by John Walters*
*Double Espresso edition: smaller and extra-caffeinated.
One of the most tremendous moments in World Series history. The last batter on the bench, facing a 1-2 count, lofts a single into right center. What follows is two errors, one baserunning gaffe, two runs, and an airplane moment in left field.
Fully Elongated Penix
An hour or two earlier in Bloomington, Indiana, Hoosier QB Michael Penix, Jr., stretches every inch of his frame to score (dubious) on a two-point conversion for the win against Penn State. This play only happened because the Nittany Lions scored with 1:42 to play when stopping for a first down would have ended the contest. The Atlanta Falcons learned nothing from this, losing in the same fashion the following day versus the Detroit Lions.
Under Cover Of Darkness
That sense of anger and sadness from more than 50% of the nation has less to do with who or what Amy Coney Barrett stands for and everything to do with how she backslid into a Supreme Court confirmation. And now you have Brett Kavanaugh proposing that he’ll be sure as hell to dismiss mail-in ballots.
Joe Biden may win Wisconsin… and Pennsylvania…and Ohio… and even Arizona. Will it even matter? That’s what Americans are asking themselves this morning. And if it does not, then our democracy is dead for the foreseeable future.
The question I keep asking myself is why would anyone believe that Mitch McConnell, William Barr and the S.C. judges are suddenly going to play fair. I don’t believe they will. Viva la revolucion!
Seattle’s D.K. Metcalf with the definitive effort play every coach will show for the next 1,000 years. He could go on the speakers circuit off this play alone. Of course it helps to have world-class speed.
Meanwhile, when is Pete Carroll going to learn to NOT throw the ball deep in the red zone toward that particular end zone in this particular stadium????
On MAGA and Fascism
A couple clips from last night. First, this one:
And then, here’s Sacha Baron Cohen: