Best 15 Minutes-Friday-10/30

Posted by on October 30th, 2015  •  0 Comments  • 

***Program Note***

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Padres…Hire Arizona Diamondbacks 3rd base coach Andy Green as manager…Went thru 20-hours interviews in 4-sessions….Was 2nd candidate inteviewed by AJ Preller….Manager of Year in Southern Association-Mobile 2014…Won 2-Pioneer League titles 2012-2013….Moved rapidly thru Diamondbacks farm system.

AJ Preller..”Excelled everywhere he has been…Connect with people”

Ron Fowler..”Wow-like listening to an evangelist in his presentation”

Peter Seidler..”Passion Play…High Baseball IQ.”

Andy Green-Quotes

“AJ brought everyone in baseball ops in for interviews-questions never ended.

“I want our tomorrow’s to be brighter than our todays.

“Give players ownership of the clubhouse culture

“Learn how to get good by dealing with adversity.

“You want your heartbeat to match the heartbeat of the organization.

“Nobody was excited with 74-wins…not going to be business as usual.

“Take your eyes off 162-games-concentrate on tonight’s game

“You want the organization to buy into your ideas-not just the GM

“I am blown away by the quality of the baseball leadership here.



Miami..Hires Don Mattingly as manager-4Y deal.

Miami..Fires GM-Dan Jennings a week after telling him he would be retained.

Toronto..GM-Alex Anthopouls quits..rejected 5-year contract extension-offended Blue Jays tried to hire Dan Duquette-Baltimore..Kenny Williams-White Sox to work above him….Mark Shapiro just took over as President.

Texas…Pitching Coach Mike Maddux quits..had been offered extension-wanted additional years…was fired.

Tigers..Hire Rich Dubee-pitching coach-ex Phillies.


(World Series)

Royals-Mets..Game 3-at Citi Field-New York….Noah Syndegaard-vs-Yordano Ventura….Mets-3rd best home record in baseball…but hit just (.233) at home…Mets middle of batting order-DWright-DMurphy-YCespedes combined (5-30) .162BA-in first two games.




Chargers-Baltimore….Bolts leave today for Ravens game…Veterans starters out of practice-Gates-Te’o-Weddle-Lissemore-Franklin…not likely to play on Sunday…Philip Rivers leads NFL in passing (2,452-15TD)…Bolts lead NFL (430YPG) in offense…Joe Flacco (1,900Y) passing…Ravens defense giving up (360YPG)…Chargers defense given up 33-plays of plus 20Y in 7-games


Patriots-W-Dolphins (36-7)…Tom Brady (356Y-4TD)….Pats held Miami to (47Y) offense in lst half…Ryan Tannehill throws (300Y) in loss.


Bengals-Pittsburgh..Ben Roethlisberger to start for Steelers..Cincinnati tries to go to (7-0).

Green Bay-Denver…Both teams (6-0)..Peyton Manning 32nd ranked QB in NFL (76R)

Jets-Raiders..Derek Carr-vs-New York nasty front seven on defense.

Seahawks-Cowboys…Russell Wilson against Dallas pass rush led by Greg Hardy.

Lions-Kansas City…Detroit fired 3-offensive assistants this week.

49ers-Rams…Todd Gurley tries for 4th straight 100-yard rushing game.

Giants-Saints..Eli Manning-Drew Brees try to get teams back into playoff  race.

Vikings-Bears…Minnesota tries to go to (5-2) on season.

Titans-Houston..Both teams with QB issues.

Tampa Bay-Atlanta…Jameis Winston without 2-top WRs-injuries

Arizona-Cleveland..Carson Palmer has Cardinals off to (5-2) start.

Colts-Carolina…Growing unrest over poor play QB-Andrew Luck-ranked #30th passing.



Giants..DE-Jason Pierre Paul begins conditioning drills with team after hand surgeries.

Giants..WR-Odell Beckham practices for lst time since week two-hamstring

Bengals..LB-Vontaze Berfect practices afte microfracture surgery offseason.

Browns..CBs-Joe Haden-Tashaun Gipson return to practice after injuries.

