Joe Girardi Will Not Be Fired

If you think the Mets just had a rough series with their chief division rival, visit River Avenue Blues to read the pain Yankees fans are feeling after getting swept by the Red Sox.

Despite the sweep, Pinstripe Alley announces that Joe Girardi won’t be fired.

Strangely enough, Josh Alper reports that the Subway Series is not a sellout. Go figure.

Phillies Nation has yet another take on the Raul Ibanez vs. bloggers ordeal. This one is a good read. Hat tip to isuzudude.

In a sort of related story, C.Trent Rosecrans writes about Chad Ochocinco exploiting the power of social media and making journalists and major media outlets look like fools. Apparently, it’s not only the bloggers in their basements who fail to fact-check and follow up.

Jon Weisman at Dodger Thoughts wonders if the public will — as they did with Manny Ramirez — implore Pablo Ozuna to apologize for his use of PEDs.

Joe Janish began MetsToday in 2005 to provide the unique perspective of a high-level player and coach -- he earned NCAA D-1 All-American honors as a catcher and coached several players who went on to play pro ball. As a result his posts often include mechanical evaluations, scout-like analysis, and opinions that go beyond the numbers. Follow Joe's baseball tips on Twitter at @onbaseball and at the On Baseball Google Plus page.