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beatricejessie173
Jul 29, 2021
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In case you missed it on your podcast apps, here the crossover pod with Suns JAM boys in audio form after Game 2 of the Suns-Nuggets seriesAbout UsFollow the Suns Solar Panel crew on Twitter SunsSolarPanel Dario Saric Flag, Espo, DaveKingNBA and Saul_BookmanDave has media access to all the Suns games, practices, press conferences for Bright Side and Solar Panel, while Espo brings his insights as a former Suns employee for half decade who still has his connections. Saul covers all Arizona sports for Fox Sports Arizona as a producer and personality on digital media https://www.phoenixfanstoreonline.com/Cameron_Johnson_Flag-57. Like us on Facebook at www. Facebook. com/SunsSolarPanel and subscribe via YouTube. We are LIVE every Saturday, plus special editions. If you miss the live shows, you can watch later on YouTube or listen to the podcast Torrey Craig T-Shirt. Email the Show: MailbagSolarPanelPod. comSubscribe to the Suns Solar Panel Podcast on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Overcast, Google Play Stitcher, or any other podcast app that pops up.
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beatricejessie173
Jul 29, 2021
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The media room at the HSS Training Center was full Tuesday afternoon for Sean Marks press conference. All the key local media he Post, Newsday and Daily News had two representatives on hand, a reporter and a columnist. There were local television crews, but also local TV reporters. Not only did NetsDaily have three reporters on hand, parent SB Nation had one as well. There was international representation (although surprisingly we didn see any Chinese journalists. )The point was, is and will be that the Nets are different now. They attract attention. New owner, new court, new logo and, most of all, new superstars drive that attraction, that public interest . Knick fans can claim that no one in New York cares about the Nets James Harden Flag, but the atmosphere at HSS belied that. (So do ticket sales, which will be released soon. ) And Marks took full advantage of it. Whether Kevin Durant plays or not, the Nets represent the shock of the new in New York sports. And the GM and his team are not above pointing out how new, how different. think we would be in the wrong business if we said our goal is to be sort of sustainable and along for the ride of mediocrity, said Marks. one of those words exist with us. Wee gonna compete at the highest level, and we expect the ultimate goal https://www.brooklynfanstoreonline.com/Chris_Chiozza_Pillow_Cover-73. That is why wee all in this business. Whether that comes whenever, but wee definitely not gonna limit ourselves and say we have to do it then or we have to do it here. Part of the fun with all this is the journey along the way. un indeed. Confidence too. This was Marks at his level best, answering questions without giving up too much and always refusing to give the media quotes that could come back to haunt him. It not as if he was hiding his success under a bush either. He knows what he has wrought . . . so far, but he is fully aware that the real story will take place between October 22 and sometime in the spring, maybe May, maybe June. Reading between the lines, you could hear a lot of pride. Irving has assumed a leadership role. Caris LeVert has shown his competitiveness and two lesser signings, Taurean Prince and DeAndre Jordan, in particular, have looked good. Still, Marks wanted the reporters present to know it not just about the talent. What has driven him and the team for the past three years is still paramount. Culture isnt just a buzzword. It their brand, he reminded the assembled multitude. verybody been around and has been driving this culture together, said Marks. his is not one or two guys, it an army. Between the whole group here, from players to staff to everybody, theyl be driving this culture. t going to be an interesting challenge. It going to be nice to see guys come in from other organizations and see what they bring to the table. he changed atmosphere evident in the media room extends beyond the walls of the eighth and ninth floors at Building 19 in Industry City. Twice in the last two weeks, TMZ has ambushed Kevin Durant, asking about his gait and the progress of his rehab, and Irving, demanding whether he and girlfriend Golden were now engaged while offering closeups of the diamond on her ring finger, igger than her knuckle! As we noted in the Off-Season Report, the paparazzi aren following Julius Randle around. The Nets are now a hing. hat is the Nets are a real NBA team now, with superstars and super dreams . . . and real controversies, too. See Wilson Chandler and Rodions Kurucs. And theye not afraid of letting everyone know it. ee never been focused on winning over New York. Wee got different goals than that, said Marks. ee gonna compete and we expect the ultimate goal. Whether that comes whenever. . . Part of the fun is the journey along the way, said Marks, adding, e know this challenge is just starting. The challenge is a little different than it was in years one, two and three. The expectations are different. I think wee up to the challenge. hat, too, is new: nothing arrogant just the facts. The Nets didn commit to spending more than $400 million over the next four years without expecting a return Spencer Dinwiddie Hoodie.
