The TEN: 9/29/2017

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

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

7 Comments to "The TEN: 9/29/2017"

  1. sgv's Gravatar sgv
    September 29, 2017 - 2:44 pm | Permalink

    The “Thumbs” L.A.’s video game team is the next big thing not futbol. 100,000 at their last game.

  2. Grim Reaper's Gravatar Grim Reaper
    September 29, 2017 - 1:52 pm | Permalink

    Re Too Little too Late
    The NFL used LA as a straw man to get Houston, Carolina, Jacksonville, and Baltimore to pay more money to the owners in the NFL for a franchise or to move. They were so busy using LA to extort, they ignored the result you cite, that a whole generation of fans have no connection to the team.
    When I was a kid I loved the LA Rams and lived and died by their victories and losses. The team at one time was one of the most successful franchises under Big Daddy Don Klosterman and owner Carroll Rosenbloom. But I went to a game last year thinking some of those old feeling would rise up and I would feel some connection to the Rams, but I did not.
    So you are so right, the goodwill of the LA Rams was squandered and destroyed long ago.

    Some people say the worst decision in professional sports was the trade of Babe Ruth by Boston to NY. I say no, it was Carroll Rosenbloom’s decision to go body surfing and end up dead. Putting the team in the hands of show girl wife Georgia Frontiere who was the basis for the woman owner of the Cleveland Indians in the movie Major League.

    She packed up and took the money from St Louis to get richer. Then she and the subsequent owners let the franchise go to the point that St Louis wouldn’t support the team and the NFL take was in the crapper. Finally the time was right to the owners in the NFL to move back, thinking that they could reanimate the goodwill of LA RAMS and that the largest TV market in the US would be a bonanza. But with TV ratings on the decline (their main source of income).. this strategy seems questionable. The average age of the NFL fan is 50 years old now (up almost 6 year in the past 10 Yrs) the average age of a MLS soccer fan is around 40..
    Looks like the kids have made their pick. The NFL is battling demographics.

  3. The Truth's Gravatar The Truth
    September 29, 2017 - 1:48 pm | Permalink

    @mvler, you have no idea what you’re talking about. Tra got hurt at Fullerton JC two years in a row and never was able to fully recover (breaking his leg and tearing his ACL the next year). I’d be a litttle better informed when I opened my trap if I was you.

  4. Too Little Too Late's Gravatar Too Little Too Late
    September 29, 2017 - 11:33 am | Permalink

    It took too long for the NFL to come back to Los Angeles. The league lost an entire generation of area residents to alternative entertainment, and there is plenty of that in Southern California. Those who remember the Rams-Cowboys game mentioned above are of the generation waiting to expire, which is economically irrelevant to the business of pro ball.
    Then, there is the problem that despite the names Rams and Chargers, these teams as presently constituted are among the worst the professional level has to offer. I fully expect that, after the initial rush of enjoying the new Inglewood stadium has passed, these two teams will become restless to find other cities dumb enough to support their sub-par products.

  5. Joe Pulitzer's Gravatar Joe Pulitzer
    September 29, 2017 - 10:50 am | Permalink

    #2: For the same reason someone doesn’t jump on Dennis Miller and duct tape his mouth shut.

  6. CIF's Gravatar CIF
    September 29, 2017 - 9:22 am | Permalink

    11.) Today the CIF divisions for all Winter sports are released.

  7. MVLer's Gravatar MVLer
    September 29, 2017 - 9:17 am | Permalink

    Tra Sumler such a waste of talent.

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