Saturday, October 1, 2016

Sports this 'n' that

Troy High moved one step closer to clinching the Class AA Liberty Division title Friday, dispatching Colonie by the ridiculous count of 29-2. Colonie's defense recorded a safety in the 2nd quarter to avoid the shutout. The Garnet Raiders fall to 1-4 while Troy moves to 5-0.

Meanwhile, it was an emotional night for Christian Brothers Academy, more than 24 hours removed from funeral services for assistant coach Joe Grasso, who passed away on Sunday. The Brothers are also 5-0 after beating Shenendehowa, 19-7, snapping the Plainsmen's 3-game winning streak, making the road to the Class AA Super Bowl that much tougher for Shen. Grasso's son, Mike, is Troy's offensive coordinator. I can imagine Troy & CBA finally meeting this season----in the Super Bowl, provided both teams are still unbeaten come November 3.
I wrote last night about feeling the pain of a Broadalbin-Perth JV soccer player as she left Picken Field following her team's loss to Troy. I chatted with a couple of B-P fans during the varsity game, and, as noted, the Lady Patriots have struggled this season, but the boys team sits atop the Foothills Council. Should've made note of that before.
Don't look now, but for the first time since the Bobby Valentine era, the Mets will make the post-season in back-to-back years. They clinched at least a tie for a Wild Card berth in beating Philadelphia, 5-1, on Friday. After a period of adjustment (read: a prolonged slump), Jay Bruce has finally woken up his bat, giving the Mets some offensive backup behind Yoenis Cespedes. If this doesn't give Terry Collins a Manager of the Year award, what will?
What everyone is talking about this morning, of course, is San Francisco outfielder Angel Pagan's impersonation of a pro wrestler during last night's game vs. the Dodgers. I know that if I posted one of the fan videos, it'd likely get taken down from YouTube by MLB in due course, so I won't even bother.

Anyway, two fans, a young couple, actually, ran onto the field at AT&T Park with the idea of the dude, carrying flowers, proposing marriage to his honey. The girl was nabbed by security in right field. Her prospective fiance, unfortunately, ran up to Pagan, in left field, and ate a belly-to-belly suplex. Thanks for coming, dude. Security hustled over to retrieve the misguided Romeo so Pagan could get back to business at hand.

WWE's Rhyno & Bayley, both of whom use the belly-to-belly suplex, would be proud of Pagan, who must be a fan.

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