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beatricejessie173
Jul 29, 2021
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The Magic came into the second night of their home back-to-back set against the Hornets seeking redemption Gary Harris T-Shirt. After choking away a sizable fourth-quarter lead in yesterday showdown, salvaging a win in this one would help to reestablish some confidence for a team that has been battered recently. Fortunately for Orlando, a career night from Cole Anthony combined with a season-high number of made threes (19) meant that it was an outcome they were able to achieve with relative comfort, despite an early hole. There was not a lot of fluidity to Orlando offensive game across the opening minutes, with the team struggling to put early points on the board. After opening with a smooth zone-busting passing sequence that generated an Evan Fournier corner triple things dried up, with the Magic enduring seven empty possessions (5 missed field goals and 2 turnovers) before they would begin to regain some rhythm https://www.storeorlando.com/Gary_Harris_Face_Mask-89. Over-passing was a team-wide affliction at this point, with players seemingly hesitant to pull the trigger and then putting their teammates in tight positions against closing defenders and a dwindling shot clock. Orlando had just 8 points as the quarter passed the mid-way mark, emblematic of their collective scoring troubles. At the other end of the court it was a familiar figure inflicting most of the damage upon the Magic. Gordon Hayward picked up right where he left off last night, almost effortlessly racking up 10 early points on a combination of long range bombs and incisive forays into the lane. Even when Orlando managed to smother his moves his teammates enjoyed an advantage elsewhere, a direct result of the attention he was drawing from help rotations. The Magic inaccurate radar 25. 0% overall from the field and just 3-11 from deep only exacerbated the problem, allowing the Hornets to build a comfortable double-digit lead before the quarter ended. When it blessedly did it was 30-19 in Charlotte favor, Orlando in desperate need of greater accuracy and smart adjustments. The Magic generated some momentum coming out of the break, the result of more decisive offensive possessions https://www.storeorlando.com/Jason_Williams_Pet_Jersey-107. It wasn always pretty but the scorer mentality of both Dwayne Bacon and Terrence Ross helped the team score the quarter first 8 points as part of a larger 20-2 run. When Aaron Gordon sank a three-point jumper after coming over a screen, Orlando suddenly had the lead, which Bacon extended with a spinning jumper that sent the Hornets scrambling to the benches for a time out. With the offense now humming the Magic needed to lock in on defense if they were going to protect the advantage they had built. An adjustment seemingly came after the huddle with Gordon assuming the responsibility for the Hayward matchup, a look the team obviously lacked in the previous contest. It was a short-lived change, however, with AG heading to the bench for a regular breather only a few possessions later and Fournier again shifting to cover Charlotte most dangerous option. It was a matchup that Orlando two-guard struggled with, although he was able to offset it with some measured offensive play of his own: a smooth driving layup sandwiched between a pair of aware assists that found open teammates. Combined with some timely makes from deep by Cole Anthony it was ultimately just enough for the Magic to maintain their advantage, a 55-54 lead despite a sloppy finish that saw them cede the final 8 points of the quarter. Statistically it was a notably close half of basketball, despite the oscillating swings. Hayward continued to give Orlando fits in the third quarter, scoring seven straight for Charlotte as he kept them afloat amidst a steady stream of quality scoring attempts for the Magic. James Ennis eventually started to gain the advantage in that assignment, though, first blocking a Hayward perimeter jumper and then stripping the star wing on the next sequence to fuel a