1. Canadian Club
Chaos and self-destruction, is what is commonly viewed from the perches of the Coliseum. A half-inning of baseball, the bottom of the 7th, took 53 minutes and went from riotous to invictus, with tension and emotion swung wildly like the swing that won the game.
SCENE: Rougned Odor is on 3rd and Shin-Soo Choo is at the plate – in the batters box – when Russell Martin attempts to throw the ball back to the pitcher, but instead hits Choo’s bat. The umpire waves dead ball, the Blue Jays stop play and Odor scores. The Umpires deliberated and concluded the run scored because: Rule 6.01 (d) (3.15)
- The Bizarre (Legal) Play That Almost Started a Riot – When Russell Martin‘s throw back to the pitcher hit Shin-Soo Choo, and Rougned Odor raced home to score the go-ahead run, the pages of baseball’s rule book fluttered open across America and Canada. A stunned silence in the park hid the grinding of gears behind the masks, and in baseball’s offices — was that strange, strange play… legal? Yes, it turns out. To the consternation of the fans, who began to litter the field with debris. Twitter, the announcers, the fans — it was bedlam……(continue reading)
2. We’ll Wire The Governor
You see it is the Governor who is at fault for no teams from Texas advancing to the ALCS. That pompous tweet was sent before the Royals scored six runs to win Game 4, leading to game 5 and also before the Rangers got their butts kicked at home, to then play a game 5 on the road in Toronto, (see #1). The Royals beat the Astros last night and now will play the Blue Jays in the #ALCS; while the Rangers will have to sacrifice a live rooster to remove that jinx. No Astros. No Rangers. Recall!
In this Era of the New Dumb, idiots can never be under-estimated. Like cockroaches, they are hard to kill and will be around long after we’ve left this ethereal 3rd Stone from the Sun. What we do know for certain is no matter how tonight’s Dodgers/Mets game turns out – the World Series will definitely be Blue.
Johnny Cueto dominates, Royals beat Astros to return to ALCS – Johnny Cueto woke up Wednesday morning, feeling completely different than any day these last three tortured months, suddenly overcome with a sense of confidence. Cueto drove to Kauffman Stadium, walked towards his Kansas City Royals’ teammates, and told them that in the biggest game of their season, to go ahead and relax……(continue reading)
3. 2015 Dixie Championship pt.1
Tonight, it’s the Southern Showdown. The NFL’s most bitter, hated, rivalry with nothing on the line but pride and prejudice. The first two franchises in the traditional “Deep South” have shared players; Morten Anderson (leading scorer in both franchises), Bobby Hebert (QB for both teams in the ’90’s), Joe Horn, Curtis Lofton, etc…and we have also shared sons of coaches, like Jim L Mora and Wade Phillips – sons of Jim and Bum – soon we will share Stadium Names – and we both have been to Superbowls, but only one of us lost to the Broncos…sinner.
For more than 40yrs, fans of either team have considered the other their most hated opponent. Even ESPN’s Len Pasquarelli said this rivalry is one of the best in sports:
Every year, bus caravans loaded with rowdy (and usually very inebriated) fans make the seven-hour trip between the two cities. Unless you’ve attended a Falcons-Saints debauchery-filled afternoon, you’ll just have to take my word for how much fun it really can be
Records do not matter. For the Falcons, they will want to beat down the Saints and crush all the hope that is left in an already dismal season. God’s Army will want to stop a 2-game losing streak to c’Antlanta and give the Dirty-Birds their 1st taste of humble pie for 2015. The Falcons overall, lead the series all-time 49-43, but since Drew and Sean got together the Saints are 13-5 against the Dirty-Birds, and tonight its gonna be a Duck-Hunt!
- What the New Orleans Saints game Thursday has to do with 7 others in team history – The parallels are striking. The New Orleans Saints held what statistically was the worst defense in the league. The Atlanta Falcons were undefeated. That was the scenario for a midseason game at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome in 2012. How the game unfolded……(continue reading)