Mike Bebernes
Monday October 14th, 2013

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Pregame Reads

  • Even after ten years, Steve Bartman remains an enigma, writes Paul Sullivan of the Chicago Tribune (paywall).
  • The New York Times' William Rhoden on the moral bankruptcy of the Redskins name.
  • Defensive lineman Johnny Jolly nearly lost everything to drug addiction. Andrea Kramer has the story of his return to football for NFL.com.


Starter

St. Louis Cardinals vs. L.A. Dodgers, 8:00p.m. (TBS)

It would probably behoove Yasiel Puig to take a little bit off of his swing as the series continues. Puig struck out four times in Saturday's game and looked like he was trying to end the Cuban embargo with each swing.


Reserves

NFL

Indianapolis Colts vs. San Diego Chargers, 8:40p.m. (ESPN)

The Chargers needed intervention from ESPN and a "consortium of sponsors" to help avoid a 9,000 ticket shortfall that would have resulted in the first blacked-out Monday Night Football game since 1999.

NHL

Detroit Red Wings vs. Boston Bruins, 1:00p.m.

Edmonton Oilers vs. Washington Capitals, 7:00p.m.

Minnesota Wild vs. Buffalo Sabres, 7:30p.m. (NBC Sports)

Buffalo is still winless coming into this matchup with the Wild, who themselves got their first win on Thursday. At least the Bills are... wait, never mind.

NBA Preseason

San Antonio Spurs vs. Denver Nuggets, 9:00p.m. (NBA TV)

The Nuggets got a visit from celebrity fitness instructor Billy Blanks. Not surprisingly, the skills one learns in a Tae Bo session don't exactly translate to the basketball court. Blanks does, however, appear to have a sweet defensive stance here.

Canadian Football

Winnipeg Blue Bombers vs. Montreal Alouettes, 1:00p.m. (ESPN3)

TV

WWE Monday Night Raw, 8:00p.m. (USA)

Basketball Wives, 9:00p.m. (VH1)


Birthdays

Lin Dan, Olympic Gold Medal Badminton Player, 30

Brandon Weeden, Cleveland Browns Quarterback, 30

Ryan Hall, Olympic Long Distance Runner, 31

Stephen A. Smith, ESPN Analyst, 46

Jim Rome, Sports Commentator, 49

Joe Girardi, New York Yankees Manager, 49Keith Byars, Former NFL Running Back, 50

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