Louisville coach Rick Pitino could face a suspension. The most noteworthy aspect of the Notice of Allegations released Thursday by Louisville is what it doesn’t contain. There was not one word from the man who could have done the most damage to Rick Pitino and the Cardinals basketball program.
The first time Anthony Rizzo struck out Wednesday night he dropped his bat where he was, right there at his feet. This was before all the hits, all the runs, before he back-spun that fastball into the bleachers, before the Chicago Cubs tied the National League Championship Series against the Los Angeles Dodgers at a two games apiece. The second time Anthony Rizzo struck out he carried his bat to the dugout, a slow walk with that bat held away from him, like it smelled bad or had been dipped in uranium, and there’d be no sense in having someone else exposed.
Just two days ago, many were wondering what happened to the Chicago Cubs’ vaunted offense. The Cubs bats came alive once again during Thursday’s 8-4 win over the Los Angeles Dodgers in Game 5 of the National League Championship Series. It took a while for Chicago to get things going, though.