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Yankees make quite the road trip
Some days, it seems, you're just not destined to get home. The Yankees lost a 3-2, rain-delayed playoff game in Baltimore on Monday night...
The Seattle Times
Some days, it seems, you're just not destined to get home.
The Yankees lost a 3-2, rain-delayed playoff game in Baltimore on Monday night, then had their train go kaput because of electrical problems, forcing a switch onto buses partway into the journey.
The team didn't arrive back in New York until 6 a.m. Tuesday.
Going too far
"In honor of Columbus Day," CBS's David Letterman noted Monday, "the Jets played earlier tonight against the Houston Texans and lost 14-92."
• At Fark.com: "Career leader in playoff baseball games for slugging percentage and OPS percentage is: a) Babe Ruth, b) Lou Gehrig, c) Carlos Beltran."
• At SportsPickle.com: "KC1 takes over for RG3."
Hop on hubby
Finnish world champion Taisto Miettinen, with Kristina Haapanen aboard, covered a 260-yard course in 52.58 seconds to capture the North American Wife Carrying Championship at Maine's Sunday River ski resort.
As local favorite David Castro told the local Lewiston Sun Journal after placing second: "You train all year long for 50 seconds, but that's the way it goes."
With Rasheed Wallace, 38, on board, the Knicks' roster — averaging 33 years of age — figures to be the oldest in NBA history.
Oddsmakers immediately installed New York as the overwhelming favorites to win the NBA title, in 2005.
"Times have certainly changed at Ohio State," noted Brad Dickson of the Omaha (Neb.) World-Herald. "Before the game, the Ohio State band dotted the 'i' in 'probation.' "
Talking the talk
• Greg Cote of The Miami Herald, on the proposed Bikini Basketball Association: "If teams in that league have a merchandise sale and the signs read, "All our clothing 75 percent off" — they mean it."
• NASCAR driver Jeff Gordon, to AP, on Sunday's crash-filled Sprint Cup race at Talladega: "That was bumper cars at 200 mph."
• Comedy writer Alan Ray, on the NHL lockout: "Hockey fans are facing a grim reality. They may have to spend the entire season sober."
• Steelers coach Mike Tomlin, to AP, on his team leading the NFL in per-game penalties (9.2) and penalty yardage (86.5): "I'd rather say 'whoa' than 'sic 'em.' "
Eagles safety Kurt Coleman yanked a shoe off Steelers receiver Antonio Brown after making a tackle and threw it off the field, leaving Steelers fans incensed that a penalty wasn't called.
For what, intentional grounding?
Dwight Perry: 206-464-8250 or firstname.lastname@example.org