Dermatologist. Sportswriter. Ex-Grantlander. I write for The Ringer & The Athletic. Royals fan. Muslim. And as American as you. I contain multitudes. ??
This has been a pretty good World Series overall. We need one more bit of drama to make it a great one.
There are no moral victories when games count 2.7x as much, but: 1) The Royals continue to barrel everything. Franco also just missed a grand slam the other way. 2) Matheny PH for Alex Gordon(!) vs. a LHP and was rewarded with a game-tying HR. There are no sacred cows. Good.
If Charlie Blackmon hits .350 the rest of the year, his batting average won't drop below .400 until he has 205 AB. If he hits just .330 - he hit .331 for all of 2017 - his average wont drop below .400 until he has 166 AB. He only needs ~169 AB to qualify for the batting title.
I say this as often as I can, and watching the Braves' lineup make the Dodgers' vaunted pitching staff look pedestrian for the third time in four games, I'm going to say it one more time: Kevin Seitzer is the best hitting coach in baseball.
No quarterback in NFL history has ever averaged 8+ adjusted net yards per attempt in three consecutive seasons. Patrick Mahomes is well on his way to doing so in his first three seasons as a starter. #YoungGOAT
The last 4 minutes of regulation in this Chargers-Raiders game featured some of the dumbest football in recent NFL history
Good thing the Steelers punted on 4th and 1, or the Browns might have scored a touchdown even faster
Patrick Mahomes has won two games at Mile High. The only Chiefs quarterback to have won more games in Denver is Len Dawson. Patrick Mahomes has played five games in the NFL.
How appropriate that the first Cub to play in the WS will be a black man (Dexter Fowler) - they weren't even allowed to play the last time.