It’s a quiet October for baseball in New York. The Sunday Baseball Beat looks at what the winter holds for the Yankees and Mets.
Sam Borden wonders why the Mets were in such a hurry to hire Jerry Manuel.
Congrats to Joe Torre, Don Mattingly and Larry Bowa for leading the Dodgers to a sweep of the Cubs and a berth in the National League Championship Series. Using a lineup that favored younger players over veterans and getting a near-perfect performance out of the bullpen, the Dodgers are in the NLCS for the first time since 1988.
Here’s how good life is for Torre these days: One of his horses, Trimaran, won a $50,000 race at Santa Anita on Friday. One of his two-year-olds, Vineyard Haven, won the $400,000 Champagne Stakes at Belmont on Saturday by nearly sixth lengths. Vineyard Haven is getting ready for the Breeders Cup Juvenile, which will be held Oct. 25 at Santa Anita.
That’s the same day as a possible Game 3 of the World Series at Dodger Stadium. Thanks to Big League Stew for pointing this out.
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