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This Was Kiké Hernandez's Night This Was Kiké Hernandez's Night

The list of players with three home runs in a postseason game is fairly short. There’s Babe Ruth, twice. There’s Mr. October, Albert Pujols, George Brett. José Altuve, who did it two weeks ago, and Pablo Sandoval, who did it five years ago, and Adrián Beltré and Bob Robertson. Weirdly, there is Adam Kennedy, in a year…

Dodgers Blow Out Cubs To Advance To World Series Dodgers Blow Out Cubs To Advance To World Series

For the first time in this series, the Cubs failed to score first. The Dodgers took full advantage, with an 11-1 victory to win their first pennant in nearly 30 years.

There's One Tiny Business Behind All Those Giant Flags There's One Tiny Business Behind All Those Giant Flags

It has become impossible to ignore the American flag at sporting events. This is, in part, because of the increasingly elaborate performance that is the pregame ceremony for the national anthem, in which the flag works as symbolic shorthand to represent whatever you want it to about the country, the troops, and only…

This Is The Arc Of Joe Maddon's Anger This Is The Arc Of Joe Maddon's Anger

In the eighth inning of tonight’s 3-2 Cubs victory over the Dodgers, there was, for a few moments, a third-strike call on Curtis Granderson. Just until the umpires conferred for a bit and determined that Granderson had in fact fouled the ball off rather than swinging and missing. This made Cubs manager Joe Maddon…

The Cubs Live Another Day The Cubs Live Another Day

After failing to protect an early lead in each of their three NLCS games against the Dodgers so far, the Cubs managed to pull it off tonight with a 3-2 victory to stave off a sweep.

Jeremy Lin Leaves Court In Tears After Suffering Knee Injury  Jeremy Lin Leaves Court In Tears After Suffering Knee Injury 

Jeremy Lin went down with an ugly knee injury in the fourth quarter of tonight’s game against the Indiana Pacers after going up for a contested layup.

The Astros' Bats Continue To Lie Weirdly, Sadly Dormant The Astros' Bats Continue To Lie Weirdly, Sadly Dormant

The Yankees are just one game from the World Series after tonight’s 5-0 win over the Astros—thanks to another strong starting pitching performance, sure, but also to Houston’s sudden and near-total impotence at the plate.

Aaron Judge Jumps And— Aaron Judge Jumps And—

Large Yankees outfielder Aaron Judge made quite the catch in the top of the fourth inning tonight, crashing into the right field wall to snare a deep fly ball before tumbling over backwards:

Report: Handsome Man Not Interested In Managing Mets Report: Handsome Man Not Interested In Managing Mets

Recently ousted Tigers manager Brad Ausmus is looking for another team. Just, uh, not one as messy as the Mets—the man has standards, you know.

Washington Nationals Lose Playoff Series, Again Washington Nationals Lose Playoff Series, Again

The Nationals continued their existence-long stretch of playoff futility tonight, falling to the Cubs in an NLDS Game 5 that combined a shaky Gio Gonzalez start, a blown lead, a historically weird inning-long meltdown, some very intense replay review and a failed attempt at a comeback before finally losing, 9-8. It…

MLB Rulebook Suggests Umps Botched Call As Nationals Unlock Special Version Of Two-Out Hell MLB Rulebook Suggests Umps Botched Call As Nationals Unlock Special Version Of Two-Out Hell

There are seven different ways to allow a baserunner, and the Nationals engaged in far too many of them in a nightmarish fifth inning that saw their 4-3 lead turn into a 7-4 deficit.

Winnipeg Jets Players Catch, Release River Monster  Winnipeg Jets Players Catch, Release River Monster 

Winnipeg Jets center Matt Hendricks and defenseman Dustin Byfuglien have both been dealing with minor injuries, a foot problem and a “soft-tissue issue,” respectively. Their rehab of choice this week involved taking advantage of a mandatory off-day to head out on British Columbia’s Fraser River and catch a 600-pound…

Cleveland Beaten By Yankees And By Themselves Cleveland Beaten By Yankees And By Themselves

The Indians’ catalogue of postseason failure is fairly lengthy, but it is not especially varied. There are, after all, a lot of different ways to lose—blowouts and gentle fades and attempted comebacks that can’t come back enough. But Cleveland’s recent history of loss here is almost exclusively defined by singular…

Lindsey Graham Promises That Donald Trump Really Did Shoot A 73, Or Maybe A 74, He Swears Lindsey Graham Promises That Donald Trump Really Did Shoot A 73, Or Maybe A 74, He Swears

Two days ago, Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC) tweeted the following:

Stephen Strasburg Was Electric Stephen Strasburg Was Electric

Stephen Strasburg wasn’t supposed to pitch today. After a ridiculous 24-hour news cycle in which he was alternately said to be unable to start because he pitched a Tuesday bullpen session, to have actually pitched that Tuesday bullpen session on Monday, to really only be unable to start because he was sick from a…

Politician Delights In America's Failure

Hot soccer commentary coming in from Rep. Brendan Boyle (D-PA):

Report: Florida Man Sets Self On Fire After Cowboys Loss Report: Florida Man Sets Self On Fire After Cowboys Loss

Here’s a Florida Man story that’s just, like, a little too on the nose—a 27-year-old guy in Vero Beach who was hospitalized with second- and third-degree burns after setting himself on fire when he lost a bet on Sunday’s Packers-Cowboys game.

Noah Syndergaard Enjoys Hockey Game Noah Syndergaard Enjoys Hockey Game

You may think that you’ve been enjoying hockey the right way—maybe by yourself or maybe in a group of friends or maybe with a significant other, but no matter what, without another person’s hands in your mouth. Maybe someone else’s tongue in your mouth, if you’re caught on the Kiss Cam or just get really drunk or…

Nationals Are Gifted Rainout, Will Still Start Tanner Roark Over Stephen Strasburg, Have Mold Problem Nationals Are Gifted Rainout, Will Still Start Tanner Roark Over Stephen Strasburg, Have Mold Problem

It can be very, very easy to see the decisions surrounding a rainout as far simpler than they are. If it looks like it’s going to rain all evening, but a team refuses to either move up first pitch or call the game—you fucking morons. If it is maybe going to rain later but definitely is not raining now, and a team…

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