Morning Jolt: Yankees star upset on eve of playoffs

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Yankee star upset on eve of playoffs

A veteran of nearly 100 playoff games and owner of four World Series rings, Jorge Posada is not happy that he won't be starting Game 2 of the American League division series. A.J. Burnett clearly prefers pitching to backup catcher Jose Molina, and in making his first postseason start on Friday, the righthander will get his wish. "If A.J. is comfortable with Molina there's not much I can do," Posada said Tuesday after a workout at the Stadium, where he gave terse answers on the subject. "I just hope they go out there and win the game. That's all I've got to say." (New York Daily News)Comment

Favre passes on Twins first pitch

The Twins extended an invitation for Vikings QB Brett Favre to throw out the ceremonial first pitch for Tuesday's Twins-Tigers game, but it wasn't accepted. Instead, popular former Twin Jacque Jones did the honor. (St. Paul Pioneer Press)Comment

Baltimore exploring D.C. United move

Baltimore Mayor Sheila Dixon has written a letter to the Maryland Stadium Authority asking the agency to study the possibility of building a new soccer stadium for Major League Soccer's D.C. United. The letter, dated Sept. 30, asks the stadium authority to focus on building the stadium as part of a green mixed-use project with access to light rail, Interstate 95, Baltimore-Washington Parkway and the Camden Yards sports complex. (Washington Business Journal)Comment

Must-See Photo

The Twins celebrate their 12th inning win over the Tigers Tuesday in Minnesota, completing a late-season rush to win the A.L. Central. (Getty Images)

Must-See Video

James Johnson gets the Bulls trip to London off in smashing style.

Game To Watch

Joe Torre leads his Dodgers into the playoffs against a Cardinals franchise for which he won the MVP Award in 1971, 9:37 p.m. ET, TBS

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