What Had Happened Was: 10/14/16
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In the longest nine-inning postseason game (4 hours and 32 minutes) in Major League Baseball history, the Los Angeles Dodgers dealt the latest heartache to Washington, D.C., sports fans. The Dodgers are off to the National League Championship Series to face the Chicago Cubs after taking Thursday night’s game at Nationals Park, 4-3, in Game 5 of the National League Divisional Series. Los Angeles won the final two contests in the best-of-five series.
Dodgers manager Dave Roberts won the chess match against Nationals manager Dusty Baker in the first-ever playoff series featuring two black managers, and did so by bringing in ace Clayton Kershaw for the final two outs after he threw 110 pitches in Game 4.
This is Clayton Kershaw's first save since 2006 w/ the GCL Dodgers. His C was Kenley Jansen. The opponent? The #Nats https://t.co/ieWF7QtFRi pic.twitter.com/CVaLvdS2Y1
— Kelsie Heneghan (@Kelsie_Heneghan) October 14, 2016
RIP Clayton Kershaw Can't Pitch In The Postseason Narrative. You sucked from the start. May you never rear your ignorant head again.
— Jeff Passan (@JeffPassan) October 14, 2016
DC teams now 3-11 in their last 14 attempts to move on at home. Still no league semifinals since 1998. Tough one, man. Tough.
— Dan Steinberg (@dcsportsbog) October 14, 2016
Nats are now 1-7 all-time in potential series-clinching games. 😔😔
— Chris Williamson (@CWilliamsonTV9) October 14, 2016
DC pro sports teams sort of fall in the uncanny valley between accursed and annoying and therefore don't get enough credit for either.
— Nate Silver (@NateSilver538) October 14, 2016
Last. Train. Home. pic.twitter.com/6Y6CfSuEzh
— Dan Worthington (@danWorthington) October 14, 2016
— Rachel Nichols (@Rachel__Nichols) October 14, 2016
See you Saturday, @Dodgers. #FlyTheW pic.twitter.com/kEz97e9wxT
— Chicago Cubs (@Cubs) October 14, 2016
— Los Angeles Dodgers (@Dodgers) October 14, 2016
Salute to this Michigan barber for making an impact in his community:
“Parents love it and the kids … well, they like getting the $2 back,” Ryan Griffin, the barber at the Fuller Cut who brought the discount program to the shop, told The Huffington Post with a laugh. “We get compliments from teachers all the time, too.”
Barbershop Cuts Prices For Kids Who Read Aloud During Appointment https://t.co/BLEMSlQAyA
— deray (@deray) October 13, 2016
People are still asking Oklahoma City Thunder guard Russell Westbrook questions about Kevin Durant?
Russell Westbrook asked about Durant's recent comments about the Warriors having "selfless" players: pic.twitter.com/mdPOCOiZS5
— Royce Young (@royceyoung) October 13, 2016
People are still asking Russell Westbrook questions about Kevin Durant.
Durant's in an impossible spot. He gets asked about his new team (that he's really excited about) and it gets taken as a veiled shot at OKC.
— Royce Young (@royceyoung) October 13, 2016
The same people who thought Westbrook trash talk to Durant was great are same people who thought Drake destroyed Meek Mill in their beef
— Nic Russo (@N_Russ0) October 13, 2016
Side note: MEEK MILL, WHERE IS DC4?!
FOR THE CULTURE
LeBron James plans to start taking college classes when he has free time.
Chris Rock returns to standup with two Netflix originals.
Seattle Seahawks defensive end Cliff Avril is building a house in Haiti for every sack he records this season.
To fix its budget, Washington D.C.’s Metro wants to slash service in poor black neighborhoods.
Octavius Catto, Colin Kaepernick and athlete-activists turned martyrs.
Actors Michael B. Jordan, Danny Glover and others star in chilling police violence public service announcement.
TOP THREE TWEETS
1. BATS OUT FOR HARAMBE
Bryce Harper hasn’t forgotten… #Harambe (via @MLB) pic.twitter.com/ISlGSOyOwD
— Bleacher Report (@BleacherReport) October 13, 2016
2. COMEDY FOR CASH
Netflix just gave Chris Rock 40 million for 2 stand up specials..that's 40M for 1.5 hr of work. Finna go work on these knock knock jokes fam
— MH (@_Michaelinho) October 13, 2016
3. SLY COOPER STILL GOT IT
I WAS TRYNNA VIDEO A RACCOON AND IT JUST PICKED UP MY PHONE AND TOOK OFF pic.twitter.com/sFWxdnkxbw
— Guy Williams (@ThatShamuGuy) October 12, 2016
Canadian Michal Kapral ran a marathon in 2 hours and 55 minutes.
Oh, yeah, forgot to mention that he did it while juggling. Also forgot to mention that he did it without dropping a single ball.
VIDEO by @wendyalas: Running the #ChicagoMarathon while juggling in 2:55 without a drop. Here are 10 catches out of 50,000+ #joggling pic.twitter.com/9W6ypaXouv
— Michal Kapral (@mkapral) October 11, 2016
Guy runs Chicago Marathon in 2:55, never once dropping the balls he was juggling. https://t.co/ZFv0UiJJdR pic.twitter.com/ACLLD67cJ8
— Runner's World (@runnersworld) October 9, 2016
I can’t run a marathon or juggle, so I just have no choice but tip my cap to this man.
6:40 per mile for a marathon while juggling. RESPECT! https://t.co/HC7KATAjfh
— Albert Caruana (@CCExpress) October 10, 2016
Dusty Baker's teams have now lost nine straight times when they had a chance to clinch.
That's a Major League record. pic.twitter.com/lYlmRWRThs
— ESPN (@espn) October 14, 2016