Good morning everyone! First off, we must give a hearty congratulations to the Seattle Storm, who not only won another WNBA championship, but did so in dominant fashion. They’re truly a thrill to watch, and it’s sad the season has come to a close! Check out this awesome video which capped off an incredible run.
With that, let’s dig into the other happenings from around sports.
In playoff news...
- The Houston Astros knocked off the A’s for the second game in a row, putting Oakland in a 2-0 series hole.
- The Braves bats got hot late, leading Atlanta to a win over Miami in the series opener.
- The Rays managed to even up the series with the Yankees in a high-scoring affair.
- The Dodgers offense got hot late, allowing Los Angeles to draw first blood in its series with the Padres.
In Mariners news...
- I actually laughed out loud at the Iowa comment.
- Jonathan Mayo provides an update from the Mariners Alternate Site.
Around the league...
- Major League Baseball is planning to play it by ear with regards to fans at games in Arlington due to the rapid rise in COVID-19 cases in the area, reports Evan Drellich at The Athletic. ($)
- It was revealed that free agent relief pitcher Sam Dyson is now facing allegations of domestic abuse.
- In a really cool feature, The Seattle Times takes a look back at Sue Bird’s historic career with the Storm.
- Cassandra Negley at Yahoo! Sports puts the Storm’s greatness into context.
- We must also offer our condolences to the family and friends of Eddie Van Halen, who passed away after a long battle with cancer.