Cleveland joins the NFL's Washington in "reviewing" their nickname.
"Before their name was changed in 1915 to the Indians -- a nickname picked after sportswriters solicited readers -- Cleveland's baseball team was called the Forest Citys, Spiders, Blues, Bronchos and Naps, a name to honor Hall of Famer Nap Lajoie."
Cool story about a Twins fact I didn't even know about, even though it happened back when I did pay some attention (though still not a TON) to baseball. In 1990, the Twins executed two triple plays in the same game. Gary Gaetti, Al Newman, and Kent Hrbek.
Adding to the sweetness on this end, former Twins outfielder Tom Brunansky (BRUNO!) was one of the hitters involved for Boston. Adding to the bitterness? Former Twins pitcher Jeff Reardon was the closer for Boston, who won the game 1-0.
The Twins open tonight tonight v the White Sox. And you know what? I'm tempted to watch, even though I haven't followed them closely in 25-30 years. I've been without sports so long, it just might feel like a good idea today. We'll see!
At least my Orioles can't lose 100 games this year. So, there's that. I like the idea of a short sprint of a baseball season. I've said that my interest in baseball has waned, outside of watching the Orioles, so the 162 game season just seems like a loooooonng looooongg season. Especially when you're trying to grow your game and sell it to younger demos.
But, I think the format of the 2020 season will be detrimental to the Orioles' rebuild. None of the draft picks from the last two years, nor some of the pitchers who looked really good in A or AA will be playing in any real games this season. So, I can't see a way that this thing doesn't set our rebuild back.
Post by Sheriff John Stone on Jul 27, 2020 11:51:57 GMT
I sat down to watch the Phillies' game yesterday afternoon, and the Florida Marlins' starting pitcher, Jose Urena, was scratched right before the start of the game. No, it wasn't tightness in his shoulder or a migraine headache. Urena and three other Marlins' players tested positive for COVID-19. Apparently several other teams are facing the same problem and consequences.
The Florida marlins just cancelled their home opener tonight against the Baltimore Orioles. The Marlins now have at least 12 players that tested positive for COVID-19.
Yikes. And that exactly is what I've been fearing for the sports re-starts: re-stops. At least if it's baseball, I have the benefit of not really caring. If this were to affect the Wolves, the Vikings, or Gophers football or basketball--or any of their opponents or even leagues--I'd be really depressed.
Last I heard the Marlins were up to 16 positive tests. Apparently, they knew of three positive tests on Sunday, but after a players only meeting, decided to play a game against the Phillies. MLB has pretty much suspended the Marlins until Monday at least.
In an odd twist, the two Orioles / Marlins games that were scheduled to occur in Miami Monday and Tuesday were postponed. The Orioles were to have their home opener tonight against Miami for a two game set, but the Yankees are coming to town instead.
B.E.: Yes. Is there more to the story? Is it from somewhere else?
Sept 19, 2021 21:51:28 GMT
Kapitan: No, I was actually wondering the same from you! I just recognized the phrase, no idea of any specific details, reasons, stories.
Sept 19, 2021 22:42:38 GMT
jk: carllove, I see you double-posted in the "365 Days" topic. You can delete the first one, you know. Just click on the cogwheel at top right of that post and it gives you that option.
Sept 20, 2021 7:14:11 GMT
Kapitan: "Sail On, Sailor" and "Only With You" are up for discussion and rating. (As of yesterday, so is George Harrison's self-titled album, in the Beatles rating thread.)
Sept 20, 2021 11:58:33 GMT
jk: Sheriff John Stone: Are you planning to continue your Sparks history? It's been fascinating so far and I'm sure I'm not the only poster here who would appreciate it. When the time is right, of course.
Sept 20, 2021 20:19:15 GMT
Sheriff John Stone: Thanks, jk. I apologize for dragging my feet. I expect to have something posted in a few days.
Sept 20, 2021 22:35:38 GMT
Kapitan: That is NO EXCUSE. You're guilty as charged (said the guy who realized today he started a Prince thread like a month or more ago and 100% forgot about it).
Sept 20, 2021 22:48:03 GMT
jk: That's good news, Sheriff. And good news from you too, Cap'n.
Sept 21, 2021 10:12:14 GMT
carllove: Sheriff and Kapitan, totally understand! Just let us know when there is an update. I am enjoying both! I really appreciate both of your efforts!
Sept 21, 2021 13:44:37 GMT
carllove: Looks like Sheriff has already added to the Sparks history! Yay!
Sept 21, 2021 13:46:01 GMT
Kapitan: Shamed, I began a new Prince thread post. But work rudely interrupted by wanting me to, you know, work. So it'll have to wait.
Sept 21, 2021 19:31:50 GMT
jk: Ooohh, we need a new "year" -- preferably from someone who hasn't chosen one yet...
Sept 22, 2021 9:59:24 GMT
Kapitan: Yes, let's keep it going. If you're not sure which years we've covered, check the first post of the thread: I've edited it to list each year we've touched upon.
Sept 22, 2021 13:10:08 GMT
jk: If no one jumps in soon, I'll go for 1997, which is 13 years back from 2010. Fact is, we haven't had a '90s year yet.
Sept 22, 2021 13:46:32 GMT
Kapitan: No, but we do have a whole '90s thread that covered a lot of that territory. (In fact, that's what inspired the idea, to some extent)
Sept 22, 2021 13:52:28 GMT
Kapitan: Not that I'm opposed to a '90s year, mind you
Sept 22, 2021 13:52:58 GMT
jk: I see where you're coming from, Cap'n. I even did a double-take when looking through 1997 albums and songs (these look familiar!). My next suggestion is that we go back 13 years from 1972 to 1959.
Sept 22, 2021 17:04:34 GMT