The TEN: 6/29/2020

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

1. A new rule change for the 2020 MLB season will have a runner starting on second base for each half inning in extra innings. The rule will not be in place for the post season.

2. Sierra Vista will begin on field football workouts Monday July 6 Co-Head Coach Matt Villasenor confirmed.

3. Former boxing champion Roberto Duran is hospitalized in Panama with the coronavirus.

4. Former Dodger outfielder Andrew Toles was arrested on a misdemeanor trespassing charge earlier this week when he was found sleeping behind a Federal Express building at a Key West, Florida airport and refused to leave.

5. The Lakers will face the Clippers followed by the New Orleans Pelicans against the Utah Jazz to open the restart of the NBA season July 30.

6. Joe Bugel, the former Washington Redskins offensive line coach who was known as being the architect of the famed “Hogs” in the 1980s, passed away at the age of 80. Bugel, who spent 32 years in the NFL, was also the head coach of the Phoenix Cardinals from 1990-1993 and was the HC of the Oakland Raiders for one season in 1997.

7. Under Armour is attempting to break its 15-year, $280 million contract with UCLA.

8. Quarterback Cam Newton signed a one-year, incentive laden deal with the New England Patriots.

9. On this day in 1990 Fernando Valenzuela threw a no-hitter in the Dodgers 6-0 win over the St. Louis Cardinals. On the same day the Oakland A’s Dave Stewart no-hit the Toronto Blue Jays.

10. “If you have a sombrero throw it to the sky!” – Dodger announcer Vin Scully at the completion of Valenzuela’s no-hitter.

13 Comments to "The TEN: 6/29/2020"

  1. Ron Vrooman, AHS stat man's Gravatar Ron Vrooman, AHS stat man
    July 1, 2020 - 9:43 pm | Permalink

    @ RAMS FAN: We have some common ground here, although I’ll politely disagree when it comes to “Doyers.” Take care, man.

    The Dodgers should’ve found a way to keep Bill Buckner. They didn’t get the same level of offensive production from Rick Monday, whom they got for Buckner in a trade with the Chicago Cubs before the 1977 season. It seemed like Monday was always hurt.
    Buckner was a very good player for the Dodgers, and he had some outstanding seasons for both Chicago and Boston. He probably would’ve been a superstar for the Dodgers had he stayed in L.A.

    Have a nice July 4th weekend, everyone. Stay healthy and safe.

  2. RAMS FAN's Gravatar RAMS FAN
    July 1, 2020 - 9:20 am | Permalink

    You are not a Dodger fan. No Dodger fan would be insulted or offended by anything Vin Scully says. He brought an excitement and color to every game he called. His honesty and enthusiasm for the game had no equal. You seem to be offended by some negative connotation a sombrero has to you but Vin used it as a symbol of pride and inclusion. The term Doyers is used by many of my friends of Hispanic descent as a light hearted joke at themselves. We used to be able to laugh at ourselves and not take offence to every little thing. Let’s get back to that ok?

  3. Ron Vrooman, AHS stat man's Gravatar Ron Vrooman, AHS stat man
    June 30, 2020 - 11:36 pm | Permalink

    One more thing: I’ve always considered the Confederate flag to be an abomination. The people who founded that attempt at a country in 1860-61 were traitors to the United States; their primary goal was to preserve slavery, which was the morally bankrupt basis for the Southern plantation economy.
    The governor of Mississippi today signed a law ordering the removal of the “Stars and Bars” from the state flag. That action was long overdue, but they finally did the right thing.

    A sombrero, with its wide brim, can come in handy wherever the weather’s hot. Mariachi singers and musicians look sharp wearing them, and, as far as I know, anyone else can wear one.

  4. Ron Vrooman, AHS stat man's Gravatar Ron Vrooman, AHS stat man
    June 30, 2020 - 11:00 pm | Permalink

    @ “Doyers”: You ought to know that Vin Scully was not being derogatory with the sombrero reference. He was ecstatic about Fernando’s career-best performance; I heard the broadcast at the time, and there was nothing but joy in Scully’s voice. (I’ve also heard the recording numerous times since then.)
    Fernando Valenzuela was a hit for the Dodgers from almost his very first pitch late in the 1980 season. “Fernandomania” was born when he pitched them to victory in the ’81 season opener, and Fernando was one of the main reasons why they won the World Series in that strike-shortened season.
    Vin Scully was an enthusiastic supporter of Fernando and his intensely loyal fans. I don’t recall Scully ever changing his tune on that one.

