Say what you will about the overall state of the newspaper industry, but the front page after a local team wins a championship is still pretty damn cool. Some examples celebrating the Red Sox’s victory, beginning with the Boston Globe:
Here’s the Boston Herald:
And here’s the Providence Journal:
For the flip side, here’s the St. Louis Post Dispatch:
Mark Feinsand of MLB.com reports that Colby Rasmus has agreed to a minor league deal with the Baltimore Orioles.
Rasmus, 31, played only 37 games with the Rays last year. The reason: the previous offseason he underwent surgery to repair his left hip labrum and his core muscle, and the hip continued to bother him throughout spring training. He began the season on the disabled list and made his debut on May 2, hitting .281/.318/.579 in 129 plate appearances before going back on the DL June 23. He’d never return, “stepping away” from the game in the words of the club, which placed him on the restricted list for the remainder of the season.