NY Mets’, Scott Linehan’s Seasons End Too Soon

• The New York Mets are out of the playoff picture, thanks to a late-season swoon. This is not a repeat.

Scott Linehan Mets fans

• Not Ram tough: Scott Linehan is given the St. Louis toodle-oo.

• Don’t call it a comeback: Shawn Kemp goes AWOL from his Italian b-ball club, blames it on Hurricane Ike.

• Hard to tell which was more painful to watch - Anquan Boldin taking a hit to the helmet, or the Jets’ Titan-ically terrible throwback duds.

• The Brewers’ season-ending run was exciting enough to make you tinkle in your trousers. But make sure you don’t sing “Go Cubs Go!” at Miller Park.

• Yo, Adrian - New Sixer Elton Brand buys one of Rocky Balboa’s houses.

• Brawn & brains: After one month into the college football season, Northwestern, Vanderbilt & Duke are a combined 12-1.

• The Rays have finally figured out who’s going to toss their postseason first pitches - Ryder Cup captain Paul Azinger & first-ever Rays employee John Higgins.

• Harvard coach Tommy Amaker might be turning his collegiate conference into the Poison Ivy League. Well, he did beat Michigan last year.

Michael Phelps’ little disagreement with Dan Le Batard is now featured on the swimmer’s Facebook page.