transition layup for Anthony. The shooting onslaught continued for the Magic, with Fournier and Anthony both banging home triples as the team ballooned their advantage to 20. Anthony second of the period pushed his personal points tally to 20, a career-high with plenty of time remaining. Unfortunately, that where things gummed up some for the home side Terrence Ross Pillow Cover, with Orlando suffering through six empty possessions (4 missed shots and a pair of turnovers) that allowed the Hornets to more than half the margin. Some sloppy play by both teams in the closing stages of the third meant that neither was able to claim the ascendancy, with the score settling at 87-76 as the sides prepared for the final twelve minutes. Career-High 20 points for our rookie. The Magic opened the fourth quarter with a pretty zone-busting passing sequence that ended with a three in the corner from Gary Clark. They were also able to use some advantageous transition chances spurred by the turnovers generated and heads-up play from rebounders to keep adding to the team total. They were also able to do enough on defense to make life hard for the Hornets, with generally solid closeouts and active hands in the passing lanes. Charlotte extended their halfcourt zone coverage to a trapping backcourt press, but Orlando were able to navigate their way out of trouble. They also continued to lean heavily on Vucevic to control the offense, using quick passes to feed the big man in one-on-one matchups. Fournier chimed in with a couple of big buckets of his own, allowing the Magic to maintain their advantage despite the persistent intensity and challenge from the Hornets. A series of free throws from Charlotte shrank the margin a little, but Orlando were ultimately able to hold on and close the game at the line themselves. When the dust settled it was 117-108 to the Magic, a redemptive conclusion to the two-game set between a pair of teams both on the fringe of the playoff race. Orlando three starsHockey is a pretty great sport, so I thought I would steal one of its best little touches for my own game analysis: the three stars. Here is who caught my eye tonight. First star: Nikola Vucevic was a model of reliability in the middle for the Magic, racking up 28 points, 12 rebounds and 7 assists in another complete performance. His 4 of 7 night from behind the arc continued his monster year of three-point shooting, a facet of play that has unlocked even more of his game this season and that was on full display again tonight https://www.storeorlando.com/Anfernee_Hardaway_Hoodie-39. It was an efficient contribution from a collection of players that most probably expected little from this season. The win sends Orlando to 8-10 on the season, with games against Sacramento, a potentially depleted Clippers outfit, and the displ;aced Raptors on the immediate horizon. Squint hard enough and it possible to see a record once again above . 500. Let keep the collective fingers crossed.
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beatricejessie173
Jul 29, 2021
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The Phillies fly across the country for the first time since 2019 today as they open their first West coast trip of 2021 by taking on the defending champion Dodgers in Los Angeles. A stiff test for the Phillies, the Dodgers are surprisingly not laying waste to the National League (yet) as they have had to weather the injury bug snapping their team in twain. The Phillies are riding a four game winning streak, vaulting them over .500 for the first time in nearly a month. Itl be a good test tonight in LA.Here are the lineups. For the Phillies:Who's staying up late with us? RingTheBell : NBCSPhilly : SportsRadioWIP : 1Spencer Howard gets the start Zack Wheeler T-Shirt, but as we all know by now https://www.philadelphiagearstore.com/Bryce_Harper_Face_Mask-222, hel be followed in a piggyback role by Bailey Falter, a right-left combination that worked with Howard and Ranger Suarez. Since Suarez is needed in more high leverage situations, Falter got called up to help https://www.philadelphiagearstore.com/Chuck_Klein_T_shirt-4.
