October 25, 2017

Overtime

The pretty boy of soccer also happens to be the best. (It’s like high school all over again). While his bronze statue may not be the best in the world, Portugal and Real Madrid star Cristiano Ronaldo is. He won the FIFA Player of the Year trophy for the second consecutive year.

 

Sideline stat

Golden State Warriors’ (NBA – National Basketball Association) Steph Curry was fined $50,000 for throwing his mouthpiece in frustration. He was also ejected from the game. If there’s a silver lining, it’s that his expensive penalty will go to charity.

 

Coaches’ corner

In baseball, the role of the designated hitter (or DH) only exists in the American League. The DH bats for the pitcher as theoretically he spends all his time working on pitching, not swinging a bat. Since the two leagues are playing each other in the series, they play by different rules depending which stadium they’re in.

 

While playing at Dodger Stadium, there will be no DH - the pitcher will have to hit. (The Dodgers are in the National League and that league does not use a DH). While playing in Houston, there will be a DH for the pitcher as the Astros are in the American League.