Sunday, September 17, 2017

Astros take flight to west title while on this day

the Houston Astros are AL West champions after a 7-1 win over Seattle.  15 up with 14 left.  wow. congrats to the Astros.

meanwhile on this day in 1953 Ernie Banks takes the field to become the Chicago Cubs first African American Player.  he went 0 for 3, scoring a run in a 16-4 loss to the Phillies.

also on this day in 1984, Reggie Jackson hits career home run 500 at Anaheim Stadium in a 10-1 loss to the Kansas City Royals.  he hits it off of Bud Black in the 7th inning.  so that is it for today.  stay tuned.

Saturday, September 16, 2017

Cleveland takes central, while on this day

Cleveland Indians have taken the AL Central after beating Kansas City 8-4, this and Minnesota losing to Toronto 8-2 gave Cleveland the Central division.  congrats

and on this day in 1975, Rennie Stennett becomes  the only player in the 20th century to go 7 for 7 as the Pittsburgh Pirates blow out the Chicago Cubs 22-0.  he scored 5 runs and drove in two in the win.

Friday, September 15, 2017

behind the baseball times

i think i am a bit behind.  saw the Washington Nationals are the NL East champs.  not sure when it happened (couple or three days ago maybe). Cleveland's now 22 game winning streak got them into the post season and the L.A. Dodgers are also in.  more to come soon.

Wednesday, September 13, 2017

it's official for next summer games + hot streak + fall feeling

it became official today.  Paris was chosen to host the 2024 Summer Olympics and Los Angeles was chosen to host the 2028 Summer Olympics.  became official at 1pm in Lima Peru.  both votes were unanimous.  also Milan was chosen to host the 134 IOC session in 2019.

the Cleveland Indians tied the 2nd longest and broke an American League record, recording their 21st straight win over the Detroit Tigers this afternoon.  the previous A.L. record was 20 by the Oakland A's in 2002.  the longest is 26 games by the 1916 New York Giants. there was a tie thrown in the middle of it, making it a 27 game "undefeated streak."

and today it sure felt like fall.  cool day plus it rained on top of that.  not sure what the temp was.  a good fall day to say the least.  and the leaves are already changing color.  wow.

Monday, September 11, 2017

on this day....

1.  in 1966, a 19 year old Nolan Ryan records his first strike out in an 8-3 loss to the Atlanta Braves at Shea Stadium.  he recorded three in his two innings of work.

2. in 1976 the Chicago White Sox start 50 year old Minnie Minoso.  he goes 0 for 3 in a 7-3 loss to the Angels.  he records his first hit in 13 years the next day.

3. and on this day in 1985 Pete Rose singles off of Eric Show of the Padres to become the all time hits leader.  Cincinnati wins the game 2-0.

Friday, September 08, 2017

NFL season has begun

boy what a beginning. Kansas City walks into New England and beats the Patriots 42-27 to kick off the season and week one.  wow.  i didn't see the game.  listened to the last 4 minutes of it..  was interesting.  should be a fun season.

Tuesday, September 05, 2017

Saudi Arabia joins South Korea

Saudi Arabia joined South Korea into the World Cup after beating Japan 1-0 and finishing second behind Japan in group B.  that is now eight teams in the world cup (Russia, Brazil, Iran, japan Mexico and Belgium are the other six).   stay tuned.  more to follow.

South Korea 7th team to qualify

South Korea has qualified for the World Cup, even though they finished second in their group. (top two in both groups in their federation).  someone from group B will be joining them in a couple of hours.  and more qualifying as the day goes on.  more updates later and tomorrow.