October 03, 2020

SportsFilter: The Saturday Huddle:

A place to discuss the sports stories that aren't making news, share links that aren't quite front-page material, and diagram plays on your hand. Remember to count to five Mississippi before commenting in anger.

posted by huddle to general at 06:00 AM - 7 comments

RIP the great Bob Gibson, fierce and admired mound master of my youth.

He commanded the 1967 World Series. In Red Sox country, we watched him impose his will on Game 7 with a sense of wonderment mixed with the numbing realization of the inevitability of doom.

Check out Gibson staring in from the mound from the looming shadows under the majestic bill of his cap, then have a look at Dave Stewart doing the same in the 1989 World Series. Their smoldering eyes are twin exhibits in the Museum of Purpose.

posted by beaverboard at 09:09 AM on October 03, 2020

Yep, certainly one of the icons of baseball. RIPower

posted by NoMich at 10:45 AM on October 03, 2020

Between Lou Brock and Bob Gibson it's been a tough few weeks for old-school Cards fans.

posted by Ufez Jones at 12:57 PM on October 03, 2020

Cam Newton tests positive for Covid-19. The Chiefs have some positive test results as well, so the NFL is looking to move their game back to Monday or Tuesday

posted by NoMich at 02:33 PM on October 03, 2020

It's been a tough time for old Dodger fans too. Ron Perranoski passed away - he is the third Dodger to depart in recent weeks. I remember watching him pitch. That guy was money.

There was a period of time when a number of stellar relievers had better stats and won loss records than some established starters did, and Perranoski was one of those guys.

posted by beaverboard at 08:13 PM on October 03, 2020

A Trump supporter assaulted someone at the Denton Buc-ees gas station Saturday afternoon. Video shows a violent sucker punch without provocation, but former ESPN Radio host Tony Bruno had this reaction. On Twitter it isn't easy to stand out as a shitty human being, but Bruno managed it here. I didn't know he'd fallen so far.

posted by rcade at 08:53 PM on October 03, 2020

Video shows a violent sucker punch without provocation

Very sad that people have somehow been motivated to react this way. What gratification does anyone get from this type of act? As for Bruno have no idea who he is but didn't help his situation at all with those posts.

posted by cixelsyd at 08:19 PM on October 04, 2020

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