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No games in the bubble for a change…Game 6 of the World Series will be played tonight just after 8 on Fox. Dodgers lead the series 3-2 are a slight favorite to clinch tonight as they send Tony Gonsolin to the bump to face Blake Snell of the Rays.

 

Major League Baseball took huge financial losses in order for the 2020 season to take place.

According to a league official, the league lost $3.1 billion during the pandemic-shortened season.  

MLB totaled $3 billion in revenue in 2020 but spent $6.1 billion, compared to 2019’s earnings which came to $10.7 billion. That news can’t be good for free agency or players on the move…Frankie!

 

Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson was working out when he suffered an injury while tossing 50-pound chains. While it was bad enough to require stitches, it wasn’t bad enough to stop his workout. He just tasted a bit of his blood and got back to work. Saying …”We ain’t playing tiddlywinks and we ain’t reciting nursery rhymes, “Taste your own blood, keep working out, and stitch up later – rules of the house.”

He said it tasted like calluses & hot sauce.

 

Speaking of hot sauce, have you seen the video of Dallas defensive coordinator Mike Nolan rubbing his eye while he had tobasco sauce on his finger?

 

Los Angeles guard Danny Green doesn’t expect many of his teammates to be ready for opening night, including LeBron James if the NBA begins its 2020-21 campaign on Dec. 22.

Green went on to say he wouldn’t expect to see him (LBJ) there for the first month of the season. He’ll probably be working out with us … but I just don’t expect guys to want to be there or show up willingly.”

The Lakers concluded their 2019-20 campaign on Oct. 11 with an NBA Finals championship, which translates into a two-month turnaround for the club.

 

Pop star Adele made her debut as the host of “SNL” this past weekend and enjoyed huge ratings, raking in five-million viewers.  It was the top show of the night, beating Game 4 of the World Series on Fox. 

 

TMZ reporting, Nate D. Sanders Auctions is selling a copy of the first “Black Panther” comic book signed by the late Chadwick Boseman, writer Stan Lee and “Black Panther” director Ryan Coogler.

It’s expected to bring in upwards of $25 thousand.

 

Former Boxing champ Mike Tyson now has an EDM single out…That’s Electronic Dance Music. Google it!

 

Today is Tuesday October 27…..Busy day  in sports history….

1954, Marilyn Monroe divorced Yankee legend Joe DiMaggio. Wonder if Gianni Russo had anything to do with it? Our Man Carlo Rizzi from “The Godfather.”

1989, the third game of the World Series, was played after the Loma Priet earthquake delay at Candlestick Park. The Oakland A’s defeated the San Francisco Giants, 13-7.

1995 – The contract that finalized the Cleveland Browns’ move to Baltimore was signed in secret. 

1999, the New York Yankees won their second straight World Series defeating the Atlanta Braves in game four, 4-to-1.

2002 – Emmitt Smith (Dallas Cowboys) became the all-time leading rusher in the NFL when he extended his career yardage to 16,743. He achieved the record in his 193rd game. He also scored his 150th career touchdown.

2003 – The Monday Night Football game between the San Diego Chargers and the Miami Dolphins was played in Tempe, Arizona. The game had been moved from San Diego due to wild fires. 

2004, the Boston Red Sox won the World Series for the first time in 86 years.

2004 – Barry Bonds’ 700th home run ball was sold at auction for $804,129. 

 

Today in Music History

1960 shortly after leaving The Drifters in. Ben E. King recorded “Stand by Me.” It gave him a solid reputation as a solo artist.  The Song made it to #4 on the Billboard Hot 100.

1975 – The Boss, Bruce Springsteen was simultaneously on the cover of “Time” and “Newsweek.” It was the first time this happened to a rock star.

2010 – The Michael Jackson Docu-Concert “This is it” was released. You’ll remember his final concert series was scheduled to start on July 13, 2009, but cancelled due to his death June 25th. The film includes additional behind the scenes footage of what may have been the greatest concert of all time!

 

Celebrating birthdays today

Duran Duran’s Simon Le Bon is 62

Bass player and founding member of the E. Street Band – Gary W. Tallent is 71

Lee Greenwood is 78

The late mob boss John Gotti (1940-2002)…he would have been 80Never 


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