    As for what happened at Anaheim/Angel Stadium later in Fernando’s career, it was certainly inappropriate for fans to behave in that manner. I didn’t listen to that broadcast, and, without a transcript, I can’t comment on what Scully said at the time.
    Scully was a Dodgers broadcaster for 67 seasons, so he was bound to make an occasional mistake over such a long career. It’s called being human. Evidently, he committed very few malaprops that were of any consequence.
    I don’t recall Scully ever being malicious or sarcastic while on the air, but I must admit that I didn’t have the opportunity or the desire to listen to every single broadcast. Perhaps others would like to comment on this topic.

    I’ll take your word for it when it comes to the “Doyers” thing. I, as a fairly bilingual “gringo,” have considered that name to be offensive since I first saw it on fan jerseys at Dodger Stadium several years ago.
    Over the course of decades, I’ve occasionally listened to Jaime Jarrin, the Dodgers’ longtime Spanish-language play-by-play announcer (who works with Fernando Valenzuela in the booth, by the way).
    Besides the fact that Jarrin has always come across as a gentleman, he speaks Spanish beautifully. And, during all this time, he has pronounced “Dodgers” correctly, with a Spanish accent. (Jarrin gives the “o” a long sound, like a Spanish speaker should, and he clearly enunciates the “d” and the “g.”)
    “Doyers” is offensive to me because that word is not the team name and, to me, it represents linguistic and intellectual sloppiness.
    Was the decision to market the “‘Doyers” jersey an attempt to cater to less-educated fans? I’m far from the only person to be offended by the name “Doyers.” I’d like to hear what others have to say about this as well.

    I just retired from Levy Restaurants at Dodger Stadium, so I’m now at greater liberty to talk about things there, including the (mostly) overpriced concessions.

  5. Doyers's Gravatar Doyers
    June 30, 2020 - 9:40 pm | Permalink

    Okay Letty. In your honor I’m going outside to throw a sombrero full of tortillas “in the air” for you and all your latino friends. Happy now? And to BB. congrats to me, I taught another low info reader how to use the google machine.

  6. Bill Buckner's Gravatar Bill Buckner
    June 30, 2020 - 7:25 pm | Permalink

    “Bill Buckner died a year ago.” Thank you Captain Obvious! It was May 27th of last year actually but thank you for sniffing out that scoop. Nothing gets by you. Well said Leticia.

  7. Leticia Sanchez's Gravatar Leticia Sanchez
    June 30, 2020 - 7:14 pm | Permalink

    Please stop using Doyers as your nickname. That is so offensive to me as a Hispanic woman born and raised in LA that has been a DODGER fan since Fernando was there. Also got to meet Vin Scully. What a gracious, brilliant man! And by the way every Hispanic family member and Hispanic person I know loves Vinny and loved the line “If you have a sombrero throw it to the sky!” Greatest line ever. You might want to do your homework on that one.

  8. Doyers's Gravatar Doyers
    June 30, 2020 - 6:02 pm | Permalink

    @BB: You are typical of people that call other people idiots. Those types don’t bother to read or listen. Bill Buckner died a year ago.

  9. Bill Buckner's Gravatar Bill Buckner
    June 30, 2020 - 5:42 pm | Permalink

    So you’re offended 32 years later? Snowflake! Then quit using the moniker “Doyers” idiot.

  10. Doyers's Gravatar Doyers
    June 30, 2020 - 12:50 pm | Permalink

    I use the screen ID “Doyers” sarcastically. I find people refering to Mexican fans as Doyer lovers insulting. I stopped going to Angel games when being there at one game when Fernando pitched Angel fans were having a great time sailing tortillas like frisbees onto the field with Scully making a huge joke of it on the radio. Yeah that gave Hispanics “ethnic pride” right smart guy?

  11. Doyers's Gravatar Doyers
    June 30, 2020 - 12:35 pm | Permalink

    How would you like ” toss your confederate flag in the air for Hershiser” or ” toss your do rag in the air for Jansen” or maybe “toss your flied lice in the air for Nomo”. Sombrero’s even back in Fernando’s era had a derogatory implications of the lazy Mexican dozing on the corner with the huge Sombrero giving him shade.The hat’s an insult to Americans of Mexican heritage.

  12. Ron Vrooman, AHS stat man's Gravatar Ron Vrooman, AHS stat man
    June 29, 2020 - 8:32 pm | Permalink

    That was a great call by Vin Scully back in 1990. The no-hitter was one last flash of brilliance from Fernando Valenzuela, who was near the end of his career with the Dodgers.
    In my view, Scully, who was typically known for being savvy, was only validating the understandable ethnic pride felt by Hispanics who reveled in the success of one of their own. I think they would consider Scully to be an ally.

  13. Doyers's Gravatar Doyers
    June 29, 2020 - 12:03 pm | Permalink

    In this era Scully might have been fired for that call.

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