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  • Roy Halladay dies in plane crash

    11/07/2017 5:16:04 PM PST · by xp38 · 13 replies
    New York Post ^ | November 7 2017 | Joe Tacopino
    <p>Former all-star MLB pitcher and flight enthusiast Roy Halladay died tragically on Tuesday when his light-sport aircraft crashed into the Gulf of Mexico, authorities said.The Cy Young award-winner, 40, was in an ICON aircraft that crash-landed into the Gulf about 10 miles west of St. Petersburg at about 1 p.m., according to local news reportsHalladay retired in 2013 after playing with the Toronto Blue Jays and Philadelphia Phillies. His sterling career included 8 all-star appearances and more than 2,000 strikeouts. In 2010, Halladay pitched a perfect game against the Florida Marlins. Later that year, he threw the second post-season no-hitter in MLB history. The former all-star posted images of his aircraft on social media in the past — and spoke about his love of flight in a magazine article. “I’ve been dreaming about flying since I was a boy but was only able to become a pilot once I retired from baseball,” Halladay said in the article published in October.</p>
  • Repeat feat? Astros among contenders in '18

    11/03/2017 7:52:57 PM PDT · by GuavaCheesePuff · 7 replies
    MLB.com ^ | November 3, 2017 | Doug Miller
    As soon as the Astros closed out a stirring seven-game World Series by bringing home the first title in franchise history, the questions began. Can they do it again next year and become the first repeat World Series winner since the Yankees did it in 1999 and 2000? And what about those Yanks, by the way? Will they be good enough next season to beat this Astros team, which eliminated them in the American League Championship Series? And what about those oh-so-close Dodgers? Will they get it done in 2018?
  • Champion Astros hold off talk on possible White House visit

    11/03/2017 5:19:36 PM PDT · by GuavaCheesePuff · 49 replies
    ESPN ^ | November 3, 2017 | Associated Press
    HOUSTON -- The World Series champion Houston Astros have not made the decision yet on whether they will visit the White House to meet with President Donald Trump if an invitation is extended. "We just won the first world championship in Houston Astros history," Astros manager A.J. Hinch said shortly before the team left for a celebratory parade through downtown Houston on Friday. "We're also in one of the most divided countries, polarizing countries in politics. I don't know that this is the best stage for everybody to declare one way or the other and try to comment on the...
  • Astros going down tonight and then lose it all tomorrow night.

    10/31/2017 3:19:59 PM PDT · by Az Joe · 73 replies
    10/31/17
    They do not have what it takes and being in LA will wilt them. (BTW I have hated the Trolly Dodgers since their 4 game sweep of the Yanks in 1963)
  • Houston Astros Win World Series!

    11/01/2017 9:04:01 PM PDT · by ZagFan · 69 replies
    11-01-2017
    Astros beat Dodgers 5-1
  • 2018 World Series odds: Astros 6-to-1 to repeat but Dodgers open as favorites

    11/01/2017 11:09:33 PM PDT · by Az Joe · 18 replies
    CBS Sports ^ | 11/01/2017 | Mike Axisa
    Dodgers: 5/1, Astros: 6/1, Indians: 6/1, Nationals: 7/1 Yankees: 8/1, Red Sox: 10/1, Cubs: 10/1, Mets: 20/1 Diamondbacks: 20/1, Cardinals: 20/1, Rays: 30/1 Blue Jays: 30/1, Mariners: 30/1, Brewers: 30/1
  • Houston Astros defeat Los Angeles Dodgers to win 1st World Series title

    11/01/2017 9:11:04 PM PDT · by RoosterRedux · 60 replies
    LOS ANGELES — The Houston Astros defeated the Los Angeles Dodgers 5-1 Wednesday to win the World Series. This is the first World Series title for the Astros in franchise history.
  • Carlos Correa Proposes to Girlfriend After World Series Win

    11/01/2017 10:26:59 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 33 replies
    New York Post ^ | November 2, 2017
    SNIP After the All-star shortstop helped lead the Astros to their first World Series in franchise history Wednesday night, he popped the question to his girlfriend Daniella Rodriguez, a former Miss Texas. SNIP
  • Mysterious World Series gambler betting $14 million on Game 7 after winning on every game so far

    11/01/2017 2:51:38 PM PDT · by DoodleDawg · 38 replies
    SB Nation via MSN ^ | 11/1/17 | Jamed Dator
    A gambler out of Eastern Europe has already won big on the World Series, and he has no signs of stopping. Now he has over $14 million on the line for Game 7 and has left the gambling world wonder “how?”  This isn’t a case of a single gambler throwing down huge money on a single game. The bettor has won on all six World Series games so far — spread across multiple bookies — and let it ride after every single win. When the Dodgers won Game 6, he could have taken home over $14 million, but he let...
  • Vegas says it will be the Trolly Dodgers by a hair in Game 7

    10/31/2017 10:38:40 PM PDT · by Az Joe · 20 replies
    Vegas Insider ^ | 10/31/17
    Place your bets
  • Astros choke......may forfeit Game 7!!!

