Archive for October 27th, 2016

Arrieta & Schwarber Rally Cubs Over Indians In Game 2, Embid’s Sixers Debut, Sixers National Anthem Singer Pulled


kyle-schwarber-2In game 2 of the World Series, Cubs pitcher Jake Arrieta threw a no hitter through 6 innings to help bring them a big win in Cleveland. The Cubs also relied on newly healthy Kyle Schwarber. Schwarber had knee surgery in April and was expected to be out all season, but he worked hard in rehab and was cleared a few weeks ago by the doctors. He then called the Cubs head of baseball operations, Theo Epstein and begged for a chance to play.  Epstein said. “I think anyone who saw how hard he was working behind the scenes for six months would have given him that chance.” After a crash course in training (including 1300 pitches from a pitching machine), the team felt he was ready. Last night he proved it by hitting 2 RBI’s and getting a walk to help the Cubs win 5-1 and even the series. The series now heads to Chicago tied at 1-1.  Next game Friday night 8:00 pm ET.


It was an emotional night for “rookie” Joel Embid of the Philadelphia 76ers. Embid was drafted 3rd overall in 2014 but didn’t play due to surgeries on his right foot. Last night against the Oklahoma City Thunder, Embid wowed the crowd with 20 points and 7 rebounds in his pro debut. Even though the Sixers lost 103-97, the crowd was clearly energized by Embid and never stopped chanting “trust the process”.

In other Sixers news, their scheduled National Anthem singer Sevyn Streeter, was pulled minutes before heading out on the court to sing. Streeter was told she couldn’t sing because her shirt said “We Matter”. Streeter was replaced by one of the Sixers Dancers. The Sixers organization hasn’t commented on the matter, but it was only a few days ago during the team’s pre-season game in Miami where another singer opened her jacket to reveal a “Black Lives Matter” tshirt and knelt while singing the National Anthem.

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