Quote of the Day

"Baseball's death has been greatly exaggerated, and I think the last two years have really proven it."
-- FS1’s Jason Whitlock, on the resurgence of interest in the game. ("Speak For Yourself," FS1, 11/1)
Thursday November 2, 2017 Vol. 24 — No. 39 Print This Issue

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  • Shooting Stars

    Luhnow's strategy when hired was to accumulate draft picks and save cash

    The long-term plan Astros GM Jeff Luhnow had when he joined the team after the '11 season "was realized" when the team beat the Dodgers 5-1 in Game 7 last night to win the franchise's first-ever World Series, according to Jake Kaplan of the HOUSTON CHRONICLE. Luhnow upon joining the organization pitched Astros Owner Jim Crane his "vision to build a team primed to contend not only for a few years but an extended period of time." Both knew it would be "painful, and the Astros would have to be patient and disciplined while enduring as drastic a teardown and rebuild the sport has witnessed" ( HOUSTON CHRONICLE, 11/2 ). In Houston, Brian Smith writes the World Series title represents a "total validation of Luhnow's master plan" ( HOUSTON ...

  • Cause For Celebration

    Fox gets a 18.8 overnight for Game 7, concluding a well-received World Series for the net.

  • Accruing Interest

    A critically acclaimed World Series could help MLB carry momentum into next season.

  • Indy Spirit Awards

    CFB will determine its champion in the heartland for the first time.

  • In The Dawg House

    Sources: Haslams go "nuclear" on front office after botched trade.

  • Collecting Intel

    Could PyeongChang event serve as precursor to IOC bringing esports into Olympic program?

  • Aiming At The Flag

    Greg Norman's latest venture could bring more young players to the golf course.

  • With Friends Like This....

    USSF VP enters campaign to challenge Gulati as president.

  • Van Hailin'

    Barstool CEO talks ESPN deal, embracing non-traditional media.

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