From MeFi’s own Linda_Holmes comes a heartfelt debut about the unlikely relationship between a young woman who’s lost her husband and a major league pitcher who’s lost his game.
L.A. Dodgers vs. Boston Red Sox. Best-of-seven series starts tonight at 8pm eastern; come on in here to chatter, predict, and livewatch.
Two best-of-seven series to determine who will go to the World Series! The L.A. Dodgers vs. the Milwaukee Brewers for the National League Championship, and the Houston Astros vs. the Boston Red Sox for the American League Championship.
Come on in here to discuss the baseball playoffs as they get underway!
As a 1950s suburban community self-destructs, a home invasion has sinister consequences for one seemingly normal family. [more inside]
An unknown comes out of seemingly nowhere to become a legendary baseball player with almost divine talent. [more inside]
Predictably irrational meets Moneyball in ESPN veteran writer and statistical analyst Keith Law’s iconoclastic look at the numbers game of baseball, proving why some of the most trusted stats are surprisingly wrong, explaining what numbers actually work, and exploring what the rise of Big Data means for the future of the sport.
Last Week Tonight with John Oliver: Immigration Courts Season 5, Ep 6
- President Trump appoints to the head of the VA his White House doctor.
- Egypt has a Presidential election, the winner of which will almost certainly be strongman Abdel Fattah el-Sisi, since one of his opponents was arrested and three more intimidated into withdrawing. His only opponent, Mousa Mostafa Mousa, was a supporter of his!
- Sinclair Media Group's continued efforts to turn local news into Fox News 2, including must runs trying to push the idea of a "deep state" working against Trump, and trying to push an idea that national media outlets push fake stories. (Links below fold.)
- And Now: Baseball's Back, And Local News Knows Exactly What That Means. (It means weird concession food.)
- Main Story: Immigration Courts, which are a complete mess. One judge said of them, "In essence we're doing death penalty cases in a traffic court setting." Furthermore, they're not criminal courts but civil courts, meaning many guarantees, such as for legal council, are not available, and they're not part of the Judicial Branch, but instead, of the Executive Branch, and Jeff Sessions can in fact review cases himself. In some, children as young as three are actually asked to represent themselves before a judge. Just to drive home how stupid that is, LWT produced a bit of a court show in which everyone but the defendant (H. Jon Benjamin!) is three or four: Tot Bench.
The Houston Astros vs the LA Dodgers in a best-of-seven series.
Brockmire: Rally Cap Season 1, Ep 1
In 2000, Kansas City Royals radio announcer Jim Brockmire (Hank Azaria) had it all, until he found out his wife Lucy was being (very) unfaitful and an on-air, booze-fueled rant ended Brockmire’s career. He's been out of the public eye (and country) for 17 years until he gets brought back as an announcer for the minor league Morristown Frackers, owned by Jules (Amanda Peet).
Elementary: High Heat Season 5, Ep 19
Holmes and Watson investigate the murder of a man Sherlock considered one of New York's worst private investigators. [more inside]
An African-American father struggles with race relations in the United States while trying to raise his family in the 1950s and coming to terms with the events of his life.
Pitch: Don't Say It Season 1, Ep 10
Ross warns the Padres that Ginny is dangerously close to her pitching limit. (Season finale) [more inside]
Pitch: Scratched Season 1, Ep 9
The news catches wind of rumors about Mike waiving his no-trade clause. Meanwhile, Evelyn and Will join forces for a business venture, but Amelia worries their plan relies on Ginny's fame. [more inside]
Pitch: Unstoppable Forces & Immovable Objects Season 1, Ep 8
A rain delay at Petco Park leads the team to hold Kangaroo Court in the clubhouse to pass the time. Meanwhile, Mike considers trading to a new team; and an unexpected visit from Ginny's brother causes friction with Amelia. [more inside]
Pitch: San Francisco Season 1, Ep 7
Tensions rise when Livian Duarte is set to catch against San Francisco, moving Mike to first base. Elsewhere, Amelia and Oscar team up to combat the latest scandal involving Ginny. Mike gets flashback duty. [more inside]
Pitch: Wear It Season 1, Ep 6
Ginny feels the pressure after signing a huge deal with Nike, which leads to a wild night of rebellion. [more inside]
Pitch: Alfonzo Guzman-Chavez Season 1, Ep 5
The Padres are on edge, as rumors of the team potentially trading Blip emerge. Meanwhile, Oscar tries to navigate working with the Padres' interim president; and Mike attempts to mend his relationship with Amelia. [more inside]
The Chicago Cubs face the Cleveland Indians, in a best-of-seven series to determine the 2016 MLB champ. [more inside]
The Los Angeles Dodgers face the Chicago Cubs, in a best-of-seven series to see who will go to the World Series.
