- As crazy baseball playoffs continue, a tortured fanbase will finally taste victory
- Legendary football coach Steve Spurrier called it quits from University of South Carolina midweek, midseason
- Media outlets had their Twitter accounts suspended due to copyright infringement
Blue Jays eliminate Rangers after bizarre play, epic rally
The Toronto Blue Jays’ win to advance past the Texas Rangers was an instant classic, notably the 7th inning. The drama started when the Rangers took the lead on a strange technicality that was reviewed at length, and fans rained beers on the field in protest. In the bottom of the inning, Texas made three consecutive errors before Toronto star Joey Bautista unloaded a massive home run and even more impressive bat flip (see below).
The Rangers didn’t take kindly to the bat flip, and the benches cleared twice for near-fights. The 7th inning alone took nearly an hour and had some analysts calling it the most eventful inning in history, but in the end Toronto advanced. Here’s where the playoff picture stands:
Steve Spurrier resigns unexpectedly
- At Duke: Spurrier went 20-13-1 in three seasons at Duke and reached a bowl game in 1989. The Blue Devils previous bowl appearance was in 1960.
- At Florida: Florida joined Vanderbilt as the only teams to have never won an SEC title when Spurrier took over in 1990. The Gators won it six times in his 12 seasons.
- At South Carolina: Prior to his arrival, the Gamecocks had won 10 games once in 99 years of football. They went 11-2 under Spurrier three times.
Twitter suspends @Deadspin and @SBNationGIF for copyright infringement