July 07, 2017

SportsFilter: The Friday 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 - 5 comments

This dispatch is from the department titled either

1) Good For a Chuckle, or

2) God Hates Howard Stern And Wants to See Him Suffer

Head shaking piece in the WaPo about the Knicks crazy dollar signing of Hardaway Jr.

One telling nugget:

New York drafted him (Hardaway) 24th overall in 2013, only to trade him to the Hawks during the 2015 draft for Jerian Grant, only to package Grant and Robin Lopez in a 2016 trade with the Bulls for Derrick Rose, only to renounce Rose's rights Thursday to create salary-cap room to sign Hardaway.

posted by beaverboard at 01:27 PM on July 07

A lengthy no-rain rain delay and then a memorable night yesterday (and this morning) at Nats Park.

posted by bender at 02:02 PM on July 07

"Thank God," he finally said, "we've got baseball in Washington."

It's a shame there's no major league baseball in Montreal.

posted by tommytrump at 03:48 PM on July 07

A lengthy no-rain rain delay and then a memorable night yesterday (and this morning) at Nats Park.

The sense of camaraderie among the fans in this story is the same one that exists for fans of games that go into CRAZY long extra innings. I was at the July 1 (Canada Day) Jays game from last year, where they lost to the Indians in 19 innings. Thankfully, it was a 1pm start so it was only just after 7:30pm when it ended, but it really didn't hurt as much as you'd expect for a close loss. We saw our best hitter (Encarnacion) get ejected (which is amazing since he's generally the coolest/nicest guy on the field), our manager get ejected (one of three times I saw him get tossed in the five games I went to last year), TWO position players pitch for the Jays (Ryan "0.00 ERA" Goins, and Darwin Barney) and FOUR appearances by the grounds crew.

I still have the paper copy of my ticket from that game.

posted by grum@work at 03:54 PM on July 07

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