The Toronto Blue Jays face the Cleveland Indians, in a best-of-seven series to determine who will go to the World Series.
Pitch: The Break Season 1, Ep 4
Mike sustains an injury that threatens his spot in the MLB All-Star Game. Meanwhile, Ginny's mother comes for a visit, Blip's family vacation doesn't go as planned, and Oscar makes an offer for a star catcher from Cuba. [more inside]
Star Trek: Deep Space Nine: Take Me Out to the Holosuite Rewatch Season 7, Ep 4
It looked extremely rocky for the Deep Space nine that day: / The score stood oh to ten with just an inning left to play… [more inside]
Pitch: Beanball Season 1, Ep 3
The Padres play against the Cardinals, whose pitcher broke Tommy's finger during a fight. Meanwhile, Al asks an old friend to help save his job. [more inside]
Pitch: The Interim Season 1, Ep 2
Ginny tries to fit in with the team despite the resurfacing of a sexist comment made by Al. Meanwhile, Mike copes with the end of his marriage and mortality of his career; and Blip may have lost his lucky shirt. [more inside]
Pitch: Pilot Season 1, Ep 1
A young pitcher adjusts to life in the spotlight after making history as the first woman to play Major League Baseball. [more inside]
Steven Universe: Hit the Diamond Season 3, Ep 5
The Crystal Gems play a game of baseball with the Homeworld Rubies.
Last Week Tonight with John Oliver: Prisoner Re-Entry Season 2, Ep 33
The UK unveils new surveillance laws. A hearing reveals that the honors to US veterans that often precede sporting events are frequently paid for by the Department of Defense. A certain Washington football team complains about its offensive trademark being cancelled by listing other companies with offensive names whose trademarks still stand. And Now: Everybody Wants To Be An Outsider. Main story: Prisoner re-entry, and the formidable societal and legal obstacles set up to harass prisoners reentering society. John Oliver interviews Bilal Chapman, a tomato grower subject to many of those problems. YouTube (19m) [more inside]
An Iowa corn farmer, hearing voices, interprets them as a command to build a baseball diamond in his fields. He does, and the Chicago Black Sox come. [more inside]
The story of Jackie Robinson, from his signing with the Brooklyn Dodgers organization in 1945 to his historic 1947 rookie season when he broke the color barrier in Major League Baseball. [more inside]
A fan who has an affair with one minor-league baseball player each season meets an up-and-coming pitcher and the experienced catcher assigned to him. [more inside]
The new owner of the Cleveland Indians puts together a purposely horrible team so they'll lose and she can move the team. But when the plot is uncovered, they start winning just to spite her. [more inside]
Two sisters join the first female professional baseball league and struggle to help it succeed amidst their own growing rivalry. [more inside]
A new kid in town is taken under the wing of a young baseball prodigy and his team. Together, they get themselves into many adventures involving rival teams, lifeguards, and a vicious dog. [more inside]
Based on a true story, Moneyball is a movie for anybody who has ever dreamed of taking on the system. Brad Pitt stars as Billy Beane, the general manager of the Oakland A's and the guy who assembles the team, who has an epiphany: all of baseball's conventional wisdom is wrong. Forced to reinvent his team on a tight budget, Beane will have to outsmart the richer clubs. [more inside]
Star Trek: Deep Space Nine: If Wishes Were Horses Season 1, Ep 16
The station's crew get some of their wishes granted.
The worms have returned to Night Vale. Plus a new Book Club in town, spring Little League baseball tryouts, and an update on the search for two fugitives. [more inside]