David Freese had the grace to acknowledge how lost he had been feeling at the plate before he slammed a slider from Detroit reliever Joba Chamberlain over the fence in left-center in the eighth inning Sunday to lift the Angels to a 2-1 victory over the Tigers.
Of the four finalists to become the San Diego Padres' general manager, none played in the major leagues. Of the 29 currently employed general managers, three played in the majors.
It is not unusual for a kid to decide he has no interest in going into the family business. It is a bit different for Lucas Giolito, who turned his back on Hollywood and still might come out ahead in the departments of fame and fortune.
Never have the Angels and Detroit Tigers met in October. If this series is some sort of playoff preview, bring it on.
Minnesota special teams coach Mike Priefer has been suspended three games by the Vikings following an investigation into allegations made by former punter Chris Kluwe that the coach made homophobic remarks. An independent investigation, commissioned by the Vikings to look into former player’s claims, found Priefer had made a "single homophobic statement to Kluwe." Priefer apologized in a statement released by the Vikings on Friday and will have the opportunity to reduce his suspension to two games if he attends anti-harassment, diversity and sensitivity training. The team also announced it will donate $100,000 to lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender rights groups. ...