A goose was on the loose! … Air Yordan’s homer was nonetheless flying! … And two outs, no person on is the new foolproof run-scoring method in that Phillies-Braves sequence!
But on Day Two of our Weird and Wild Division Series protection, there’s just one place to start — with a man swinging at a pitch that was headed for the middle of the Earth.
1. More bounce for the ounce
With Election Day arising, you’ll most likely be listening to a lot about swing states. But right here at the Weird and Wild column, we’re way more fascinated about Jurickson Profar’s swing state.
That’s as a result of, in the fourth inning Wednesday night time, in the Padres’ in any other case uplifting 5-3 Game 2 win over the Dodgers, Profar’s swing state appeared kinda like this.
So what the heck was that? That was the Padres’ swing-fling left fielder taking an precise hack, in a nationally televised postseason baseball recreation, at a Clayton Kershaw curveball that was headed for residence plate at Dodger Stadium — however had to alter planes at O’Hare first.
Look, I do know that far more necessary stuff occurred in the two Division Series video games Wednesday. But now we have a lot of sensible writers to chronicle that stuff. We solely have one October Weird and Wild column. And what may presumably have occurred in these video games that was Weirder and Wilder than that swing … besides possibly this.