2015’s been a long, often arduous season for the Chiefs’ players. But yesterday provided an amazing moment when Tony Gwynn, Jr. – the son of late Hall of Famer Tony Gwynn – picked up a walkoff single on Father’s Day, nearly one year after his father’s passing.
– Here’s the video and call of the winning hit.
– Tony talked to MiLB.com about the hit and the emotional week he’s had.
A few non-Gwynn pieces of note today…
– Norfolk Tides beat writer David Hall spent some time on the road with the team, presenting an accurate representation of Triple-A travel.
– Jonah Keri discusses the Nationals’ problems and possible solutions in his weekly Grantland power rankings.
– NY Magazine reviews the brilliant, beautiful, instant-classic Inside Out from Pixar – my favorite movie of 2015 to date.
The Chiefs and Charlotte Knights begin a four-game series tonight at 7:05. Coverage begins on The Score 1260 at 6:50. Talk to you then.
Good morning. The Chiefs are one game away for their second three-game sweep of the season, with a 1:05 start vs. Toledo today. Some things to see beforehand…
– Chiefs outfielder Tony Gwynn, Jr., reflective on the anniversary of his father’s passing.
– Some thoughts and notes from a wacky 16-run, 23-hit attack for the Nationals last night.
– Hitting for the cycle is overrated. This is not blasphemy.
– ESPN’s Dave McMenamin (an S.U. alum!) on the mentality of LeBron James’ crushing Finals defeat.
– Stephen Colbert’s Late Show cannot come soon enough.
Coverage begins today at 12:50 on The Score 1260. Hope to see you there.
Welcome to Columbus, Ohio, where the Chiefs begin a four-game series against the Clippers tonight at 7:05. Some things to know beforehand:
– A recap of yesterday’s sloppy Chiefs/Mud Hens game.
– Dwight Gooden and Lenny Dykstra are headed to Syracuse next week.
– The Clippers got a boost from a brand-new player last night.
– With the Chiefs set to play in the inaugural Wiffle Ball Classic…
– …a look at the history behind the ball.
– Hey, you! You might have been picked in the MLB Draft!
Coverage tonight begins at 6:50 on The Score 1260. Hope to see you there.
First of all, you’ll like the weather – there’s no rain in the forecast today. The Chiefs and Louisville Bats (Triple-A Reds) will play a pair of games today at 5:05. Before then, some things to know…
– One of our interns, Josh Hess, talked to the Chiefs’ Emmanuel Burriss on how he got his start in baseball.
– Syracuse’s roster is getting a bit of a makeover, with some changes to the pitching staff.
– How the Nationals fell victim to a three-ball walk.
– For my fellow Game of Thrones fans: who that guy from that last episode was and why he matters.
– Grantland’s Steven Hyden dives inside U2’s new, ambitious arena tour.
We’re on the air today after Mike Lindsley’s show from 3-5. Talk to you then.
Good morning from sunny and post-rainy Norfolk, where a shower sprinkled down this morning before giving way to the glowing giant yellow orb of the moment. The Chiefs are hoping to avoid a sweep at the hands of the Tides today. Some things to know before that:
– The Virginian Pilot recaps yesterday’s 3-0 Norfolk win.
– Max Scherzer and Bryce Harper, the NL’s Cy Young and MVP front-runners, led the Nationals past the Cubs.
– Charles Pierce, writing for Grantland, on the money-based marriage of the military and the NFL.
– NPR asks, simply: where are the aliens?
And, finally, some Courtney Barnett for your lazy morning…
Chiefs and Tides today at 12:05. Hope you can join us after Bud & the Manchild.
Good afternoon from sunny Norfolk, where the Chiefs began a seven-game road trip with a 7-2 Memorial-Day loss. Some news and notes on this late beginning to your work week…
– A recap of yesterday’s bizarre game from David Hall of the Virginian Pilot.
– And video of a truly bizarre moment, when Dariel Alvarez caught a ball that hit him from Manny Delcarmen…
– Former Chief Tanner Roark led the Nationals to a win in his first start of the year, with a personal hometown crowd to boot.
– Another former Chief, Bryce Harper, is tearing up the diamond and maturing off it, writes ESPN’s Jerry Crasnick.
– The amazing story of a small village in the Netherlands that houses 8,300 headstones of American soldiers and the folks who tend to it.
Chiefs and Tides at 6:35 tonight. Hope you can join us on thescore1260.com.
The Chiefs and IronPigs play a Wednesday-afternoon affair today at 1:05. Here’s some stuff you should know – and hopefully you will like – before then:
– Highlights from yesterday’s pseudo-doubleheader.
– Lindsay Kramer on the Chiefs’ Rafael Martin, regaining his confidence.
– Why Donovan McNabb is wrong about #44 – by Nunes Magician’s excellent editor Sean Keeley.
– Bill Murray, continuing to one-up his entrances as the final guest of The Late Show.
– And while we’re on the subject, here’s Jimmy Kimmel’s emotional goodbye to David Letterman.
We’re on the air at 12:50 on The Score 1260. Hope you can join us.
Something we don’t like: rain delays. Something we do like: free baseball. The Chiefs and IronPigs will finish yesterday’s game, which is tied after nine innings, at 5:05 today, before a 7:05 scheduled game afterward. The weather forecast, outside of a passing morning shower, is clear.
Here’s a look at our daily morning links…
– Chiefs pitcher Erik Davis is back for the first time in two years after Tommy John surgery. I sat down with him yesterday for a conversation about his road to recovery.
– Syracuse.com’s Lindsay Kramer also caught up with Davis.
– The Nationals are calling up a shortstop from Double-A, per the Washington Post.
– A visual look at Premier League prep, from BBC Radio’s Nick Barnes.
– Grantland’s review of the insanely bonkers Mad Max: Fury Road, which I watched last night after the rain fell – it’s as awesome an action film as you will ever watch.
– Finally, another Letterman link from the final week – Eddie Vedder’s wonderful, emotional performance of “Better Man”.
More to come on the blog later. See you tonight.