The TEN: 10/8/2020

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

  1. The Lakers beat the Miami Heat 102-96 in Game 4 Tuesday night to take a 3-1 lead in the NBA Finals. Game 5 is Friday night. 
  2. The Oakland A’s beat the Houston Astros 9-7 Wednesday in Game 3 of the AL Division series. Houston leads the series 2-1. 
  3. The Tampa Bay Rays beat the New York Yankees 8-4 Wednesday in Game 3 to take a 2-1 series lead in the AL Division Series. 
  4. The Atlanta Braves beat the Miami Marlins 2-0 Wednesday in Game 2 to take a 2-0 lead in the NL Division series. 
  5. The Dodgers beat the San Diego Padres 6- 5 Wednesday night to take a 2-0 lead in the NL Division Series.  
  6. Houston Rockets guard Russell Westbrook left an $8,000 tip for the housekeepers of the Grand Floridian hotel on his way out of the bubble in Orlando, Florida. 
  7. “Please be advised that no one from Covina High Football is going door to door selling anything at this time.” – Covina HS Football on Twitter. 
  8. The Galaxy at 4-8-3 are currently in last place in the Western Conference of the MLS.
  9. On this day in 1956 New York Yankees pitcher Don Larsen threw a perfect game in a 2-0 win over the Brooklyn Dodgers in Game 5 of the World Series at Yankee Stadium. 
  10.  Former Florida State coaching great Bobby Bowden, 90, was admitted to the hospital on Tuesday as he undergoes treatment for COVID-19.       

6 Comments to "The TEN: 10/8/2020"

  1. A Moment of Clarity's Gravatar A Moment of Clarity
    October 11, 2020 - 9:34 am | Permalink

    Allow me to explain that all these supposed acts of charity or generosity cost these multi-millionaire jocks exactly NOTHING. It’s all a write-off, which means they either give the money to the government, or to an entity that will boost their own interests. The net income stays the same, while the public perception (among the unwashed) skyrockets.

  2. Anonymous's Gravatar Anonymous
    October 9, 2020 - 12:27 pm | Permalink


    Are you serious? Do you not know about Lebron’s I Promise school? which he provides at-risk students a better education and opportunities which they wouldn’t normally be able to get? Come on man. Stop reading just the headlines and actually see what these athletes do for their communities. It’s not just Westbrook.

  3. Lol's Gravatar Lol
    October 8, 2020 - 6:30 pm | Permalink

    I never understood why people can’t just compliment a positive action. Is there really a point to being negative about it?
    And whats worse is some jealousy perhaps wanting to throw shade at Lebron when he is one of the most giving athletes across all sports. Go ahead and Google “Lebron James Generous” and dont come back here and reply just try and be a happier/positive person it will do wonders for your life.

  4. ?'s Gravatar ?
    October 8, 2020 - 6:10 pm | Permalink

    Stupid comment. James is not an organ grinder monkey. He can use his money like anyone else, like he wants. You must give bigly tips. Yeah right!!

  5. RAMS FAN's Gravatar RAMS FAN
    October 8, 2020 - 12:54 pm | Permalink

    #6 Not a fan of basketball or basketball players in general but that was a class act. Would it be expecting too much for the highest paid basketball player, LeBron,, to match or exceed that tip? Ya ,right.

  6. Grim Reaper's Gravatar Grim Reaper
    October 8, 2020 - 11:18 am | Permalink

    The Dodgers beat the San Diego Padres 6- 5 Wednesday night to take a 2-0 lead in the NL Division Series.
    verb selection beat? Thesaurus?
    Squeaked by, held on, nearly imploded? escape? (play by play used escape)
    Kenley Jansen 10 plus era, Joe Kelly not able to throw a fast ball for a strike 6-5 with the bases loaded yields 2 walks, bases loaded
    If you are a Dodger Fan or manager Dave Roberts, you had to be saying, “oh no here we go again”
    It will be interesting who will come out as closer. Jansen and Kelly have not inspired confidence in the past month. Will it be Graterol or Treinen, and will switching things up in the 9th work? Or does Roberts continue to pencil in Jansen, out of loyalty?

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