    10/31/2017 8:42:55 PM PDT · by Az Joe · 89 replies
    Embarassed to take the field I guess.
  • World Series Game 5 Ratings Beat Declining ‘Sunday Night Football’

    10/30/2017 9:04:18 AM PDT · by Kazan · 21 replies
    Deadline Hollywood ^ | 10/30/2017 | Dominic Paten
    There was a lot of All Out War action on the second episode The Walking Dead’s eighth season last night but the real life drama was on a tight Sunday Night Football and the roller coaster of a Game 5 in the 2017 World Series. A drama that saw the MLB Game 5 top the NFL for the second year in a row and SNF hit a season low. Just like they were back in 2016, the two games were up against each other with the Pittsburgh Steelers beating the Detroit Lions 20-15 last night and the Houston Astros taking...
  • World Series 2017: How the Astros Won Game 5, Inning by Inning

    10/30/2017 1:30:52 PM PDT · by Jim 0216 · 67 replies
    NYT ^ | 10/30/17 | BENJAMIN HOFFMAN and DAVID WALDSTEIN
    No lead was safe in a raucous Game 5 of the World Series on Sunday, but the Houston Astros had the advantage of batting last. After nine innings filled with lead changes, the home team put one last run on the board in the 10th to beat the visiting Dodgers, 13-12. Facing Dodgers closer Kenley Jansen, Alex Bregman drove in the winning run on a line drive to left field, ending an incredible offensive run for both teams. The teams will now head back to Los Angeles with the Astros holding a three games to two lead in the best-of-seven...
  • Baseball’s anthem kneeler arrested for pointing gun at woman

    10/29/2017 6:47:53 AM PDT · by simpson96 · 55 replies
    Associated Press ^ | 10/29/201 | Staff
    <p>SCOTTSDALE, Ariz.— Oakland Athletics catcher Bruce Maxwell has been arrested after a female food delivery person alleged he pointed a gun at her.</p> <p>Maxwell was the only player in Major League Baseball this year to take a knee during the national anthem to protest racial injustice.</p>
  • MLB's Bruce Maxwell, who knelt during anthem, is arrested on gun charge

    10/29/2017 4:15:45 AM PDT · by KneelBeforeZod · 53 replies
    Fox News ^ | 10/29/2017 | Fox News
    Bruce Maxwell, the only Major League Baseball player to kneel during the national anthem this season, has been arrested on a gun charge. The Oakland Athletics catcher allegedly pointed a gun at a female food delivery person in Scottsdale, Ariz. Scottsdale police said officers went to Maxwell's home Saturday night after getting a call about a person with a gun. Maxwell was booked on charges of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon and disorderly conduct. Police said Maxwell was held in custody pending an initial appearance.
  • MLB's Bruce Maxwell Arrested For Aggravated Assault

    10/28/2017 11:58:28 PM PDT · by 867V309 · 28 replies
    tmz.com/ ^ | 10/28/2017 11:11 PM PDT
    Scottsdale PD tells us Maxwell, 26, was arrested Saturday at 6:08 PM at his Scottsdale, AZ home. Cops say the victim was a female food delivery driver who told them Maxwell pointed a gun at her. Last week, Maxwell -- the only MLB player to kneel for the anthem -- told us he was recently denied service at an Alabama restaurant by a waiter who disagreed with the protest.
  • Yuli Gurriel suspended five games, in 2018, for actions in World Series Game 3

    10/28/2017 1:27:35 PM PDT · by granite · 84 replies
    L.A. Times ^ | 10/28/2017 | Bill Shaikin
    Yuli Gurriel, one of the key hitters for the Houston Astros, was suspended for five games without pay at the start of the 2018 season after television cameras caught him making a gesture and mouthing a word with racial overtones during Friday’s game. Commissioner Rob Manfred announced the suspension at 1:05 p.m. PDT during a news conference in Houston after he met with Gurriel on Saturday before the Astros were to play the Dodgers in Game 4 of the World Series. Gurriel also will have to undergo sensitivity training.
  • Joe Girardi will not return as manager of Yankees

    10/26/2017 8:01:36 AM PDT · by EdnaMode · 27 replies
    ESPN ^ | October 26, 2017 | Andrew Marchand
    Joe Girardi will not be back next season as manager of the New York Yankees, sources told David Kaplan of ESPN 1000 in Chicago on Thursday. Girardi just concluded a four-year, $16 million contract, and he and the team agreed to part ways, sources said. They will make an announcement later Thursday. Girardi, 53, and the Yankees came within one game of going to the World Series this year, losing to the Houston Astros in Game 7 of the American League Championship Series. In 10 years at the helm, Girardi won one World Series and made the playoffs six times....
  • World Series 2017: Astros on the Winning End of Wild Game 2

    10/25/2017 9:50:44 PM PDT · by Jim 0216 · 65 replies
    NYT ^ | 10/25/17 | BENJAMIN HOFFMAN and DAVID WALDSTEIN
    The Houston Astros refused to quit in Game 2 of the World Series, repeatedly rallying and scoring six runs from the eighth inning forward in a wild, 7-6 extra-innings victory over the Los Angeles Dodgers that evened the World Series at one game apiece. The heroes were plentiful for the Astros, with Marwin Gonzalez homering to tie the game in the 9th, Jose Altuve and Carlos Correa hitting solo home runs in the 10th to put Houston ahead briefly, and George Springer hitting a two-run homer in the 11th that put them on top to stay. The Dodgers counterpunched with...
  • ESPN Forgot About the White Sox’s World Series win — again

    10/25/2017 9:39:56 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 5 replies
    WGN9 ^ | OCTOBER 25, 2017 | BY PAT TOMASULO
    The White Sox continue to get little to no recognition from the national media for winning the 2005 World Series. In this case, it’s for how dominant they were in winning it. ESPN tweeted: “The Dodgers are 7-1 this postseason. The 1998 Yankees are the only team in the Wild Card Era to win the World Series with 2 losses or fewer.” Screengrab of deleted ESPN tweet. Of course, the Sox did that — swept Boston and the Astros, and beat the Angels in 5. ESPN deleted the tweet and apologized, but they’re repeat offenders. 24 Oct Chuck Baker @chuckbaker23...