- Tom Verducci on Joe Girardi’s dismissal is a must read. The role of the manager has changed so much these last few years that Girardi, who was the right man for the job in 2008, is no longer the right man in 2018.
- Katie Baker on Alex Rodriguez’s image rehab is also a must read. A-Rod is so good as a television analyst, isn’t he? He is also apparently a big goofball behind the scenes. Alex should manage the Yankees. That’d be fun. Chaotic, but fun.
- Sam Miller explains why you should root for the underdog Dodgers. Yes, they have a massive payroll and are the best team in baseball, but several players on the roster have overcome long odds to get where they are right now.
Friday: Here is an open thread for the night. The Dodgers and Astros will resume the World Series with Game Three (8:20pm ET on FOX), plus the Knicks, Nets, and Devils are all playing as well. Talk about anything and everything here, just not religion or politics. Gets that outta here.
Saturday: Once again, here is the open thread. The Dodgers and Astros will play Game Four of the World Series tonight (8:20pm ET on FOX), and you’ve also got all three local hockey teams in action and gobs of college football. You know how these open threads work by now, so have at it.
Sunday: Here is the open thread for the final time. Game Five of the World Series will be played tonight (8:20pm ET on FOX), plus there’s all the day’s NFL action as well as the Knicks and Nets. Go nuts.