Nov 052022

The Ringer – Kram – How Will History Remember the Houston Astros?

The Ringer – Lindbergh – You Do, in Fact, Have to Hand It to the World Series-Winning Astros

ESPN – Gonzalez – Houston Astros cement dominant run with second World Series title

ESPN – Doolittle – Astros’ Jeremy Pena caps brilliant rookie season with World Series MVP

F0rbes – Ginsbach – Astros Win 2022 World Series And Mattress Mack Wins $75 Million In Futures Bets

Sports Illustrated – Salvador – Astros Provide ‘Mattress Mack’ With $75 Million Betting Payout

Front Office Sports – Poindexter – How the Astros Won the World Series Without Breaking the Bank

ESPN – Schonfield  – Six factors that have shaped this wild World Series — and what they mean for the final game(s)

FiveThirtyEight – O’Connell – The Phillies Will Need The Long Ball For A Long Shot World Series Comeback

ESPN – Lee – Carlos Correa who? How Jeremy Pena replaced an Astros icon, without the team losing a step

ESPN – AP – World Series no-hitter most-watched Game 4 since 2019

Los Angeles Times – Shaikin – Column: Justin Verlander’s first World Series victory has Astros a win away from title

And Mattress Mack 1 win away from a big payday and a whole lot of Texans 1 win away from free furniture.

Sports Illustrated – Apstein – Trey Mancini Saves the Astros With His Glove as His Impact Bat Fails Him

ESPN – Gonzalez – Chas McCormick’s ninth-inning catch saves Astros in Game 5


Sports Illustrated – Baccellieri – Three Thoughts as Astros Outlast Phillies in World Series Game 5

SportsNet – Singh – Astros squeak by Phillies in Game 5 to take lead in heavyweight World Series

TSN – CP – Nets suspend G Irving for failing to disavow antisemitism

Front Office Sports – McCarthy – Brooklyn Nets Suspend Kyrie Irving for Five Games Without Pay

All pro sports, as well as the NCAA, should thank God every day we have sports betting here… We have the only agency in the world that regulates the honesty of games.

Meyer Lansky

My Back Pages

Los Angeles Times – Shaikin – Astros throw combined no-hitter against Phillies in Game 4 of World Series

Sports Illustrated – Selbie – Astros Throw Second No-Hitter in World Series History

ESPN – Gonzalez – Javier, bullpen combine on no-hitter as Astros tie Series

SportsNet – Davidi – Four Astros pitchers combine to throw no-hitter, flip outlook of World Series

Sports Illustrated – Verducci – Cristian Javier Rides His ‘Invisi-Ball’ to World Series History—in More Ways Than One

My pitching philosophy is simple – keep the ball way from the bat.

Satchel Paige

The Atlantic – Thompson – What Moneyball-for-Everything Has Done to American Culture

Los Angeles Times – AP – Gelston – Bryce Harper stars as Phillies tie World Series mark with five homers in win over Astros

SportsNet – Nicholson-Smith – As Phillies bash past Astros, pitch-tipping questions emerge

ESPN – Gonzalez – Lance McCullers Jr. disputes he was tipping pitches as Phils mash 5 HRs

Sports Illustrated – Jackson – Astros’ Lance McCullers Jr. Sets Dubious Record in Game 3 Loss

ESPN – Rogers – Phillies tie World Series record with 5 homers to win Game 3


ESPN – Rogers – Astros-Phillies World Series Game 3 postponed until Tuesday

ESPN – Passan: How velocity is ruling this postseason — and who is bringing the most heat in this World Series

Under Pressure

SportsNet – AP – World Series Game 3: Expect a raucous crowd as Fall Classic returns to Philadelphia

ESPN – Schoenfeld – Stupid money? How the Phillies are proving it’s more important to be bold than smart

SportsNet – Phillies starting Syndergaard in Game 3, Astros countering with McCullers

ESPN – Gonzalez – ‘Awesome’ Jose Altuve kick-starts Astros’ bats in Series-tying G2 win

Sports Illustrated – Verducci – Jose Altuve Is Back—Just in Time to Save the Astros

SportsNet – David Singh – World Series Game 2 Takeaways: Astros waste no time punching back to tie series

Sports Illustrated – Scott – Maldonado’s Borrowed Bat From Pujols Deemed Illegal to Use

Boys of Summer

Sports Business Journal – Experts: Heavy social promotion on World Series run could draw more Gen Z fans to Phillies, MLB

In baseball, you can’t kill the clock. You’ve got to give the other man his chance. That’s why this is the greatest game.

Earl Weaver

SportsNet – Davidi – World Series Game 1 Takeaways: Astros can’t suppress the Phillies’ magic

Sports Illustrated – Verducci – The J.T. Realmuto Game Has the Phillies Ready to Shock the World

ESPN – World Series Game 1: Best moments from Phillies’ stunning win

Sports Illustrated – McDaniel – Phillies Steal Game 1 on J.T. Realmuto’s 10th-Inning Home Run

The American National Anthem

Oh Canada

Sal says that when the World Series gets back to Philadelphia will the Phillies revive the spirit of Kate Smith in a green dress.

God Bless America

The Ringer – Lindbergh – The World Series Is a Colossal Mismatch. In Other Words, It’s Totally Up for Grabs.

Sports Business Journal – Future of Astros GM Click still uncertain despite recent success

Front Office Sports – Poindexter and Greenberg – How the Phillies Spent Their Way Into the World Series

Baseball is like church. Many attend few understand.

Leo Durocher

SportsNet – Davidi – Spotlight finally shines on baseball lifer Rob Thomson as World Series looms


Sports Business Journal – SBJ Unpacks: Business of MLB solid heading into World Series

Front Office Sports – Poindexter – Phillies Could Become Big Draw Again with World Series Win

Sports Illustrated – World Series Predictions: Expert Picks for Astros vs. Phillies

ESPN – What the Astros and Phillies need to do to win the 2022 World Series

Sports Illustrated – Selbe – Here’s What Makes the Postseason Astros So Dominant

ESPN – McDaniel – Do the Astros or Phillies have the upper hand? Ranking all 52 players in the 2022 World Series

ESPN – Rogers – ‘He’s our leader’: How leadoff slugger Kyle Schwarber became an October staple

Sports Illustrated – Baccellieri – The Trials and Tribulations of Changing How Pitchers and Catchers Communicate

Front Office Sports – Mattress Mack Could Win $75M on Astros World Series Bet

ESPN – Fleming – Houston Astros superfan Mattress Mack can’t lose, no matter who wins the World Series

Front Office Sports – Greenberg – Big Bettor Mattress Mack Launches Sports Website

Gallery Sports

Sal says that he couldn’t find the Runhappy thoroughbred racing link.


Hawthorne Sal

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