“I’d like to be buried under the pitcher’s mound. And once some little old left-hander’s out there struggling, he’ll hear a voice. ‘Slow down, son. Concentrate. You can do it. You gotta believe in yourself.’ And he’ll look around. ‘Someone’s talking to me. Where? Who’s this guy talking to me?’ It will be Tom Lasorda underneath that pitching mound, telling him to ‘Slow down. You can do it.’”—
Yes, yes, the A’s - Tiger’s game was an exciting affair, what with Stephen Vogt singling in the winning, and only, run in the bottom of the ninth after Sonny Gray and Justin Verlander combined to throw 15 shutout innings with 20 strikeouts.
But these are the two things that really stood out:
1. Sonny Gray’s Mustache, Only Detectable Under NASA Microscope