Best 15 Minutes in Sports–Thursday

Posted by on November 16th, 2023  •  0 Comments  • 


Padres..Outpouring of emotion across baseball and from San Diego fans and the media in the passing of Owner Peter Seidler:

Candlelight Vigils set up at Home Plate Club entrance at Petco Park…Pictures-Drawings-Jerseys-Candles-Flowers…Mural on walls

..Rob Manfred…Peter was a visionary
..Ron Fowler..Most positive man ever met
..Larry Lucchino..Baseball is a social institution-impact a city

..Baseball was his recovery
..He changed baseball in San Diego
..Saw an upside in everything
..Petco Park inspired him
..Remarkable man

Padres..Sign FA-P-Logan Gillaspie-ex Red Sox-Orioles (4.10) career ERA
Padres..Contract FA-P-Cal Quantrill-DFA from Cleveland
Angels..Introduce Manager Ron Washington..spirited press conference
..Mike Trout-Anthony Rendon will be my leaders…MLB reactions:

..He energizes organizations
..Worker at heart-all day-everyday
..Not punch in-punch out guy
..Galvanized a roster
..No BS..just baseball
..A real dude
(Roster Moves)

KBO-Twins…Korean team releases P-Adam Plutko-to come to MLB (2.40-ERA)
KBO..LB Twins..Will post reliever Woo Suk Go..has (139) career saves
(MLB Notes)

AL-Cy Young Award..Gerritt Cole-Yankees..all 30-votes (2.63-ERA)
NL-Cy Young Award..Blake Snell-Padres..27-votes (2.25-ERA) (1:25-ERA) June

Padres…Blake Snell comments on Cy Young Award
..’I am ready for free-agency..This is so tough-I love San Diego..
..’Love what San Diego meant to my family
..’1st time in career I stood on field and talked to an owner-Peter
..’Peter most genuine and pure soul I ever met

Milwaukee..Hires Pat Murphy-Manager..Hires Ricky Weeks-Bench Coach
Red Sox..Hire Andrew pitching coach

MLB..Rules Committee new proposal on Pitch Clock:
..(:18) rule with runners on base
..(:15) rule remains intact with no runner on base
..Retain 2-pickoff attempts
..Retain 1-batter timeout in batters box

Braves..Report that investor Warren Buffett has made an 800M-purchase of minority ownership in Atlanta.

Milwaukee..Milwaukee City-Count agree to nearly 500M-funding for upgrades at Brewers Stadium that will keep team at American Family Field on lease extension.


Aztecs…Sources say SDSU interested in talking for Utah Off Coord-Andy Ludwig and former Navy head coach Ken Nuimataolo about vacant SDSU job…Ludwig former assistant  at SDSU has working relationship with Ryan Lindley…Nuimataolo was (103-89) is a consultant at UCLA

PAC 12…Judge issues injunction allowing Oregon State-Washington State to control Pac 12-Board of Directors…saying 10-schools leaving conference have no right to remain on Board…At stake is 400M-in revenue this year at league office…and NCAA-March Madness units to be distributed among league schools…

PAC 12..Will file appeal to State Supreme Court….’Fear OSU-WSU will take some of our assets and use them to help pay exit fees from teams in Mountain West Conference.’

Big 10..Judge to hold Friday hearing on Michigan request for injunction preventing Big 10-from suspending Coach Jim Harbaugh for Spygate Scandal.

Dave Levy…Longtime assistant coach USC with John McKay and assistant with Chargers..passes away (91Y)


Thursday Night Football…Bengals (5-4)vs-Baltimore (7-3)..both coming off surprise upset losses…Matchup Joe Burrow vs Ravens defense…big challenge Cincinnati defense to face diverse-dangerous Ravens defense.

Chargers..Justin Herbert…Research shows deplorable defensive-special teams metrics in 4-years Herbert has been QB…Chargers ranked #26-30-20-29 in combined Def-Sp Teams metrics in Herbert’s four years as a starter.

Chargers…Head coach Brandon Staley..’Not giving up play calling duties-want to give us best chance to win’…despite Bolts being ranked 31st in NFL defense and 32nd in pass defense.

Chargers..WR-Keenan Allen..TE-Gerald Everett..DT-Sebastian Day…LB-Khalil Mack miss Wednesday workouts injuries

Chargers..Sign FA-LB-Justin Hollins-ex Broncos-Giants
Chargers..Sign FA-TE-Stephen Andeson-ex Washington
(NFL Notes)

Jets..Stay with QB-Zach has scoredd only 8-TD on offense this year

Giants..Stay with 3rd string QB-Tommy DeVito-as starter

Browns..Name rookie Dorian Thompson-Robinson to start at QB…Other backup PJ Watson (1TD-5Int-7-sacks..51 QB-Rating

Bears..Justin Fields to return as starter..missed 4-games-thumb injury

Carolina..TE-Hayden Hurst-in concussion protocol
Vikings..Activate QB-Nick Mullens from IR
Patriots..Activate OR-Riley
Reiff from IR
Steelers..Activate TE-Pat Friermutch from IR

Lakers-L-Sacramento Kings (125-110)…….Lakers had 20-point lead in lst half….Kings blew them out in 2nd-3rd quarter built a (26P) lead in game….
..Anthony Davis 1-basket in 3-quarters
..Austin Reaves poor shooting continued (0-5) 3’s
..LeBron James (28P-10R-11As)..played 35 minutes
..DeAaron Fox (28P)..Kevin Huerter (28P)…
..Kings win 4th in row….Lakers (6-6)

NBA..Suspend Draymond Green 5-games for triggering brawl..Fines with Warriors-Minnesota…Draymond Green ejected for choke-hold on Rudy Gobert who tried to stop a fight between Jaden McDaniels-Klay Thompson…5-technicals and ejection early in Tuesday game

Clippers..Paul George faces fine for rip job on refs in Clippers loss in Denver….Clippers have lost 6-games in a row

Clippers..Sign FA-C-Daniel Theis-ex Indiana Pacers (7P-4R) career

Bucks..F-Giannis Antetokoumnpo-out with calf issue
Kings..C-Alex Lens-high ankle sprain
Memphis..G-Marcus Smart-ankle issue

Gulls-L-Charlotte Checkers (3-2) OT……Pavol Regenda scored 8ith goal of the season…Checkers get goal Pat Khodorenko scores in OT…..Gulls now have 10-game winless streak…Drew only (4717) fans to home game

Ducks-L-Colorado Avalanche (8-2)…Avs outshot Ducks (38-17)…G-Luka Dostal gave up all 8-goals…….Ducks had won 5-in row on road

Kings-Florida Panthers…Thursday game

Sabres..Lose 40G-scoring F-Tage Thompson-sprained wrist
Washington..D-Anthony Manth-fractured ear drum-hit deflected shot
Vancouver..D-Carson Soucay-out 8W-broken foot

Oilers..Callup D-Philip Broberg..F-Ralphie Lavoire from AHL

Calgary..Report Flames are shopping hi scoring F-Elisas Lindholm and D-Noah Hanifan in big trade

Soccer…Team USA-vs-Trinidad…Nations League game in Austin, Texas

Team USA..Women’s team signs new coach Emma Hayes-Chelsea to record (1.6M) contract…equal to Gregg Berholter contract.

Formula 1..Michael Andretti signs contract for Cadillac-GM to build engines for his Formula 1-team if he is granted charter to race.

Golf…Rory McIlroy-surprise announcement, has resigned as member of Tour Policy Board…He has been open critic of PGA-Saudi Tour merger talks.


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