If it seems like we’ve waited almost a week for Game One of the World Series, it’s because we’ve waited almost a week for Game One of the World Series. Yes, I know there are logistical scheduling considerations, and I know the lengthy break gives both teams time to line up their pitching rotations. But it also interrupts the sport’s natural flow and can lead to “rust” on baseball’s biggest stage. Let’s play already!
Not to be a buzz-kill, fellow Astros fans. But tonight could be Verlander’s final home start as a member of the ‘Stros. He can become a free agent in a couple of weeks.
With a 90 percent chance of rain in the Houston Friday evening forecast, the roof will be closed tonight at Minute Maid. It will likely stay shut for Game Two on Saturday.
There are no American-born Black players on either the Astros or the Phillies. That makes me sad.
Watching the Ravens’ running game pave the Bucs was stunning. Tampa Bay’s run defense, once a fortress, is now a tiki hut. Like I said, stunning.
The Bucs are 3-5. And it’s legit. That team is lifeless. Tampa’s defense has not forced a turnover in four straight games. And now it looks like they’ve lost Shaq Barrett for the season with a torn Achilles.
You know what team has reason to smile? The Atlanta Falcons. You heard me. Those Birds are 3-4, and currently in first place in the NFC South. And they have some talent. And they get to play Carolina Sunday…
How badly will the Bills beat the Packers Sunday night in Buffalo? As badly as they choose to. Green Bay is a mess.
In recent weeks the Bengals have started to emerge as the third-best team in the AFC, behind Buffalo and Kansas City. That progress may be stalled a bit while WR Ja’Marr Chase recovers from a hip injury (4-6 weeks), but Cincy’s strength is its defense. The Stripes have not allowed a second-half touchdown all season.
Cooper Kupp says all NFL games should be played on grass. And?…
Newly-acquired 49ers’ RB Christian McCaffrey is from the Bay Area, grew up a ‘Niners fan and played his college ball at Stanford. So, he’s all smiles, right? Well, yeah, except he says he takes it personally that the Panthers were willing to trade him. That’s just the way the mind of an elite athlete works. You gotta find something to be edgy about. I get it.
Speaking of the Panthers, both Baker Mayfield and Sam Darnold are buried on the Carolina QB depth chart behind…P.J. Walker. Mayfield is playing out the fifth-year option on his rookie contract. Wonder where his next contract is coming from.