September 16, 2013

SportsFilter: The Monday 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 - 12 comments

Red Sox catcher Jared Saltalamacchia stole home in the Sunday night game. I don't know how many catchers have stolen home (the only reference I could find was to Reds' catcher Corky Miller), but I don't think it has happened any too often. Does anyone have any records on this? By the way, the link is to a larger story about the game, but the steal of home is described in the first part. To partly absolve the Yankees, the play was part of a double steal executed with Xander Bogaerts, and Saltalamacchia gives full, if tongue-in-cheek, credit to all involved.

posted by Howard_T at 03:24 PM on September 16

Sticking with the Sox-Yankees theme, Thurman Munson tried to steal home on a failed bunt attempt. Pudge Fisk objected. It didn't end well. (Scroll down past box score).

posted by beaverboard at 03:34 PM on September 16

Pre-brawl collision:

posted by beaverboard at 03:43 PM on September 16

"Tebow is a great role model and person. He'll likely be the best athlete to ever come out of Jacksonville." -- Mike DiRocco

Best ever? Not so fast.

posted by rcade at 04:27 PM on September 16

Not so fast.

posted by Etrigan at 05:48 PM on September 16

The early line for this weekend's games makes Seattle 19.5 point favourites over Jacksonville.

I don't think it's enough.

posted by Mr Bismarck at 08:03 PM on September 16

Local Jacksonville sports radio host today: "I've never seen so much effort to complete a three-yard pass."

posted by rcade at 08:25 PM on September 16

Remember the good old days, when every player was impressing the coaches and Jacksonville had the Offensive Weapon™?

During the Jags-Dolphins pre-season game.

Five weeks ago.

posted by Mr Bismarck at 08:39 PM on September 16

Not so fast

If Tebow is technically not from within Jax city limits as a Ponte Vedran, I'd like to throw Artis Gilmore in there as a #2 best ever behind Bullet Bob. Artis was from way the heck out Rt. 10 somewhere, not in Duval, but once you're from outside the city, what's a few extra miles?

posted by beaverboard at 09:20 PM on September 16

Not so fast

I'm with you on The A-Train. To be recognized as a perennial All Star back when big men ruled the league trumps even a 2 sport star in my books.

posted by cixelsyd at 11:15 PM on September 16

With FIFA already in crisis mode over their selection of Qatar for 2022, could Fox Sports block possible plans for a Winter World Cup or even unseat Qatar as hosts altogether?

posted by bender at 03:15 PM on September 17

Rupert Murdoch versus Sepp Blatter. Can they sort it out UFC-style in a cage?

Because I'd pay to watch that.

posted by owlhouse at 10:24 PM on September 17

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