1.) The Cleveland Indians with a 5-2 victory over the Minnesota Twins on Thursday night won their 100th game of the season for the third time. The two previous times the franchise won 100 games, 1954 & 1995, the Tribe lost the World Series.
2.) “Why won’t the Coach, the GM, the Owners, the League, the Somebody, just come out and forbid Odell Beckham Jr. from celebrating TD’s by getting down on all fours, lifting his leg and pretending he’s a dog peeing on the field?”—Dennis Miller
3.) On this date in 1954: New York Giants centerfielder, Willie Mays made his famous over the shoulder/back to the plate catch of Cleveland Indians’ Vic Wertz blast.
4.) Aaron Rodgers threw four touchdown passes in Green Bay’s 35-14 victory over Chicago on Thursday (last) night. The Packers are now 3-1, the Bears 1-3.
5.) The last time the Los Angeles Rams played the Dallas Cowboys in Dallas, was on November 15, 1992. Jim Everrett threw two touchdown passes (Jeff Chadwick & Cleveland Gary) and Cleveland Gary rushed for 110 yards and a score. Tony Zendejas had a pair of fourth quarter field goals to put the Rams over the top and Kevin Greene added a sack. The Cowboys went on to win eight of their last nine games including the Super Bowl. The Rams finished with two more wins to go 6-10…Greene would register one more sack later in the season to finish with ten and end his career with the team.
6.) On this date in 1946 the Los Angeles Rams (previously Cleveland) play their first game in LA.
7.) “We aren’t closer until we prove it. La Serna is still the team to beat in this league.”—MVS commenter “Elrancho”
8.) The Colorado Rockies hold two-game lead over the Milwaukee Brewers with three games to play for the National League’s final Wild Card spot.
9.) The last time Arroyo lost at Rosemead was on November 2, 2007…Tra Sumler rushed for 175 yards, Angel Alejandre threw three touchdown passes in the Panthers 31-20 victory.
10.) “A manager has to convince his hitters that they have to get on base for the next guy and that no player can do it by himself. Sometimes that isn’t easy. In the playoffs, you can get into trouble because everybody wants to be a hero.”—Earl Weaver