Best No. 8 Seed Upsets

Best No. 8 Seed Upsets

With the Stanley Cup Finals set to start on Wednesday, featuring L.A.’s new favorite bandwagon team, we had to follow up our original post about upsets and make it solely about No. 8 seeds making any semblance of a playoff run. This list may feel incomplete because it’s not a Top-10, but in honor of the list of No. 8 seeds, it’s an Elite Eight and it’s fairly all-encompassing in terms of how we remember it moving the...

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No. 8 Seed Upsets & Cinderella Specials

No. 8 Seed Upsets & Cinderella Specials

The Los Angeles Kings became only the second No. 8 seed in NHL history to make it to the Stanley Cup Finals and the first to take down a 1, 2 and 3 seed in doing so. Whether or not the Kings win the Cup, their run is one of the best by a Cinderella of all-time. Later this week, we will post a numerical blog of our best upsets across all sports and it will include Cinderella-esque runs such as George Mason going to the Final 4 and, of course, the...

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Major League Ballparks: No. 18 Busch Stadium

Major League Ballparks: No. 18 Busch Stadium

With Fenway Park celebrating its 100th anniversary and Dodger Stadium its 50th this year, our editor Matt Hurst, who was a baseball beat writer for four seasons in the mid-2000′s, takes a look at the ballparks he’s worked at in his life and ranks them from worst to first. We continue the series with No. 18 – Busch Stadium. To see the previously reviewed ballparks, click here. This feels sacrilegious. There is no way one of...

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Random Pro of the Week: Kazuhisa Ishii

Random Pro of the Week: Kazuhisa Ishii

I worry about my mother. Not in the sense that she has a terminal illness. Or that she’s fallen off the wagon. Or bound for prison. I worry about her sanity. This week she has embarked on a 230-mile walk in Spain, the Camino de Santiago de Compostela, a pilgrimage along the path of Saint James. I don’t know when it made it to her “Bucket List” but she says it’s on there. (Follow her journey on her...

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“You Were Lucky, Hershiser!”

“You Were Lucky, Hershiser!”

- by Josh Suchon weareoutofink.blogspot.com  “But the Bulldog in him came out when, after the Athletics were disposed of, he walked down the hallway to the interview room in the Oakland Coliseum and an A’s fan yelled, “You were lucky, Hershiser.” A couple of dozen steps later, Hershiser blurted out, “Oh yeah – grab a bat.” He wasn’t smiling. – final paragraph in the October 31, 1988 edition of Sports...

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