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beatricejessie173
Jul 29, 2021
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When the Mets first traded for Edwin Daz in 2018, they acquired the best closer in the game at the time. He won the Mariano Rivera American League Reliever of the Year award after an incredible year in which he saved a league-leading 57 games with a 1. 96 ERA. He set a new Mariners record for saves with his blazing fastball that touched 100 mph while also unleashing a wipeout slider. What the Mets didn realize at the time, however, was that they acquired the closer with one of the best, if not the best, entrance music in the game. With the trumpets sounding from arco by Blasterjaxx and Timmy Trumpet, the Seattle fans went crazy for their electric closer. Of course, when we at Amazin Avenue first heard it, we played it, and then we played it again, and again and again, to get us hyped up for the elite closer that had long been missing from this organization. Then the unthinkable happened. Daz changed his entrance music. It wasn the same. There were no trumpets heralding his arrival. There was no electricity in the stadium. To say it was a letdown is putting it mildly. Fans became more focused on the loss of prospect Jarred Kelenic, and Daz became the target of their frustration, hearing boos regularly. His miniscule ERA ballooned to 5. 59 and he saved just 26 games which was less than half from the previous year high. Of course Michael Conforto Hoodie, it has been documented that the ball was juiced that year and coincidentally he was victimized by the long ball. He gave up 15 home runs for a rate of 2. 3 HR/9 which was a far cry from his previous year low of 0. 6 HR/9. His fly ball percentage also jumped from the previous year. In 2019 it was 43. 8% compared to 35. 3% in 2018. Giving up more fly balls in a year the balls were juiced was a recipe for disaster. That disaster ended up taking the form of seven blown saves, the highest of his career. Thankfully he still showed flashes of his former self with strikeouts which remained on par from his time with the Mariners. Knowing those results couldn continue we decided to take matters into our own hands at the first annual FanFest https://www.newprostoreonline.com/Stephen_Tarpley_Pet_Jersey-366. We sent in our own David Capobianco as a sleeper agent to tell Daz to change the music back to Narco when he met him, which he did. Daz seemed to already be hinting at the change when he posted a picture on Instagram stories of him listening to it in his car. Baseball players are notoriously a superstitious bunch, but with the change in music, the results followed. He also used his sinker more, and it became an effective pitch for him throughout the year. In a season where not much went right for the Mets, Diaz looking like an elite closer was certainly encouraging, despite the small sample, going into the 2021 season. During spring training he once again confirmed he would be keeping arco, which he specifically mentioned had given him success in the past. This time fans would be there to experience it and have responded accordingly. Even Blasterjaxx himself acknowledged Daz use of his song. Of course you only get entrance music at home and Daz does have splits at home versus the road. At home this season he has five saves two of which were multi-inning saves. His ERA is 1. 42 at Citi compared with 4. 15 on the road. His only blown save came on the road but he does have more saves with seven away from Citi. Granted the ball is seemingly ejuiced this year but once again he has done an excellent job of keeping the ball in the ballpark. He has yet to give up a home run https://www.newprostoreonline.com/Sid_Fernandez_Pet_Jersey-362, although Rhys Hoskins might beg to differ, and his fly ball percentage is down yet again to 32. 7%. The hard hit rate is the lowest of his career and he has given up just three barrels according to Fangraphs.
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beatricejessie173
Jul 29, 2021
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All-over-the-place pitching finally catches up with Cleveland starter Triston McKenzie, and gets exacerbated by one key umping brainfart in a nine-run Twins inning Josh Donaldson T-Shirt. Randy Dobnak returns to civilization from St. Paul and throws six scoreless frames, which is longer than most Twins starters have been averaging lately. Inning-by-inning notes:1: Luis Arraez has more walks than strikeouts so far this season. Is that allowed in 2021 Manfred should change the rules to adjust. Maybe count any take pitch that close to the plate as half a strike; give players bonuses for super-bomba foul balls. It doesn matter anyway, as Arraez pops up a 3-1 pitch from the walkingest pitcher in the AL. Our Mrmumph observes: nteresting hitting strategy against a guy who has control issues hopefully it caught them off guard. These notes are interrupted by a completely annoying medical device that completely stinks and completely sends both me and Mrs. James into a moment of wanting to destroy the device before we burn the house down just to escape its infernal beeping. Is there baseball going on Maybe Il pretend the beeps are coming from the radio, a new part of the broadcast. Albeit a stupid part that causes tears and strains marriages Tom Brunansky Hoodie, like Hawk Harrelson. 