Mr. Holland's Opus Applesauce: The Guy with the brostache joins the party, Pujols shouldn't talk to the Media, Juan Lagares murders baseballs for fun

That mustache deserves a standing ovation (Photo by Tom Pennington/Getty Images)


Meet the Mets

Mark Simon continues his look at the 1986 Mets World Series run with Game 5, the prologue to awesomeness.

Toby Hyde checks in on the Mets batters in the AFL. Juan Lagares just keeps hitting, and Jefry Marte is doing a nice job against higher level competition.

And just a reminder that it is AAOP time, so if you haven't already figured out a way for the 2012 Mets to win the World Series, you better get cracking!

There is only one #frenchtober

Derek Holland tossed 8+ shutout innings to get the Rangers back even with the Cardinals in the Fall Classic. Fangraphs breaks down Holland's gem. On the other side of the plate,  Mike Napoli did Mike Napoli things, despite Ron Washington batting him eighth(?!) in the line-up.

It's okay, though, since Tony LaRussa now has no clue what he is doing. Ah, one game sample sizes. Somehow the Cardinals didn't score 16 runs again. That might have been part of the problem.

Tom Verducci discusses entropy and chaos theory. Shouldn't this really be a TED talk? He could have just said momentum is the next day's starting pitcher or something.

Game 5 could be CJ Wilson's last start as a Ranger.

The Hardball Times takes a look at the Top 10 Postseason Series of all time. Kind of surprising choice for number one, but after I read the entry and then immediately had a few drinks, it all made sense. Also kind of interesting that both the 1986 Championship Series make the top 20, but the World Series doesn't.

Around MLB

Joe Torre is looking to become the Eliot Ness of MLB, or the Temprance League, one of the two. But seriously, why won't someone think of the children? Theo, meanwhile, took out an ad thanking the Red Sox, because that is what you do nowadays.

Selig is ready to intervene in the Cubs/Sox Theo talks if they don't reach a decision soon. Well, given Selig's problem solving methodology, somehow this will result in the the Red Sox getting Matt Garza and the NL getting homefield advantage in the World Series. He's a decider!

Bud did give Ken Griffey, jr a nice award before Game 4, though.

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