Aaron Judge sets a record of 61, but Barry Bonds holds a record

Sometime in the 19th century, someone threw the first pitch in the history of baseball. This was followed by the second pitch in baseball history, at which point someone said right away that the pitch wasn’t what it used to be. Baseball is constantly trying to chase after a purer, happier past that never existed, and this strange habit is most evident when discussing the record for one season. Ty Cobb, who rose to stardom in the era of dead balls, used to be wary of the idea that players…

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MLB playoff teams ranked by starting pitching rotation

During the regular season, it’s fairly easy to determine the relative strength of different teams’ rotations. Just about every team is on even ground in using five starters (though some use six these days) to grind through the 162-game schedule, so statistics can often tell most of the story. It’s far more complicated, though, to discern which team has the starting pitching advantage during the postseason, especially with the new 12-team format. In the best-of-three wild-card series, teams may end up using only two starters, so front-end dominance could play…

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AEW Dynamite: Juice Robinson debuts against Jon Moxley

SI.com’s Week in Wrestling It is published every week and provides sub-surface coverage of the pro wrestling business. Juice Robinson: ‘This is the night I’m going to prove I’m a great star’ Juice Robinson is hours away from the most important match of his career. On Wednesday evening, in front of a crowded Philadelphia home, the former New Japan Pro-Wrestling star will star in dynamite In the ring against AEW Champion Jon Moxley. “If you don’t know who Juice Robinson is, I’ll show you,” Robinson says. “You’ll see all I…

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Before College Football Playoff expands, many questions remain

Greg Sankey opened the doors and broke into the circle of reporters assembled in the lobby of the Big Ten headquarters in Rosemont, Illinois. The SEC commissioner took a deep breath inward as if he was seconds away from a major announcement, and perhaps a breakthrough in negotiations for expanded college football. “My quote is this!” He shouted, and then, as he darted toward the door, Sankey smiled and pointed at CFP Executive Director Bill Hancock, “Whatever he said!” The 10 FBS commissioners and Notre Dame sporting director Jack Swarbrick…

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WNBA Off-Season Questions: Brittney Griner, Breanna Stewart, Prioritization & More

The 2022 WNBA season is somewhat only a week in rearview, and six finalists — Aja Wilson, Kelsey Bloom, Chelsea Gray, Alyssa Thomas, Breona Jones, plus Sun coach Kurt Miller — have already moved on to playing basketball in the States United States of America. The ongoing FIBA ​​World Cup in Australia. But while the members of the title-winning Aces and the second-placed Sun focus on international play, it’s never too early to start thinking about what W will look like next spring. So here are five burning questions poised…

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Trevor Lawrence, Tua Tagovailoa among young NFL QBs causing parity

It’s been a great September for the NFL, with a good game (Miami at Cincinnati) coming Thursday to finish out the month. And so you guys had a lot of good questions for me this week. Let’s dive in … From Peter Small (@peterlsmall): NFL parity more/less unique this year than prior years? Peter, it’s struck me through the past three Sundays how many awesome endings we’ve had. There’ll be a dud, I’m sure, soon—and there’s a better chance that those will come when the byes start in Week 6.…

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NFL Playoff Picture 2022: How Ticket Prices Changed Before Week 4

Which Week 3 games changed things the most in the form of an NFL game? Things can move quickly in the NFL, but some hot starts and shaky early performances have changed the post-season look for this year. Here’s a look at what he did (and didn’t) move the needle in week 3, using insights from Post-Season Reservations SI Tickets. Is the Jaguar Playoff Binding? It wasn’t that Jacksonville beat the Charger on the road on Sunday afternoon. she was How They won and that was impressive. While Justin Herbert…

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Roger Federer turned skeptics into fans

• Chris Almeida and I chatted on Friday about Roger Federer. • You have likely seen this image, an instant classic, of Federer and Nadal following the match. To use what has become a musty cliché, “there’s so much to unpack here.” Quick story: while we were filming “Strokes of Genius” in 2018, Federer and Nadal, independently, made the same point about their rivalry, They were grateful for the presence of the other. Sure, with no Nadal, Federer likely would have won a few more majors. And with no Federer, Nadal…

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Snoop Dogg had a terrible but funny look on the Celebrity Wheel of Fortune

1. Let’s start with the positives: Snoop Dogg was very entertaining as a contestant on a recent episode of celebrity wheel of fortune, His effort was amazing. However, here comes the negative, his execution was a problem. In fact, the negative is also positive, because Snoop’s wrong answers were funny. There were many wrong answers. I don’t want to spoil anything for those of you Who want to go freshSo I’ll post the compilation video after this sentence and then write about Snoop’s performance underneath. Snoop’s lack of “Baking brownies”…

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Career Bucs backup QB Ryan Griffin, best known for holding drunk Tom Brady

Two and a half years ago, after the Pirates plastered The Chiefs at Super Bowl LV, indelible image From the team’s wine-soaked championship boat parade along the Hillsborough River, Tom Brady was plastered back ashore, swinging on former news cameras while leaning on his teammate who looked more like a bouncer pulling a brawler out of the pub. For the wider world of football, the scene embodied how archetypal Vanilla Brady – who later He blamed his drunkenness Lots of avocado tequila – cut in celebration of the record-setting Super…

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