It’s official! The Seattle Mariners will host the 2023 MLB All-Star Game. Just in time for this franchise to take off again… hopefully. ⚾️
I’ve declared myself a dedicated Sonics fan, despite them not being around for the last 13 years. That said, I’ve always had a soft spot for the Knicks. I think this is a really cool move.
I initially missed this part of ESPN’s NHL announcement:
The NHL’s out-of-market streaming package (NHL.TV) is also moving to ESPN+ as part of its subscription offerings.
I mean, that’s money saved and watching up to four games at once. 🏒
The state of Georgia had to fuck around and find out. They just lost the MLB All-Star Game in Atlanta thanks to the voter suppression tactics of state Republicans.
Between watching Baylor women’s coach Kim Mulkey struggle with keeping her mask straight and then saying they should get rid of Covid testing during the Final Four, I’m kind of glad that foul wasn’t called now. This also wasn’t her first time saying something stupid.
Mike Gastineau’s account of how Sonics fans won’t let this team die is spot on. It’s probably a little cult-like, and I can’t really explain it, but I get more excited talking about the Sonics than I do anything else basketball related. Sonics Forever is worth checking out.
LeBron James becomes part owner of the Red Sox.
My James Paxton bobble head is once again current! ⚾️
RIP Tommy Lasorda
⚾️ Seattle Mariners Podcast No. 675
Remembering the late great Dave Niehaus 10 years later. Lots of Mariners memories here.
🏀 Sonics Forever Podcast feat Sir Mix-A-Lot
Absolute golden episode with Mix going through all of his Sonics memories.
This hype video from the Troy Trojans is something.
Also, a morning congratulations to Seattle Sounders FC for clinching their 12th consecutive playoff birth. They’ve never missed the playoffs in MLS and only the Pittsburgh Penguins have a longer playoff streak in American sports.
Here’s what I think of every time Manchester United plays Brighton. ⚽️
On this day in 1993, Robin Ventura made the worst decision of his career, which got him beat up a 46 year old Nolan Ryan. In Texas fashion, Nolan looked like he was roping a calf. Even funnier, Ventura was ejected from the game while Ryan stayed in. ⚾️
ESPN’s Rachel Nichols reports fans who came to greet the Lakers bus in Shanghai covered their faces when NBA cameras came around to hide their identities. Imagine having to hide your fandom of something for fear of arrest simply because someone said your government sucks. 🏀
This is a great design! All grayscale (except for the Barclays Center branding, weird), great text usage, & good visual balance.
I was watching the Braves/Nationals “game” (Nats won 7-0) on Sunday and the announcers noticed Washington manager Dave Martinez had disappeared from the dugout, despite not being ejected. Turns out he had chest pains, followed by a cauterization on Monday. Get well, Dave. ⚾️
As a Florida Gators fan, I’m in the middle of Miami Hate Week, since we play the Canes on Saturday. A former co-worker made the mistake of betting me lunch over the game. For the past few days, I’ve been sending him videos of gators eating ibises with no comment attached. 🐊🏈
I’m happy to see the Braves adding Billy Hamilton off waivers from KC. I’ve been a big fan of his since his days playing for my hometown Pensacola Blue Wahoos, where he set the single-season steals mark in 2012 at 155. ⚾️
The Athletic posted an article yesterday detailing the different scouting services the Washington Huskies football program subscribes to. One of those companies, Hudl, is right in my own back yard. I could imagine a dream job of chopping up and tagging recruiting videos.
This is big! Florida almost never leaves the state for non-conference games.