I'm not sure what's up with the referees in these playoffs. As we saw last year, players could get away with murder during the postseason. In this bubble hockey, if two guys battle for the puck and one falls down, one of the zebras throws the arm up. This definitely does not favor the Blues. Vancouver has a heck of a power play.
I am almost 50 years removed from my limited martial arts training, so I would have no chance of winning. I would do the Michael Spinks vs. Mike Tyson bit. Go down on the first punch, stay down, collect the payoff.
We'll see. I bet the MLS has a good long run here in the STL.
Maybe an aerial shot? Since everybody has to socially distance, this might require spreading the expanded roster out over an entire field for the picture.
Pants stayed dry. The oily-haired despot wasn't all that imposing. In fact, he had an escape door built in his office. I never had to sneak in our out of the arena.
Must be a slow day in Columbus.
Yes, because the NHL, MLS, WNBA and NBA all showed there is merit in that. MLB collects it big TV money for the postseason and it can't afford to have the playoffs compromised.
I am getting a misty today thinking off all the four-hour wars in the old Rams Game Day Chat. The lunatic fringe was out in full force in those days as the losses piled up. Plus we had all the LA-based Rams fans in there taunting the STL. Good times!
No, but you do have an interesting idea for the MVP Trophy.
Quinn Hughes has held up so far and Alexander Edler is terrific back there, but Tyler Myers can barely move. The Blues can get on that defensive core if they can get into their game. But again, they miss Sammy Blais and Ivan Barbashev doing their human missile thing.
Carlson can play some center field and that would be optimal for the offense. Of course, he is far better on the corners. O'Neill has improved in the outfield, but he could see some time at the DH along with Brad Miller and Matt Carpenter. With all those doubleheaders right away, we will see many different lineup combinations.
But without any football revenue, some athletic departments might shut down or scale back to a shell operation. And even where programs can take the financial hit, how do you square extended eligibility with all the incoming recruits? All the scenarios present problems from the business side of things.
They are handling him very carefully because he is a young pitcher with unusual upside. He is a special case. And look at all the pitching injuries across the game. Playing baseball with limited preparation is risky for pitchers. I imagine the Cardinals will be careful with everybody.
They have to be careful with those ice-level microphones in general in bubble hockey, since there are no fans to drown out player and coach profanity. They have to be especially careful around Torts.
I believe my usual answer on the baseball movie front is "Bull Durham" because it was fun and it rang true.The game and the players have changed somewhat, but my time around teams in the 80s and 90s gave me exposure some fabulous characters. These days it is more of a business.
I still pick the Blues to win this series. I believe they can break down the Canucks defense. But I like Vancouver quite a bit and the margin between all pf these teams is small.
We'll know more about them next week after they get some field work in and clear additional tests. I believe they could be back fairly soon. Keeping Molina out of the games can't be easy.
Unless you see a guy limp off or leave the ice holding his arm, you aren't likely to find out what's wrong with a guy. All injuries are simply listed as "unfit to play."
Apparently won-loss percentage will rule. MLB will let the Cardinals play a couple of games after the end of the regular season if needed. And MLB really, really wants the Cardinals to play as close to 60 games as humanly possible. But the season could end with game totals all over the map,