6732. wabbit - 6/10/2018 10:18:44 PM
Simona Halep wins her first grand slam at the 2018 French Open. After losing the first set 3-6 to American Sloane Stephens, Halep won the second and third sets 6-4 and 6-1 to claim victory.
Rafael Nadal has his 11th French Open title, winning 6-4, 6-3, 6-2 over Dominic Thiem.
6733. wabbit - 6/10/2018 10:32:44 PM
Justify is the 13th Triple Crown winner, having won the 150th running of the Belmont Stakes leading wire-to-wire. Since he never raced as a two-year-old, I'm hoping he'll race next year, but breeding rights may nix that.
Mike Smith got his first Triple Crown as a jockey at age 52, and Bob Baffert has his second, only the 2nd trainer to win US horse racing's Triple Crown twice.
Gronkowski was the surprise of the race. Having never run more than a mile or run on dirt, but with a great ride by Jose Ortiz, he rallied from a slow break and being dead last and far behind to finish second. Well done. I won't doubt Chad Brown again.
6734. arkymalarky - 6/11/2018 5:39:55 AM
Wabbit! I thought I'd find you in here after the Triple Crown win. How's everything going? Catch us up.
6735. wabbit - 10/6/2018 10:44:16 PM
As depressed as I am considering the state of politics in this country these days...at least there is an absolutely gorgeous Appy draft-type lead pony at Keeneland that I am completely in love with.
6736. wabbit - 10/6/2018 10:46:44 PM
I miss riding.
6737. Ms. No - 10/12/2018 1:53:20 AM
I never did become a confident rider, but I loved it.
6738. wabbit - 10/19/2018 10:46:43 PM
I'm a "seat-of-your-pants" rider. My cousin taught me how to ride when I was about six years old. She put me on her middle aged thoroughbred Girl (while she rode the crazy horse Stormy - he was well named), and off we went through fields and over ditches in PA, it was wonderful. She has always said I was the more fearless rider she ever knew. I don't know about that, but she and Girl taught me well.
6739. wabbit - 10/19/2018 10:52:17 PM
In other Sports News, the Red Sox are in the 2018 World Series, opponent yet to be determined (Dodgers or Brewers).
6740. wabbit - 10/27/2018 4:18:23 PM
Damn, I'm tired. Great game, but jeez louise.
Dodgers first baseman Max Muncy hit a home run to left field that gave Los Angeles a 3-2 victory in 18 innings.
A few records set: the longest game in World Series by innings and time (7:21); the longest postseason game ever by nearly an hour, surpassing the 2014 NLDS between the Nationals and the Dodgers (also 18 innings but only 6:23, lol). Walker Buehler had an amazing game, pitching seven innings, striking out seven and allowing only two hits.
Boston's Nathan Eovaldi took the loss after throwing more than 90 pitches in relief, with Boston's top four hitters combined to go 0 for 28 in the loss.
Hey LA, enough with the 18 inning games, ok?
6741. wabbit - 10/28/2018 10:30:05 PM
Another long game, but only nine innings.
The Dodgers hadn't lost a game all season when they had a four run lead. The Sox hadn't recovered from being more than three runs behind. Both statements are moot after last night.
The first 5-1/2 innings were staid at best, then the Dodgers woke up and scored four runs. It looked like game over.
But this particular BoSox team has some quirks. They don't care about two strikes, or two outs. They carry on. Between the seventh and top of the ninth innings, they scored nine runs to take a 9-4 lead. With a tired Sox closer, the Dodgers scraped up two more runs, but the final score was 9-6 in favor of Boston.
You could skip the first five innings and just watch the last four if you don't care about some good pitching by both teams. Eduardo Rodriguez pitched like the Sox have been expecting him to pitch for the first five + innings. And 38 year old Rich Hill did very well indeed for LA into the sixth inning, and maybe Dave Roberts (beloved in Boston, fwiw) should have pulled him before the seventh inning, but I'm not sure it would have mattered. The Sox are something of a freak show this year.
Well done, Alex Cora.