The biggest story of the sports week was the heartbreaking end to the Los Angeles Dodgers postseason hopes and dreams. The Dodgers, one of baseball’s best teams, won more than 100 games and seemed like a surefire lock to play in their third consecutive World Series. Then Clayton Kershaw happened.
During the regular season, he’s a generational talent. In the postseason, he’s anything but, and a relief performance that started well fell completely apart after he gave up two home runs late in the game as the Washington Nationals took the NLDS series.
We now go to a live highlight of Kershaw’s relief efforts:
Clayton Kershaw every October pic.twitter.com/r3yDu6NKVi
— Barstool Sports (@barstoolsports) October 10, 2019
Kershaw will never be able to escape the narrative of his playoff collapses, and he knows it, but man, you can’t help but feel for the guy.
This picture is actually haunting. There’s a full-on tied elimination game going down and there isn’t another person in the vicinity of Clayton Kershaw.pic.twitter.com/VC7hruY9i6
— Faizal Khamisa (@SNFaizalKhamisa) October 10, 2019
The loss did lead to some great trolling. After it looked like the Dodgers were going to walk all over the Nationals, the LA Kings got in a ruthless jab after the 8-2 win.
You 8-2 see it, @Nationals 🤷♂️🤷♀️
— LA Kings (@LAKings) October 7, 2019
This tweet sure didn’t age well, as the Dodgers collapsed just a few days later. The LA Kings also played that day, and they lost by a familiar score of, you guessed it, 8-2. I wonder if the Washington Capitals had anything to say about that funny coincidence?
you really 8-2, don’t you 😬
— Washington Capitals (@Capitals) October 10, 2019
One pitcher who is having no shortage of success over the last few months is the Cardinals Jack Flaherty, who was on the mound for the series-clinching annihilation of the Atlanta Braves. Flaherty credits his success to his mom, who adopted him when he was three weeks old. And after the win, there was only one person he wanted to celebrate with.
The Philadelphia Flyers have become the first pro sports team with a ‘rage room’, as fans can rent time in 5-minute intervals to let out their frustrations and…well, basically just destroy shit. They can throw an adult temper tantrum, all for the low price of $35.
— Philadelphia Flyers (@NHLFlyers) October 8, 2019
I like the idea, I just expected in a more sports-troubled city, such as Cincinnati. No team with Gritty for a mascot should need a rage room.
Finally, in the lowlight of the week. A golfer on the European tour was interrupted during his backswing, a major no-no on the golf course. Someone slammed a door right as he was about to take his shot. The mystery culprit? His fiancé.
— Tyrrell Hatton (@TyrrellHatton) October 11, 2019