Recent Posts by rcade

August 18, 2019

How Much Does Jack White Love Baseball?: Answer: Enough to see the first three innings of Nats/Brewers, play a concert with The Raconteurs, find out the game's still going on afterwards and be back in the seats by the 14th inning.

posted by rcade to baseball at 12:40 PM - 2 comments

August 07, 2019

Join SportsFilter's Fantasy Premier League: I've renewed the SportsFilter Fantasy Premier League, which begins play on Friday. If you had a team in the past you may already be there, but if not, use the invite link and league code kar3r0. You can belong to multiple leagues (there also has been a MetaFilter league in some seasons) and there's no draft. You pick any players you want within a set budget and make roster moves throughout the season.

posted by rcade to soccer at 05:06 PM - 4 comments

July 31, 2019

Reds' Amir Garrett Fights Entire Pirates Team: There was an actual brawl during the Reds/Pirates game Tuesday night. After a season of bad blood between the teams, 6-foot-6 Reds pitcher Amir Garrett charged single-handedly into the entire Pirates team and began throwing haymakers; Reds manager David Bell came back from being ejected to participate, which doesn't happen often; and Yasiel Puig fought as news was breaking of his trade to the Cleveland Indians.

posted by rcade to baseball at 07:54 AM - 6 comments

July 18, 2019

Aaron Boone Expresses Concern for Umpire's Day: "I feel bad for ya," manager Aaron Boone told home plate umpire Brennan Miller after being ejected from today's Yankees/Rays game in the second inning. Along with a lot of other things.

posted by rcade to baseball at 08:50 PM - 8 comments

July 13, 2019

Wimbledon Lists Women's Champions by Their Husband's Name: When Simona Halep won her first Wimbledon title Saturday, cameras showed her name being engraved on a board of champions going back decades, which reveals an archaic tradition of the event. Married women don't get their name on the board! Billie Jean King is there six times as "Mrs. L.W. King." Chris Evert goes from "Miss C.M. Evert" to "Mrs. J.M. Lloyd."

posted by rcade to tennis at 10:46 AM - 3 comments

Angels Throw No-Hitter on Night to Honor Skaggs: Dressed in 45 jerseys to honor pitcher Tyler Skaggs after his death 11 days earlier, the Los Angeles Angels threw a combined no-hitter against the Seattle Mariners Friday night. Taylor Cole and Felix Pena were the pitchers. It was the first combined no-hitter in the state of California since July 13, 1991, the day Skaggs was born.

posted by rcade to baseball at 09:37 AM - 5 comments

July 12, 2019

Only 12% of Men Think They Could Win a Point Off Serena Williams: A polling site asked British people, "Do you think if you were playing your very best tennis, you could win a point off Serena Williams." 74% of men said no, 14% didn't know and 12% said yes.

posted by rcade to tennis at 06:58 PM - 12 comments

Grayson Allen Doesn't Play Well With Others: In a game where his team trailed by 23, Grayson Allen of the Memphis Grizzlies committed two flagrant fouls in eight seconds to get ejected. Both were pretty flagrant attempts to retaliate outside the normal hard-nosed play of the NBA. Allen followed his ejection by making a face like Scut Farkus. The video is worth watching to hear broadcaster Dan Dakich tear into Allen at length.

posted by rcade to basketball at 11:25 AM - 11 comments

July 11, 2019

Marisnick Suspended 2 Games for Nose-Breaking Collision: MLB chief baseball officer Joe Torre has suspended Houston Astros linebacker Jake Marisnick two games for blowing up Los Angeles Angels defenseless receiver Jonathan Lucroy. Torre said, "While I do not believe that Jake intended to injure Jonathan, the contact he initiated in his attempt to score violated Official Baseball Rule 6.01(i), which is designed to protect catchers from precisely this type of collision." Marisnick tweeted that he "felt awful" and mistakenly thought the tag-out play was moving to outside the plate when he committed to sliding in. St. Louis Cardinals catcher Yadier Molina was dropping expletives on Instagram about Marisnick after the play, sparking debate among players on social media about whether it was an accident.

posted by rcade to baseball at 02:43 PM - 5 comments

July 07, 2019

Jake Marisnick Clobbers Jonathan Lucroy at Home: A home plate collision between Jake Marisnick of the Los Angeles Angels and Jonathan Lucroy of the Houston Astros Sunday left Lucroy with a broken nose and possible concussion and Lucroy calling the devastating hit unintentional. Lucroy was originally awarded the run but was called out, leaving the game tied 10-10 in the eighth inning.

posted by rcade to baseball at 08:06 PM - 7 comments

July 06, 2019

L.A. Clippers Land Kawhi Leonard, Paul George: The NBA offseason continues to be monumental. Kawhi Leonard is signing with the Los Angeles Clippers and is bringing Paul George with him. The Oklahoma City Thunder have traded George to the Clippers, receiving their unprotected 2022, 2024 and 2026 picks, their unprotected 2021 and protected 2023 first-round picks (from Miami), the rights to exchange picks in 2023 and 2025, Shai Gilgeous-Alexander and Danilo Gallinari. This is a good year to be the second-most famous NBA team in your metropolitan area.

posted by rcade to basketball at 09:37 AM - 13 comments

July 01, 2019

Another Total Knick Move: After news broke that Kevin Durant was signing with the Brooklyn Nets, the New York Knicks weren't content to quietly die on the inside. Instead word got out that the team "wasn't prepared" to offer Durant a max contract because of injury concerns. Now we learn Durant never met with the team. "The Knicks never even got the chance to show him how uninterested they were," lols Barry Petchesky.

