Los Angeles Dodgers broadcaster Vin Scully made his triumphant return to Dodger Stadium on Thursday, and it was just as legendary as you might expect. Prior to the start of Game 5 of the National League Championship Series, Scully rallied the home fans by announcing “it’s time for Dodger baseball” from his suite. Scully was introduced by former Dodgers Steve Garvey and Eric Karros, both of who threw out first pitches prior to the contest.
In a post brainstorming trade ideas for this winter, Tigers fan and FanSided contributor Ben Rosener suggests Detroit send OF Cameron Maybin and utility-man Andrew Romine to the Mets for Juan Lagares and two prospects. Maybin, 29, hit .315 with a .383 OBP, four home runs, 14 doubles, 43 RBI and 15 stolen bases in 94 games for the Tigers in 2016. He is a career .259 hitter during roughly 3,000 plate appearances. Maybin will earn $9 million in 2017, after which he is eligible to be a free agent. Romine, 30, hit .236 with just two HR, eight stolen bases and 16 RBI, while playing every position in 2016, including pitching one inning in relief. Tigers GM Al Avila recently told local reporters that
The city of Cleveland has been waiting 52 years to raise a championship banner. Now it has six days to decide whether the Cavaliers NBA championship ceremony will trump being witness to what could be the beginning of the end of the Indians 68-year World Series championship drought. On one side of Gateway Plaza, the Cavaliers will celebrate their NBA championship before their home opener against the New York Knicks.