The stories, players and characters behind this World Series are as compelling as in almost any year. If you're a baseball fan and don't realize that, you haven't been paying attention.
Another story book ending for a team that will return to the World Series for the third time in five years. Their unconventional ways of winning is something that's not available on DVD or by script.
The heavily favored Dodgers, Angels, Nationals, and Tigers were quickly eliminated in favor of the Cardinals, Royals, Giants, and Orioles. If big money was the key to winning in the playoffs, different teams would have won.
Over the course of the 162 game baseball season of 2014, four teams won 94 or more games. Today as four teams remain in baseball's postseason tournament, only one of those teams is still playing.
All the events that are put on by the Best Fest are both a celebration of music as well as a communal concert experience that is shared between fans as well as a plethora of incredible musicians that come together.
Kershaw leads the entire MLB in ERA, wins, WHIP, strikeouts per nine innings, complete games, and winning percentage, while also placing in the top-5 in strikeouts, average allowed, strikeouts per walk ratio, and hits per nine innings. He picked up wins in each of his last seven starts.
Joe Bonamassa: "Well, it's always a luxury to have too many songs. At the end of the day, I wanted to have stuff that was deeper, really concentrating more on melodies."
If I were going to generalize about this year's Toronto International Film Festival based on the films I saw Monday, I'd tell you that it's a great year for dramatic films based on true stories.
An all-West Coast World Series, a distinct possibility at this point, would present an image of baseball that is young, new and forward-looking, despite the inconvenient time zone for many in the East Coast.
Brian Setzer: "I'm kind of an anomaly there, I never really fit into anybody's box. I don't know how I got those Grammys because I am certain there's not a rockabilly category. They just kind of squeezed between the cracks somehow."
Ryan Vogelsong got off to a great start. He retired the first nine batters he faced but unraveled in the fourth. Again he got no run support as the Giants got shutout 5-0 by the Dodgers.
After a charmed first half of the season, the San Francisco Giants stumbled badly from roughly June 9 until the All Star Break. They have played reasonably well since the All Star Break, winning three of four and are now back in first place in the NL West.
With the season only half over, the Giants still could end up with a playoff spot, but if they continue their losing ways for another week or two, even that will be unlikely.
Throwing a no-hitter has long been one of the most coveted feats in the entire world of sports because of its rare occurrence. However, this significance has been lost in recent years. Let that soak in for a second.
Over the last five years, no team in baseball has been more successful than the San Francisco Giants, who have won two World Series. The Giants have done it in a strange way, winning the World Series in 2010 and 2012 while missing the playoffs entirely in 2011 and 2013. 2014 is another even-numbered years so Giants' fans expectations are high.
When it came to deciding the weekend birthday destination there really wasn't much debate. It would be San Francisco, an unparalleled carbohydrate sanctuary, and, more specifically, home to sublime sourdough bread.