WHAT THEY MIGHT BE DOING TODAY ...
Christian Ponder might be gaining the confidence of the purple faithful with a strong performance.
Sam Deduno might be continuing to confuse and amaze.
Tyrann Mathieu might be awfully bored today and every other day this fall.
The top five AL Cy Young candidates, from SI.com:
1. Justin Verlander, Tigers
2. David Price, Rays
3. Felix Hernandez, Mariners
4. Chris Sale, White Sox
5. Jake Peavy, White Sox
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QUOTE OF THE DAY
"We're anxious to get a deal done, but it has to get done that it's going to help us for the long term. It's not a short-term issue." -- NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell on the prospect of a new deal for officials.