Hello everyone! We’ve now got two games of the World Series in the books, and we’re off today before the series resumes tomorrow. Here are some links to get your day started.
In playoff news...
- The Nationals crushed the Astros on the road, taking a 2-0 lead in the World Series on a 12-3 win last night.
In Mariners news...
- Baseball America reviewed the Mariners’ 2019 draft. ($)
Around the league...
- Umpire Joe West is suing former MLB’er Paul Lo Duca for defamation in what is turning into an interesting case.
- Some fun Fernando Rodney facts (before you ask, he’s 42):
Fernando Rodney has been in Major League Baseball longer than the Nationals.— Hannah Keyser (@HannahRKeyser) October 24, 2019
Fernando Rodney signed his first professional baseball contract before the birth of Juan Soto.— Devan Fink (@DevanFink) October 24, 2019
Fernando Rodney has been pitching in the major leagues since before Switzerland was in the United Nations, and he just pitched a scoreless inning in the 2019 World Series.— Devan Fink (@DevanFink) October 24, 2019
- The Cubs have decided to hire recent big leaguer and 2016 World Series hero David Ross as their new manager.
- And here’s something to keep an eye on this offseason.
Here's another Cubs scoop. Cubs/MLB will be dealing with Kris Bryant's grievance this week from 2015 over service time + Cubs decision to delay his MLB debut until he fell 1 day short of being a free agent after the 2020 season. Could have MLB altering implications if he wins.— David Kaplan (@thekapman) October 23, 2019
- The Pirates are cleaning house...kind of.
Neal Huntington remains GM so he survives the Pirates purge. New team prez will be named a Monday.— Jon Heyman (@JonHeyman) October 23, 2019
- Sheryl Ring at Beyond the Box Score did a deep dig into baseball’s domestic abuse policy.
- Simone Biles is no joke.
- Steven Goldman and Craig Goldstein at Baseball Prospectus talked about what the Astros’ reaction to their domestic abuse problem says about them. ($)
- With his 200th postseason strikeout, Justin Verlander set a new MLB record.
- Late breaking news this morning: the Phillies will hire Joe Girardi to be the team’s next manager.
- Ah yes, how I’ve missed this.
NBA basketball is back feel the intensity pic.twitter.com/lQYuKCVyl9— Rob Perez (@WorldWideWob) October 24, 2019
- Who knew eagles flew so far?