Red Sox Roll On

October 6, 2021

By: Carlos Alvarez

Good Morning

Playoff baseball was electric in Fenway on Tuesday night as the Red Sox roasted the Yankees, but another Wild Card game trims the MLB Playoff field to eight this evening. It’s Dodgers vs. Cardinals (8:00 pm ET). October giveth, and October taketh away.

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Red Sox Rock Yanks in AL Wild Card


Boston Defeats New York (6-2) To Set Up Matchup With The Rays in ALDS


Boston is moving on! In what was arguably the most anticipated Wild Card matchup since the MLB introduced the one-game playoff format in 2012, the Red Sox took care of business against the Yankees at Fenway and will move on to a best-of-5 series against the Rays on Thursday in Game 1 of the ALDS.


Xander Bogarts launched a two-run shot to dead-center to get the scoring going in the first. Kyle Schwarber then hit a solo homer in the third to extend the lead to 3-0 which led to the Yankees pulling their ace Gerrit Cole. From that point on, Boston didn’t look back as they cruised to a 6-2 victory over their historic rival.


After being lit up for seven earned runs in just 2.2 innings by New York just eleven days prior, Nathan Eovaldi was locked in from the start, fanning eight batters and only allowing one run in 5.1 innings pitched. Cole, on the other hand, continued his late season struggles, allowing 3 runs in just 2.0 innings pitched.


Watch: Red Sox Roll Yankees in AL Wild Card (6-2)


The Red Sox now face the Al East champion Rays who had the best record in the American League with 100 wins. Tampa Bay won the season series 11-8.


Additional Storylines

ESPN: Boston Red Sox Oust New York Yankees to Win Wild Card, Advance to ALDS

Yahoo: Giancarlo Stanton Standing on Second Base screaming (Expletive) Speaks for an Entire Yankees Franchise and Fan Base



Urban Meyer Already on the Hot Seat


Jaguars Head Coach Getting Blasted for Viral Dance Video, 0-4 Start


The Urban Meyer era in Jacksonville got off to a terrible start on the football field, and things got worse this weekend. Meyer was seen in a viral video where a woman — not his wife — was dancing on him. The video went viral, causing apologies from Meyer to his family, the Jaguars organization and players.


The head coach was hired by the team last January before drafting QB Trevor Lawrence with the No. 1 overall pick. The team started 0-4 before getting tossed into an off-the-field mess causing Jags’ owner Shad Khan to publicly reprimand Meyer, calling his actions ‘inexcusable.’ He also said Meyer needs to regain the team’s trust.


Early reports have said numerous closed-door meetings in the last few days have discussed Meyer’s future in Jacksonville. Four games in, and it could get ugly.


Additional Storylines

DraftKings: Urban Meyer Could Be Out of Jacksonville Sooner Than Later

FOX News: Jaguars Owner Shad Khan Says Urban Meyer Must ‘Regain Our Trust’




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\"🏈\"  College Football Hot Seat Rankings

It\’s never too early to warm up the hot seat. We take no pleasure in reminding you that three of the hottest seats as noted this summer now sit unoccupied. UConn\’s Randy Edsall, USC\’s Clay Helton and Georgia Southern\’s Chad Lunsford were all fired last month. (CBS Sports)


\"🏀\"  A Reintroduction to the NBA Title Race

With training camp and preseason play already underway, we’re now just two weeks from the start of the 2021-22 NBA season—from 30 teams taking their first steps on the long road to championship glory. (The Ringer)


\"⚾\"  MLB’s Bright Lights Are Out for the Playoffs

Where did all the stars go? No Mike Trout or Shohei Ohtani (Angels), Fernando Tatis Jr. (Padres) or Vladimir Guerrero Jr. (Blue Jays)… The biggest stars of baseball, including those in the MVP conversation, aren’t playing in October. (Yahoo! Sports)




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