posted by rcade to basketball at 10:05 AM - 6 comments

June 14, 2019

Toronto Raptors Win NBA Championship: The Toronto Raptors are NBA champions for the first time, defeating the Golden State Warriors 114-110 in Game 6 to win the series and deny the Warriors a third straight championship. This game was the 2,070th and last at Oracle for the Warriors, who move from Oakland to San Francisco next season.

posted by rcade to basketball at 12:09 AM - 15 comments

June 12, 2019

St. Louis Blues Win First Stanley Cup: The St. Louis Blues defeated the Boston Bruins 4-1 to claim the first Stanley Cup in the 52-year existence of the franchise. No team in NHL history has taken longer to win one. After the Blues scored two first-period goals, including a back-breaker with seven seconds left to intermission, the outcome was never in much doubt.

posted by rcade to hockey at 11:01 PM - 8 comments

June 06, 2019

Fan Who Shoved Raptors Player is a Warriors Owner: During last night's NBA Finals game, Toronto Raptors player Kyle Lowry fell into the courtside seats chasing a ball. A fan in the front row shoved him and according to Lowry also said some vulgarities towards him. That fan is Golden State Warriors minority owner Mark Stevens, who was escorted out and has been banned from the rest of the series. There's more on Deadspin. Lowry said the fan should be banned for life.

posted by rcade to basketball at 02:34 PM - 7 comments

May 30, 2019

NBA Playoff Pick 'Em: Championship Round: The Toronto Raptors and Golden State Warriors meet tonight at 9 p.m. in game 1 of the NBA Finals. Pick the winner, the number of games and 7 props. The contest winner receives a New Era 59Fifty cap of their favorite team.

posted by rcade to basketball at 12:38 PM - 16 comments

May 29, 2019

Blues Win in Overtime to Tie Stanley Cup Final at 1: The St. Louis Blues have won their first game in a Stanley Cup Final on their 14th attempt. Carl Gunnarsson beat Boston Bruins goalie Tuukka Rask three minutes into overtime Wednesday night for a 3-2 win. The teams each scored 2 goals in a wild first period and then couldn't get another in regulation. Game 3 is in St. Louis on Saturday.

posted by rcade to hockey at 11:54 PM - 2 comments

Richie Incognito Stands Out: Hey, general manager Mike Mayock, new Oakland Raider Richie Incognito punched a hole in the wall and tore out a security system control box during an argument with his 90-year-old grandmother last fall. Do you have any comment? "He looks like he is five to 10 years younger than he really is. Wonderful shape. He still has his quickness, he still has his foot speed."

posted by rcade to football at 11:00 PM - 2 comments

May 27, 2019

Bruins Take Game 1 of Stanley Cup Final: After falling down 2-0 in the first period to the St. Louis Blues, the Boston Bruins shook off 10 days of rust and scored the next 4 goals to win game 1 of the Stanley Cup Final. During the pregame on NBC, Denis Leary noted that it had been four months since Boston had won a championship. "End the drought!" he implored. The series resumes Wednesday.

posted by rcade to hockey at 11:06 PM - 8 comments

NHL Playoff Pick 'Em: Stanley Cup Final: The Boston Bruins and St. Louis Blues meet tonight at 8 p.m. in game 1 of the Stanley Cup Final. Pick the winner, the number of games and 7 props. The contest winner receives a New Era 59Fifty cap of their favorite team.

posted by rcade to hockey at 10:44 AM - 20 comments

May 21, 2019

Mike Trout's No. 1 Fan: When Gavin Edelson walks into Ms. Beever's first-grade classroom every morning, it's a safe bet he will be dressed in one of his Troutfits. ... "I know everything," Gavin said. "Every night before bed, I read a Mike Trout book. And right now, I'm wearing a Trout shirt. My red one. Whenever I go to a fancy dinner, they make me wear a collared shirt. I just want to wear a Mike Trout shirt."

posted by rcade to baseball at 09:26 AM - 4 comments

May 14, 2019

Enter Round 3 of the NBA Playoff Pick 'Em: The third round of the NBA playoffs begins tonight at 9 p.m. Eastern. Pick the two teams that will reach the NBA Finals, the games required, the top scorer and rebounder and two team prop bets.

posted by rcade to basketball at 12:40 PM - 12 comments

May 09, 2019

Enter Round 3 of the NHL Playoff Pick 'Em: The third round of the NHL playoffs begins tonight at 8 p.m. Pick the two teams that will compete for the Stanley Cup, the games required, the top goalie and scorer and two team prop bets.

posted by rcade to hockey at 11:27 AM - 20 comments

April 27, 2019

Enter Round 2 of the NBA Playoff Pick 'Em: Even though there's one more round one series to decide (Spurs/Nuggets game 7 tonight), the second round of the NBA playoffs begins tonight at 7:30 p.m. when the 76ers play the Raptors. Pick the teams that will advance out of the second round, the games required, the top scorer and rebounder and two team prop bets.

posted by rcade to basketball at 11:13 AM - 13 comments

April 26, 2019

Celtics Great John Havlicek Dies: John Havlicek, an NBA champion eight times with the Boston Celtics, has died in Jupiter, Florida. He was 79. After 16 seasons with the Celtics, Havlicek retired as the team's all-time points leader with 26,395 points and is still 16th overall in the league. He was the 1975 MVP of the NBA Finals.

posted by rcade to basketball at 10:34 AM - 6 comments