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MLB Update, Recap and Perspectives, Tuesday, 9-10-19:

Tigers draw a line in the dirt at 100 losses…

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MLB Update, Recap and Perspectives, Monday, 9-9-19:

Yanks are heard singing NY, NY in the visitors’ locker room at Fenway; what a way for Boonie’s Bombers to put the hated Bosox out of their ever loving playoff contention misery …

MLB Update:

— Yankees blank the Red Sox behind the immortal James Paxton, and Boston’s playoff hopes fade into oblivion … I don’t care how many games we have left with Tampa Bay. And by the way, good riddance for Dumbrowski. #RedSox #Yankees
— Pirates put on their rally caps in the ninth inning … how often does that happen? Maybe they can loan some of this offensive mojo to the comatose Steelers… #Pirates #Giants
— Astros serve notice that their offense is just as potent as the Yankees’ by proceeding to set fire to Mike Fiers’ gaudy resume for 2019. This was one helluva a whupping … one that the A’s won’t soon forget, even if they happen to draw the wild card. #Athletics #Astros
— Cubs bulk up with some man-sized run production in Man Diego, with new guy Nico leading the way. #Cubs #Padres

2019 US Open Update: Finals (Men’s Singles)

There was no stopping the brute force of Nadal … but skinny Medvedev certainly put up some heavyweight resistance.

2019 US Open Update:

— There was no stopping the brute force of Nadal, though his Russian opponent gave him a major league, five-set fight. Midway through the third set, with Nadal up a break and looking to consolidate his advantage, he missed a set up, put away volley, which opened the door for a comeback. Most amazingly, Daniil obliged and had Rafa on his heels for the next two and a half sets, with strong serving, sharp ground strokes and some great net play. But in the end, as is usually the case, expecting a mere mortal to withstand five sets of body punches from the spirited Spaniard was just not realistic. It’s over, and congratulations to the holder of 19 majors … now just one behind Roger.

— Regarding today’s US Open final … anybody who thinks this was not an amazing final is sadly mistaken. Incredible shot making, blood and guts, abrupt changes in momentum, and a crowd on the edge of its seat for nearly five hours. Tennis needed what it got today very badly. I found this immensely more interesting than the ever-sluggish Wimbledon final.
— The power of sports — working to transform a rather gruff Russian into a beloved crowd favorite in the blink of a Hawkeye.