Did the MLB make a million dollar payout to keep ARod out of the pinstripes? (Seth Wenig/AP)

Did the MLB make a multi-million dollar payout to keep A-Rod out of pinstripes? (Seth Wenig/AP)

With the MLB playoffs in full swing, the St. Louis Cardinals are giving everyone a run for their money with their postseason menu. What exactly are they cooking up? Will it be enough to power them through to the World Series? Can anything make Alex Rodriguez even more hated? Only A Game analyst Charlie Pierce weighs in on these questions and more.

Plus, Charlie makes his pick for Stanley Cup champion and tells us what LSU football coach Les Miles is using to prepare his team for the crowd at Mississippi State. Did you say “MORE COWBELL?”