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Hall of Famer Joe Morgan has died at 77. The Tampa Bay Rays defeated the Houston Astros in game 1 of the ALCS Sunday 2-1. The ALCS bracket, schedule, and odds are here. For those still following along, here is the mega-game thread. Rays-Astros game 2 starts at 1:07 PDT. The Dodgers will be hosting NLCS drive-in viewing parties in the parking lot to their stadium. What could go wrong?
The White Sox seem to be cleaning house. Rick Renteria is out as Manager. Pitching Coach Don Cooper is also gone, although semantically speaking he may not have been fired. As for the preferred candidates to replace Renteria, they are apparently looking at Alex Cora or A.J. Hinch. Ozzie Guillen is not in the running. Fangraphs thinks there is a good chance Kim Ha-seong, the 25 year old shortstop about to be posted by the Kiwoom Heroes, is going to get paid pretty big money.