The TEN: 10/27/2017

(“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

4 Comments to "The TEN: 10/27/2017"

  1. Ron Vrooman, AHS stat man's Gravatar Ron Vrooman, AHS stat man
    October 27, 2017 - 4:59 pm | Permalink

    @ Bank: I second that! Bynum WAS a bust; the money spent on his contract was a waste of roughly the same magnitude as signing Kobe Bryant to that last two-year deal.

  2. My Two Cents's Gravatar My Two Cents
    October 27, 2017 - 1:42 pm | Permalink

    3) I wouldn’t call Bynum a bust. He had some productive years with the Lakers. Knee injuries derailed his career.
    8) I believe he also played for my Kansas City Royals.
    9) This game won’t be close. SEM by at least 3 TDs. With both teams predominately running the ball, up the middle no less, you could be at your favorite restaurant before 9.

  3. SH's Gravatar SH
    October 27, 2017 - 9:36 am | Permalink

    @Lupe from Bonita
    Your program it not only in trouble but on life support. How can a school with all that talent win one league game in two years. The only win comes against the “well coached” Diamond Bar brahmas. How can people be calling Diamond Bar well coached when they go 0-10 and lose to Walnut. The admin drank the cool aid both at Bonita and Diamond Bar when they hire there coaches.

  4. Take it to the Bank's Gravatar Take it to the Bank
    October 27, 2017 - 9:09 am | Permalink

    Bynum was a bust, and it’s a sign of our degenerate times that this kind of guy gets lavished with $72 million and world-wide fame, while others have to work multiple jobs just to get by. If I heard, however, that he had gone home to his alma mater to do stats for free, my perspective on him would be entirely different.

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