game 2 review, and a Matt Holliday tidbit  —  Well, that was something, eh?  —  The very late night prompted the Yankees to cancel their workout in Anaheim, and that prompted me to push back my departure to Cally until tonight.  Gonna take the day to pack …
Duk / Yahoo! Sports:
Erick Aybar's footwork (or lack thereof) creates a giant gray area  —  It didn't end up being the most important play in the Yankees' classic 3-2 ALCS victory on Saturday night, but Erick Aybar's  —  non-tag of second base in the 10th inning definitely ranks as its oddest and most controversial highlight.
Dylan Hernandez / Los Angeles Times:
Dodgers pitcher Hiroki Kuroda wants to play fair  —  He wonders why he was fined last year for throwing at the Phillies, when Brett Myers started it.  —  Dodgers pitcher Hiroki Kuroda was fined $7,500 for sailing a pitch over the helmet of Shane Victorino in Game 3 of the NLCS last year against the Phillies.
Discussion: SPORTSbyBROOKS
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Ben Shpigel / New York Times:   In Baseball, Stuff Happens. Just Deal With It.
Scott Merkin / MLB.com:
Reds tap Price to fill staff vacancy  —  Pitching coach showed success in Arizona and Seattle  —  Reds president of baseball operations and general manager Walt Jocketty did not set a strict timetable to hire a new Major League pitching coach when he spoke about the topic on Monday …
Discussion: Better Off Red and Red Hot Mama
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Price excited to join Reds
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Associated Press:
Report: Kim Ng interviews for San Diego Padres' GM vacancy  —  SAN DIEGO — Kim Ng interviewed for the San Diego Padres' vacant general manager's job on Saturday, giving her another chance to become the first female GM in major league history.  —  Ng, the Los Angeles Dodgers' assistant general manager …
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Jon Heyman / Sports Illustrated:
Padres consider hiring first woman GM
Discussion: Dodger Thoughts
Michael Silverman / Boston Herald:
Bay watch to be revealing  —  Red Sox' value(s) system shall be tested  —  + Recent Articles + Recent Blog Entries + Email the Author  —  How the Red Sox [team stats] really view Jason Bay's worth and how they approach contract negotiations with him in the coming weeks will be one of the more revealing chapters of the offseason.
Discussion: MLB Rumors
Dan Shaughnessy / Boston Globe:
When the '89 Series left us all a little shaken  —  It was 20 years ago yesterday.  —  The first pitch of the third game of the World Series was less than a half-hour away when the earth moved.  For 15 seconds.  —  I was in the upper deck of Candlestick Park in the “auxiliary press area …
Phil Rogers / Chicago Tribune:
St. Louis Cardinals in bad spot with Albert Pujols  —  (Darron Cummings, Associated Press / October 9, 2009)  —  They control him 2 more years, but he can command salary they can't pay  —  On Baseball  —  When Albert Pujols went a career-worst 89 at-bats without a home run to end an MVP performance in 2009, it was shocking.
Discussion: tedquarters.net and Amazin' Avenue
Hartford Courant:
UConn Football Player Killed In Campus Stabbing  —  STORRS - Jasper Howard, a 5-foot-9, 174-pound starting cornerback on the UConn football team, died today after an on-campus stabbing.  —  According to multiple sources, Howard, 20, was reportedly was stabbed near the student union.
New York Post:
Find AL flyball pitchers off sub par 2009 seasons  —  I continue to believe the Mets have the wrong offseason plan.  —  They have discussed making a big splash, which translates to obtaining the kind of star that ownership thinks will motivate Mets fans to buy 2010 tickets.
Discussion: MetsBlog.com
 
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