Pull up your sox, Boston! That’s was a helluva 9th inning tea party by the Astros! Seven runs?
So, like most ‘Stros fans, I spent about three minutes celebrating that Game Four victory, then immediately started freaking out about the remainder of the series. The Houston pitching staff is threadbare.
But at least the series is now guaranteed to get back to H-Town.
I’ve said several times that I keep trying not to like Baker Mayfield, and failing. That’s a tough dude. He says he’s going to play Thursday night against the Broncos, despite the fact he has a completely torn labrum (that’s a bad thing) in his left shoulder. That’s going to require a major surgery, but Baker says he’s going to keep playing as long as he can. Keep in mind that Broncos QB Teddy Bridgewater is himself knicked. And this is a big game for both teams. The loser is going to be in trouble.
NFL defensive ends are not generally known for their hands, but Jags DE Dawuane Smoot has to be “Receiver of the Week.” He was cool in the two-minute drill. At 4 a.m. Tuesday, Dawuane was ready to drive his wife, Aumari, to the hospital for the birth of their child. Aumari fell on her way to the door. Dawuane caught her. Replay was not necessary to confirm it was a clean catch. But now the baby is on the way! Dawuane calls 911. Paramedics talk him through the delivery. Welcome to the world, Ahlani Moon Smoot!
Cowboys Coach Mike McCarthy said he wanted to treat his players like men during their bye week. No practices at all this week. McCarthy said he trusted his guys to avoid doing anything that could be a distraction for the team. That held up until 5 a.m. Tuesday, when starting safety Damonte Kazee was arrested in a Dallas suburb on suspicion of DWI. I’m reminded of the words of Herman Edwards, who once famously said, “Nothing good ever happens after midnight.”
So you’re wondering who’s going to land the head coaching jobs at USC and LSU? Me, too! I’ll engage in mindless speculation tomorrow.
Watch Yo Ass Wednesday!
I am placing the following college football teams on official upset alert as we head toward the weekend. (Potential tormentors in parentheses.)
Wake Forest (Army)
Virginia Tech (Syracuse)
Oklahoma State (Iowa State)
Notre Dame (USC)
Ohio State (Indiana)
Y’all all bettah watch yo asses!