Friday, 11/3 Quick Hitters: The World Champion Houston Astros, Weekend Football Thoughts & Best Bets

The Houston Astros won the World Series on Wednesday night…the first in team history for a city, who after the devastation of Hurricane Harvey a few months ago, certainly deserved it.

I have to give the front office credit…it was a well-rounded team with dominant young hitters, crafty starting pitching, a steady bullpen (minus ex-closer Ken Giles) and veteran leadership. If any team modeled the World Champion Cubs of 2016, it was these Astros.

While I don’t see this team becoming a dynasty going forward, they brought much needed happiness to a city and fanbase who had not experienced major sports triumph since the NBA’s Rockets twice in the mid-90s.

Good for you, Jose Altuve and company…and thank you for continuing the three decade torture of Dodgers fans.

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Friday, 10/27 Quick Hitters: Vin Scully, Football Thoughts, & Best Bets

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We all love sports for one reason or another…or many reasons combined. I may not like the Dodgers very much but the scene before Game 2 of the World Series was everything that sports, fandom and the World Series should represent.

Soon-to-be 90 year old Vin Scully, the greatest sports broadcaster of all-time, thrilling the Dodger Stadium crowd and millions of fans around the world with a five minute introduction to the game and the ceremonial first pitch.

If this doesn’t give you chills and or tug at your heartstrings, I’m certain you don’t appreciate the greatness of sports.

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