May 07, 2013

SportsFilter: The Tuesday Huddle:

A place to discuss the sports stories that aren't making news, share links that aren't quite front-page material, and diagram plays on your hand. Remember to count to five Mississippi before commenting in anger.

posted by huddle to general at 06:00 AM - 14 comments

Williams presented the engagement ring to Marzouki on Feb. 19, 2012, according to the lawsuit. He also gave her an American Express card to which she charged $108,000 during 2012 and "additional luxurious items" valued at about $230,000, attorneys said.

However, Marzouki "unilaterally terminated" the engagement on Jan. 21, 2012,

There must be some mistakes in the article, because it has him proposing after she "unilaterally terminated" the engagement.

Neverthless, I get the feeling that we'll be hearing about Mr. Williams in the 2025 Sports Illustrated article about "Multi-Millionaire Athletes Who Are Broke".

posted by grum@work at 11:24 AM on May 07

Interesting night for Wigan. They threw away 1-0 and 2-1 leads at home to Swansea and as a result they must now be favourites to take the third and final relegation spot from the Premiership.

Tonight's other game was won by Manchester City - a result that both confirms that City will play in the Champions League next year and that Wigan qualify for next season's Europa League, as Wigan and City play each other in the FA Cup Final on Sunday.

posted by Mr Bismarck at 04:45 PM on May 07

Example #1 why scouting reports shouldn't be taken too seriously:

Greg Maddux - Not strong enough to be a starter.

From this black hole of free time.

posted by grum@work at 05:55 PM on May 07

Reviewing that patent, it appears he's trademarked the Goatse maneuver.

posted by yerfatma at 08:36 PM on May 07

J. A. Happ struck in head with line drive

posted by tommytrump at 08:38 PM on May 07

You better stop ripping off Gareth Bale's celebration.

To be fair, it's the hand symbol PLUS the number 11. That's the only thing that makes it a useable trademark (since the "hands as a heart" symbol has been done before) and it only counts for jewelry and clothing.

posted by grum@work at 08:40 PM on May 07

Matt Harvey threw nine innings, struck out twelve batters, gave up only one hit (an infield single). Thankfully the Mets managed to squeak a run across in the tenth inning in order to not waste his start.

posted by Ying Yang Mafia at 09:57 PM on May 07

It's only the fifth time since 1916 (when we have full game data) that a pitcher has thrown at least 9 innings, gave up 0 runs, gave up at most one hit, struck out at least 10, and didn't get a decision.

Rk              Player          Date  Tm AppDec  IP H R ER BB SO
1    Francisco Cordova    1997-07-12 PIT   GS-9 9.0 0 0  0  2 10
2           Alan Benes    1997-05-16 STL   GS-9 9.0 1 0  0  3 11
3           Nolan Ryan    1986-07-22 HOU  GS-10 9.1 1 0  0  4 14
4          Jose DeLeon 1983-07-31(2) PIT   GS-9 9.0 1 0  0  3 11

Provided by View Play Index Tool Used
Generated 5/8/2013.

In fact, it's tied with two performances by Randy Johnson (game 1, game 2) as the greatest nine inning no-decision games in baseball (in terms of game score).

posted by grum@work at 12:20 AM on May 08

Harvey was dominant. Had it been Adam Dunn that hit that ball and not Alex Rios they would have got him. Rios was just a little too fast.

I can't imagine how frustrating it must be as a pitcher to pitch that well and still have your team lose.

posted by Ying Yang Mafia at 10:46 AM on May 08

Just remember Matt Harvey next time some ex-player tells you how important Wins are as a stat to judge pitchers.

posted by yerfatma at 10:58 AM on May 08

I can't imagine how frustrating it must be as a pitcher to pitch that well and still have your team lose.

The Mets won in the 10th inning.

posted by grum@work at 12:10 PM on May 08

I should have been more clear. I was referencing Game One for Randy Johnson.

posted by Ying Yang Mafia at 12:42 PM on May 08

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