A-Rod and JLo Buy Lunch, World Series Travel Day and Gold Glove Finalists Revealed

Fly Away With Me

The Astros and Nationals flew to Washington on Thursday as the World Series moves to the home park of the National League champions.

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D.C. bound ✈️

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When the Nationals arrived home Washington National Cathedral was waiting to welcome them in colorful style.

A-Rod, JLo buy lunch

Alex Rodriguez and Jennifer Lopez have reportedly paid for a year’s worth of meals to a Tennessee elementary school.

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First pitches coming in hot

Former Nationals closer Chad Cordero will handle the ceremonial first pitch tonight.

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I'm proud to officially announce that I will be throwing out the first pitch at game 3 of the World Series in DC tomorrow night. It's been so hard to keep a secret, as I've know since Saturday that this was possibly in the works. If you know me you know I'm not good at keeping secrets for very long lol. To say I'm excited would be an understatement. I never thought I'd ever have a chance to be a part of a World Series but to have my old catcher, Brian Schneider, be there to catch me makes every more special. The Nationals have a special place in my heart so to have them invite me to do this is pretty emotional for me. I'm so excited to see the fans, old teammates, and people who've worked there since day. This is an extraordinary honor as they could have chosen anyone to do this and I'm so grateful for this opportunity. I can't wait to see everyone there. Now I just gotta figure out a way to top Simone Biles double backflip ?. See you tomorrow DC!! #Nationals #WorldSeries

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The first pitch before Game 5 (if necessary) was a popular topic of discussion overnight since it was reported President Trump plans on attending Sunday night. The POTUS will not throw out the first pitch, however.

Gold Glove Finalists

World Series participants Juan Soto, Anthony Rendon, Victor Robles, José Altuve, Alex Bregman, Zack Greinke and Yuli Gurriel are among the finalists for 2019 Rawlings Gold Glove Awards. The finalists were announced on Thursday.

New Managers

Jayce Tingler has reportedly been hired as the new manager of the San Diego Padres. He is currently managing the Escogidos in the Dominican Winter League.

The Cubs formally announced David Ross as their new manager.

And the Phillies will reportedly name Joe Girardi their next skipper.

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Pro Post of the Day

Minnesota’s José Berríos celebrated his Rawlings Gold Glove Award nomination on the Gram.

Fan Post of the Day

When a coach becomes a fan. We love this perspective.


2018 – The Toronto Blue Jays named Charlie Montoyo their new manager.

2011 – Alfredo Despaigne, Yuli Gurriel and José Abreu hit home runs to lead Cuba to the bronze medal at the 2011 Pan American Games.

1985 – The California Angels announced that the team would not offer Rod Carew a new contract for the 1986 season, effectively ending his 19-year career.

1981 – Steve Yeager and Pedro Guerrero hit consecutive home runs in the 7th inning, leading the Los Angeles Dodgers to a 2 – 1 victory over the New York Yankees in Game 5 of the World Series.

1955 – The Cleveland Indians traded Larry Doby, the first black player in the American League, to the Chicago White Sox for Chico Carrasquel and Jim Busby.

Happy birthday!

Juan Soto (b. 1998)
Alberto Cabrera (b. 1988)
Wilkin Ramírez (b. 1985)
Pedro Martínez (b. 1971)
Nanny Fernandez (b. 1918)

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