(“The TEN” is not a top ten items worth being included in “The TEN”)
1.) Game Three of the 2017 World Series is tonight. Los Angeles Dodgers versus the Houston Astros…Yu Darvish versus Lance McCullers Jr.
2.) “I think Joe Girardi’s brush with the third rail of modern day social media Fred Merkle-ism convinced him and his family to demur. He seems like a fine man and I wish him Godspeed. That being said, if the Yankees don’t replace him as manager with Colin Kaepernick they’re racist.”—Dennis Miller
3.) Former Los Angeles Lakers center, Andrew Bynum turns 30 today. Bynum, the tenth overall pick in the 2005 NBA Draft, last played for the Lakers in 2012. He last played in the NBA (26 games) in 2014 and made $72-million in his career.
4.) “Graduated from Downey some 40 years ago and the name warren still turns my stomach.”—MVS commenter “KB”
5.) St. Francis (last night-10/26) defeats Harvard-Westlake, 77-27. Golden Knights now 9-0, Wolverines fall to 7-2. Face Cathedral next week for Angelus League title.
6.) “SD ditching the wing t a bit. Kinda smart why split carries when you have a dominant back.”—MVS commenter “FridayKnights”
7.) Alhambra Alum/MLB Hall of Famer, Ralph Kiner was born on this day in 1922. Kiner, who died at the age of 91 in 2014, hit 369 home runs in ten seasons (1946-1955) with the Pittsburgh Pirates, Chicago Cubs and Cleveland Indians.
8.) Former San Francisco Giants, Minnesota Twins, and California Angels outfielder/DH, Chili Davis has been named hitting coach for the Chicago Cubs.
9.) El Monte (3-1 in league, 5-3 overall) goes to The Swamp tonight to face South El Monte (3-1, 7-1 overall) to battle in the Griffin Bowl and for second place in the Mission Valley League.
10.) “I believe if I stay tall and run up high, I can see better.”—Eric Dickerson