3: New Twins hero Rob Refsnyder hits a dong! That good, because the other Twins have decided that neither working counts nor getting hits are appealing options. Randy Dobnak gets Eddie Rosario to ground out on a sinker after throwing two other sinkers. Is this magic sinker Dobstache way back to Awesomeness, or is Cleveland kind of a crummy offensive team Well, they ARE a crummy offensive team, but both things could be true! Twins 1-04: Maybe I was hard on the Twins before for not working counts; maybe they needed to see what young Triston McKenzie was throwing first. Maybe the Magic Leprechaun of Walks showed up with a little pipe and a cheesy fake-Irish accent (fake because you can understand real Irish people without subtitles) and went aith and begorra, laddies, this boy be wilder than the selkies at high tide. hatever it was, the Twins walk thrice and touch home triply off McKenzie, who is replaced by Phil Maton, who ALMOST gets out of the bases-loaded Pickle with only one further run scored, but a crappy ball call that should have been Strike Three, Out Three on Josh Donaldson keeps things alive for walk, double, single, double, and no more Maton. After that loooong inning, radio says Dobnak is isibly frustrated by tight umping in the bottom half. Sorry, Dobbers, you don get to complain about that after the other team got Boned By Ump to the tune of four not-deserved runs! He gets over his upsetness, and the Spiders don get any baseball points. I almost feel less guilty about letting that beeping device make me a crabby jerk and Mrs. James cry https://www.minnesotagearshop.com/Nelson_Cruz_Pillow_Cover-321. But not really, it was still bad. Twins 10-0, you read this correctly5: Aforementioned hero Refsnyder strikes out; trade him now. Radio advertises a dog-friendly bar in Minneapolis which I will not encourage by mentioning here. You know what happens when you set poured beers in front of dogs They drink them. This is either animal cruelty or a waste of good beer.
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beatricejessie173
Jul 29, 2021
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The Milwaukee Brewers took on the the Cincinnati Reds in the first of a 3-game series this evening. The outcome of this affair was just like it has been most games in May: a loss. With their 9-4 loss to Cincinnati tonight https://www.milwaukeefanstoreonline.com/Tim_Lopes_Hoodie-96, the Brewers are 4-13 over their past seventeen games. Things got off to a troublesome start in the bottom of the first. With Adrian Houser on the mound for the Brewers, the Reds put three on the board early. Jesse Winker led the inning off with a single. Tyler Stephenson joined Winker on the bases via a free pass. Everyone came around to score as Tyler Naquin launched his tenth home run of the season. The Brewers did get one back in the top of the second, but they had an opportunity to get more than the one run put failed in the endeavor. With one out in the inning https://www.milwaukeefanstoreonline.com/Eric_Yardley_Face_Mask-206, Daniel Vogelbach singled, and Travis Shaw and Jackie Bradley Jr. both walked to load the bases. Milwaukee cashed in the one run as the next hitter, Luis Urias, drew the bases loaded walk. Unfortunately the next two Brewers hitters failed to come through. The Reds scored again in the bottom of the third. For the second time in the evening, Adrian Houser was torched by the long ball. This time it was off the bat of Jesse Winker, and it would not be the last time for Winker on this night. At this point the Reds only had four runs, and Winker had just one homer. Winker added another in the bottom of the fifth. Again off Houser, the Reds outfielder went deep just as Eric Karros indicated that the Brewers starter had nothing that could get him out Brad Boxberger Pet Jersey. Cincinnati added another run in the inning as well. With the bases loaded, Tucker Barnhart scored Tyler Stephenson from third with a sacrifice fly. Milwaukee tried to come back in the top of the seventh. JBJ led the inning off with a single, and he would motor into third as Luis Urias doubled. JBJ would score on a sacrifice fly off the bat of Billy McKinney. Kolten Wong would be hit by a pitch and end up at third when Lorenzo Cain doubled. Urias scored on the LoCain extra base hit. Wong would score on a ground out by Christian Yelich, and all of a sudden it was a ball game. It even seemed as the momentum was turning the Brewers way as evidenced by this play by Cain in the bottom half of the same inning. Extra bases Not today. LoCain went all out to rob this hit. Alas, the Reds hitters dashed those dreams quickly. With two outs, Josh Lindblom walked Eugenio Suarez and Tucker Barnhart. Kyle Farmer followed up with a single that scored Suarez, and Jonathan India followed that with a single that scored Barnhart. The Reds tacked on one more in the bottom of the eighth. That run came via the long ball, and the long ball came from. . . you guessed it, Jesse Winker.
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