The TEN: 9/1/17

(“The TEN” is not a top ten but ten items worth being included in “The TEN”)

1.) Arroyo defeats Temple City, 27-8 on Thursday night.

2.) Los Angeles Dodgers get swept in Arizona and become the first team since the 1969 Baltimore Orioles to lose five consecutive games and still be 50 games above .500.

3.) Thursday night contest between Azusa & Bassett cancelled due to excessive heat.

4.) On this date in 1939, World War II starts, Germany invades Poland.

5.) Los Angeles Angels acquire Justin Upton from the Detroit Tigers and Brandon Phillips from the Atlanta Braves. Lose Cameron Maybin on waivers to the Houston Astros. Astros acquire Justin Verlander from the Tigers just before the midnight trade deadline.

6.) Gladstone at Ganesha tonight will be delayed due to the heat. Kick-off will be at 8:PM not 7:PM

7.) “@superman—El Monte is the team that has me a bit worried. That offense is an animal all its own. We could win 50-0 or it’s a bloody fight. Coach C will know exactly how to scout a defense a find a weakness.”—MVS commenter “FridayKnights”

8.) On this day in 1989, A. Bartlett Giamatti MLB Commissioner, dies of heart attack at 51.

9.) “@Peterson: La Serna fan said your old arthritic fingers are probably the reason you could not muster the strength to type something glowing about the thumping La Serna took from an average Tijuana border team. I feel your pain Pete. Come see me, I have just the cocktail for you.”—MVS commenter “Dr. Kevorkian”

10.) “Whatever happend to Joe Torosiaan?”—MVS commenter “Westalto16”

“This book has been such a breath of fresh air. Reminding me why I sit on bleachers and what a community is all about. Most importantly what high school football is all about. I read the book 3 times.”
“Anyone who has a kid trying out for his High School football team needs to read this book. Torosian has taken his 20 some years of reporting on Prep sports, mixed a healthy dose of San Gabriel Valley insider references and created a very readable first effort.”
“A page turner…I’m sorry it’s over! Is a sequel in the works?”
“Torosian does for high school football what Hemingway did for the Spanish Civil War…compelling look beyond the scoreboard and into the lives of players…”
“A truly great story unfolds in the pages of Joe Torosian’s first novel. With high school football at its core, the story of Dale Andrade shows how a young man grows in all aspects of his life thanks to being a part of a team and a football community.”
“This is a great read for everyone: from those who love high school football to those who have no idea about the game.”
“This book brings you onto the field and into the locker room…”
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17 Comments to "The TEN: 9/1/17"

  1. @ Two Cents's Gravatar @ Two Cents
    September 2, 2017 - 11:47 am | Permalink

    When I heard that Kim Jung whatever was bragging about having the missiles to hit the U.S., my response was to say “don’t talk, launch them.” He’s obviously not going to do that, so his words are a mere echo of the blustering done by the USSR when they got nukes. Welcome to the fifties, Kim Jung.
    To those who think massive military spending is still needed for American defense, ask yourself: what nation would openly attack this country? The answer to that question will inform you clearly that the big bucks spent on military products is to further the interests of big business, at taxpayer and innocent foreigners’ expense. Wake up and smell the profits.

  2. cancelled's Gravatar cancelled
    September 1, 2017 - 7:12 pm | Permalink

    Is game cancelled wife gets message Friday saying GAME TOMMOROW CANCELLED. I ask a friend who’s son plays on team and coach says game still on. Lol confusion

  3. Just A Thought....'s Gravatar Just A Thought....
    September 1, 2017 - 6:18 pm | Permalink

    Yeah, I am sorry, but this trend of administrators canceling NIGHT games because of heat is just stupid.

    It is one thing to cancel or postpone a day game–the impact of the sun can drive field temperatures (different than air temp) to a dangerous level. But that impact is far less at night, for what I hope are obvious reasons (hint–it has to do with the absence of the sun).

    Apparently it never dawned on them that these kids have been practicing for months, in heat often equal to this (remember, they practice in the heat of the day), for the opportunity to do one thing: play in the damned games! We have certainly had hot spells like this in the past, with minimal cancellations. This is one chicken(stuff) administrator doing it, and the rest playing “me, too” so they can avoid angry parent phone calls. Pathetic.

