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Tuesday’s Morning Mashup: Diamondbacks fire manager Chip Hale, GM Dave Stewart

10.04.16 at 8:07 am ET
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TUESDAY’S BROADCAST HIGHLIGHTS:
MLB wild card playoff: Orioles at Blue Jays, 8 p.m. (TBS)
WNBA playoffs: Sparks at Sky, 7 p.m. (ESPN2)
NBA preseason: Knicks at Rockets, 8 p.m. (ESPN)
NBA preseason: Clippers at Warriors, 10:30 p.m. (ESPN)
NHL preseason: Sabres vs. Hurricanes, 7 p.m. (OLN)

MONDAY’S RESULTS:
NFL: Vikings 24, Giants 10

AROUND THE WEB:

Chip Hale is out as Diamondbacks manager. (Joe Camporeale/USA Today Sports)

Chip Hale is out as Diamondbacks manager. (Joe Camporeale/USA Today Sports)

— After finishing the season close to the basement, the Diamondbacks have cleaned house.

Arizona fired manager Chip Hale and general manager Dave Stewart on Monday afternoon after the team finished the season with a dismal 69-93 record.

“We are very grateful to Dave and Chip, who are widely respected throughout the game of baseball,” Arizona managing general partner Ken Kendrick said in a statement. “Ultimately, the results have not been what we had hoped, and while that responsibility is shared by all of us, we have decided that a change is necessary.”

Stewart doesn’t seem to be heartbroken over getting axed.

“They may think I’m going to blast people, but I’m not,’’ Stewart told USA Today Sports. “It is what it is. It’s that side of the business. To be honest with you, I’m kind of relieved. Quite frankly, I’ve got better things to do.’’

“I don’t have anything bad to say about Ken Kendrick,” Stewart said. “I’m not mad at this guy. He’s different. I’m different. Really, we were oil and water.”

In a press release on Monday, the team announced it will discuss another role for chief baseball officer Tony La Russa in the future, but Kendrick said La Russa will not be the manager.

— Barry Bonds reportedly has been fired after just one season serving as the Marlins hitting coach.

Bonds, 52, took the job, his first since retiring from baseball, at the beginning of the season and the production at the plate seemed to improve under his watch. Miami’s offense ranked fourth in the majors with a .263 batting average, 13th with a .322 on-base percentage and 27th with a .394 slugging percentage.

No reason was reported for the firing, but it has been speculated Bonds does not see eye to eye with Marlins manager Don Mattingly. Mattingly called out Bonds back in April for not putting in the effort required to be a hitting coach.

— Eagles linebacker Nigel Bradham was arrested on Sunday for the second time in four months on a misdemeanor concealed weapons charge.

A loaded handgun was found in Bradham’s bag at Miami International Airport, TMZ reported.

Bradham told officials at the airport he packed the gun in his backpack by mistake and showed them his concealed weapons permit.

“It was clear that there was no criminal intent on his part,” officials said. However, they could not release Bradham because of his previous arrest.

Bradham was arrested in July for aggravated assault after reportedly punching an employee at a Miami hotel. He is due in court on Wednesday for that case.

MEDIA CHECK-IN: Stephen A Smith was asked if he will apologize to Rex Ryan for calling him “mentally weak” a few days before Ryan’s Bills defeated the Patriots. Here is his unambiguous response:

QUOTE OF THE DAY: “It’s great to be back in the building.” — Patriots quarterback Tom Brady, on returning from his Deflategate suspension

HAPPY BIRTHDAY: Derrick Rose (28)

ON THIS DAY IN SPORTS HISTORY: In 2001, Barry Bonds hit his 70th home run of the season to tie Mark McGwire’s MLB record.

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