Dodgers news ...
The Dodgers took the series opener against the Padres on Tuesday night. You can read the TBLA game recap here.
Check out all of the photos from tonight on the #Dodgers Photoblog!— Los Angeles Dodgers (@Dodgers) September 25, 2019
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Max Muncy hit a grand slam in Tuesday night’s win and it was glorious.
The Braves lost on Tuesday, which allowed the Dodgers to clinch home field advantage through at least the National League Championship Series. That’s, of course, if they make it that far.
Around the league ...
The Giants-Rockies game on Tuesday was quite interesting.
The archetypal 2019 MLB game: Colorado-San Francisco on Tuesday night. To wit:— Jeff Passan (@JeffPassan) September 25, 2019
- MLB-record 25 pitchers used
- 8 home runs, accounting for 12 of 13 runs
- 35 strikeouts
- 20 for 111, a .180 BA
- 5 hours, 31 minutes (which, for 16 innings, ~ the average 3:05 nine-inning pace)
The Diamondbacks-Cardinals game, too, lasted very long. And I don’t want to stay up long enough to wait for the end of the game ... so here’s something interesting that happened before the game concluded.
It's official.— Arizona Diamondbacks (@Dbacks) September 25, 2019
This is the longest game in @ChaseField history.
We are all witnesses. pic.twitter.com/Us3d6x7EMj
Major League Baseball set the strikeout record the 12th season in a row. Yikes. You can read more about this on ESPN.
The Wall Street Journal caught up with Bud Selig, to talk about his journey to becoming MLB commissioner. You can read the story here.
My dad loved to fish. On Saturdays, he went with two of his friends to a lake west of Milwaukee. I had no interest, but I wanted to make him happy. So I agreed to go. In the boat, I had my transistor radio and listened to a White Sox-Yankees game. One of his friends said, “Hey, Duke, tell the kid to shut that stupid radio off. He’s scaring off the fish.”
I said, “I’ll tell you what. Drop me on the island in the middle of the lake. I’ll sit there and listen to the game and you guys can pick me up when you’re finished.”
I never went fishing with him again. Instead, I went with my mother to almost every local Brewers game.