  4. September 1, 2017 - 4:47 pm | Permalink

    What is up with all this La Serna crying and whining!!!!! Geez! Are you guys really crying about coverage? In case you haven’t noticed there are only a handful of writers. Maybe instead crying write a detailed breakdown of a game and post it. That’s what this blog is for? But for god sakes stop whining you sound terrible.

  5. cancelled's Gravatar cancelled
    September 1, 2017 - 4:08 pm | Permalink

    Bassett Saturday game now cancelled I got recorded message from school since my kids attend

  6. Knightwatch's Gravatar Knightwatch
    September 1, 2017 - 3:21 pm | Permalink

    I don’t know if it was the heat during the practice week or the heat at game time, but something caused Arroyo-Temple City to be the ugliest sloppy putrid(I’m out of adjectives ) game of high school football I’ve ever seen.

  7. My Two Cents's Gravatar My Two Cents
    September 1, 2017 - 1:25 pm | Permalink

    Rowland vs Alhambra also cancelled.

  8. cancelled's Gravatar cancelled
    September 1, 2017 - 1:17 pm | Permalink

    Gabriellno Keppel cancelled trending is games cancelled cuz they have lots of two way players San Gabriel cancelled won’t be made up. Last Saturday as I was driving on 605 around 3 I saw probably 10 year old in pads and heat playing lol.

  9. Sginsider's Gravatar Sginsider
    September 1, 2017 - 1:13 pm | Permalink

    San Gabriel vs. garey cancelled

  10. My Two Cents's Gravatar My Two Cents
    September 1, 2017 - 1:10 pm | Permalink

    @Major History, complacency thinking the world will be a better place FOREVER because the world has learned our lessons is a very dangerous assumption.

  11. cancelled's Gravatar cancelled
    September 1, 2017 - 11:36 am | Permalink

    Moved to Saturday cuz it the San Gabriel Valley game of the week. Bassett vs Azuza lol. Maybe they figured they have a big crowd. Dam they ruined some parents Three day weekend. Friday or Saturday still going to be same temperature. Maybe they moved it so Spathais can coach Los Altos Friday and Bassett on Saturday. Lol.

  12. General Trump's Gravatar General Trump
    September 1, 2017 - 11:22 am | Permalink

    @MH? “Man has never built a weapon that he has not used eventually. I like the nuclear football close by. Like the Mooch said I can throw a perfect spiral”.

  13. Lonely Angel Fan's Gravatar Lonely Angel Fan
    September 1, 2017 - 11:14 am | Permalink

    I always feel like I must apologize for liking the Angels on this site. Artie finally loosened the purse strings a little. Josh Hamilton set back the Angels from 5 to 7 seasons financially and yes emotionally. The bats will certainly help Trout see better pitches. I wish Maybin well. He played hard.

  14. Anonymous's Gravatar Anonymous
    September 1, 2017 - 10:45 am | Permalink

    Sorry a fan of ours lashed out unnecessarily. Journalists don’t deserve that treatment, but neither does the entire La Serna community either (directed at commentators, not TP or MVS) as a result of one or two “fans”. La Costa isn’t an average team and while the LS squad lost by a large margin, it was a competitive match for the majority of the game. For sure we absolutely could have played better, and I’m certain that a rivalry game such as the smudge pot is a for more interesting story to cover, but please don’t think that everyone from La Serna shares the same perspective of one or two comments on a high school sports blog.

  15. MVS's Gravatar MVS
    September 1, 2017 - 10:39 am | Permalink

    Some soft served admins not letting the kids play cause some heat. Smh

  16. NWO's Gravatar NWO
    September 1, 2017 - 10:22 am | Permalink

    Excessive heat? It’s summer time, it’s supposed to be HOT! I watched two Jr. All American scrimmages last night in the same heat.

  17. Major History's Gravatar Major History
    September 1, 2017 - 9:45 am | Permalink

    World War II was unique because of the development and use of nuclear weapons. This precluded a serious war between combatant nations which possessed these bombs. That’s why we’ll never have another major war, and is also why we don’t need to keep spending trillions to have a “strong national defense.” The world got the message on the morning of August 6, 1945.

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