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Snake Bytes, 10/22: Happy Cubs Elimination Day! [Annual observance]

Back to the Future 2 lied to us!

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Diamondbacks News

Stottlemyre Leaves the Team - On the heels of the team's dismissal of pitching coach Mike Harkey, Mel Stottlemyre, Jr. was named to the post. Now it seems, he too will be leaving, in order to head home to the Pacific Northwest to be near his father, famed Yankees pitching coach Mel Stottlemyre, Sr. who is battling cancer.

It Happened Last Night

Blue Jays 7, Royals 1 - Toronto refused to go quietly, forcing a game six that will feature their ace, David Price, facing off against the Kansas City's Yordano Ventura on Friday..Recap

Mets 8, Cubs 3 - The eerie Back to the Future comparisons can now come to an end as the Chicago Cubs were swept in the NLCS by the New York Mets. Daniel Murphy continued his historic run, homering in his sixth consecutive playoff game. Recap

Other Fun

Cliff Pennington: Utility Infielder, Emergency Reliever -  Tuesday night saw Cliff Pennington become the first position player ever used as a pitcher in postseason play. As it turns out, the former Diamondback darling has a decent repertoire.

Edinson Volquez's Perfect Pitch - Edinson Volquez may have pitched so perfectly to Jose Bautista on Wednesday night that it altered the game in favour of the opposition.

Don Mattingly out as Dodgers manager - Tough crowd. I guess three consecutive division titles just wasn't good enough, though when your payroll is north of a quarter-billion dollars, more is clearly expected.