• New labor deal means baseball will have to find all kinds of new ways to annoy their fans. We have faith in them. [Associated Press]
• The Kenny Rogers only scuffs balls at home theory? Doesn't make a lot of sense. [Baseball Prospectus]
• Hey, someone noticed that this World Series is halfway interesting. Thanks. [SI.com]
• What effect does cold weather really have on pitching, anyway? [Hardball Times]