Denver..DE-DeMarcus Ware back on field after back strain.

Jets..WR-Chris Owusu put back into concussion program-2nd time this year.

Seahawks..WR-Paul Richardson returns to practice-out all year ACL.

Bucs..IR-Louis Murphy-WR-knee…WR-Vincent Jackson-out 2W-knee strain.



NFL…says it questioned Johnny Manziel-Browns about drinking incident and argument with girlfriend-no discipline coming.

Houston..QB-Ryan Malett-chronically late for meetings-practice-then missed team flight-reason released.

Cowboys..RB-Joe Randle facing suspension for arrest in winter-marijuana-alcohol-domestic issue.

Bills..WR-Sammy Watkins rips fans on twitter who questioned his injury issues..’get a life-enjoy your little job’


(College Football)

SDSU-at-Colorado State..Aztecs go for 5th win in row…Rams coming off bye week after they upset Air Force.

USD-at-Stetson….Torreros (5-2)…QB-Anthony Lawrence 16TDs in 6-starts.

(Mountain West)

Boise State-UNLV..Broncos (6-2)

Air Force-Hawaii..Falcons (4-3)

Utah State-Wyoming…Aggies (4-3)…Cowboys (1-7)

(Pac 12)

UCLA-Colorado..Bruins (5-2) will be without RB-Paul Perkins-knee

Stanford-Washington State..Cardinal (6-1)…WSU led by QB-Luke Falk.

USC-Cal..Trojans (4-3)…Bears try snap 2-game losing streak after (5-0) start.

Oregon State-Utah…Utes (6-1) dropped to 13th in polls.

Arizona-Washington….Wildcats (5-3) after losing at home.


TCU-W-West Virginia (40-10)…Frogs QB-Trevon Boykin (484Y-4TD) in win..TCU-(8-0)

Oregon-L-Arizona State (41-41)…Mike Bercovici (365Y-4TD)…Sun Devils run for over (300Y) on Ducks…Vernon Adams threw TD pass on 4th down with (:12) left..Devils (655Y) offense..Ducks (422Y) heading to overtime.

North Carolina-W-Pitt..Tar Heels go on road to post ACC win against Panthers..

(Top 25)

#1-Ohio State..#2-Baylor..#5-LSU..#7-Michigan State-all have bye weeks.

Notre Dame-Temple…Irish (6-1)…Owls (7-0)

Clemson-NC State..Tigers (7-0) start



SDSU-Names basketball floor Steve Fisher Court..announces 1-M pledge drive “Steve Fisher Endowment” to support Aztecs team.


Lakers-at-Sacramento…lst round pick DeAngelo Russell remains starter-seems overwhelmed.

Golden State-at-Houston..Steph Curry-James Harden matchup.

Cleveland-Miami…Cavs to limit LeBron James minutes


Clippers-W-Dallas (104-88)…Blake Griffin scores 26P-in first 27-minutes of game…DeAndre Jordan (15R)….Jamal Crawford-Austin Rivers combine (29P) off bench.

Atlanta-W-NYKnicks…Carmelo Anthony scores 25-but Knicks lose.


Denver..F-Wilson Chandler-strained knee-out 2W

Pistons..G-Jodie Meeks-fractured foot.

Warriors..C-Andrew Bogut-concussion-hit in eye by elbow.



San Diego Gulls…Open Friday-Saturday nite homestand with Stockton..Gulls (4-1).

Ducks-L-St. Louis..G-Frederic Andersen kicks puck into own net..Ducks (1-7-2)..scored 10-goals in 10-games.

Kings-Nashville…LA goes for 7th win in a row Saturday night.



Breeders Cup Classic…Runs Saturday at Keeneland….Triple Crown winner American Pharoah goes for Grand Slam in 10-horse field….to be challenged by Travers Stakes winner Keen Ice….former Pacific Classic winner Beholder…and ex-Belmont winner Tonalist.

NASCAR…Martinsville 500-Sunday…Joey Logano-Carl Edwards atop point standings..only 8-drivers left in Chase for Championship grand prize 5M-dollars.




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