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Custer didn't escape Little Bighorn...

Updated: Oct 21

Predictably, the lions ate the Christians. Custer didn't escape Little Bighorn. And Georgia Tech got their butts handed to them by Clemson on Saturday. Biblical. Like a plague. Ugly. I know. I was there. Worst defeat in the school’s history--or since Auburn hung 94 on them in 1894.


Which brings me to this Henry Hill classic from the movie Goodfellas: “The way I saw it, everybody takes a beating sometime.”


Enough said.


Baseball used some different rules this season. Like starting the 10th inning with a runner on second base (that one hasn't been used in the playoffs), a universal DH, seven-inning games for doubleheaders, and a mandate that every pitcher entering a game must face at least three batters.


I like the extra-inning rule, seven-inning doubleheader games and the universal DH for both leagues. I don't like the three-batters-faced rule. That one messes with strategy too much for me.


Now the World Series between the Rays and the Dodgers will be played at Globe Life Field in Arlington, Texas. I think baseball would be wise to continue staging the Fall Classic at a neutral site, much like the NFL does a Super Bowl. Fans would know where the Series was being played a year or two in advance. That would open up endless possibilities.


Topping the list of things a grown man should never do: Go to an animated movie by himself.

My father’s Uncle Rob was a politician in Thomasville, Georgia. When someone told Dad Uncle Rob was always on the fence, Dad smiled: “No, Uncle Rob was always on your side of the fence.”


Finally, this inspirational gem mined from the Internet: “Don’t give up on your dreams. Keep sleeping.”


I invite you to hang out with me on my site at billchastain.com and read more of my blogs. You can also download FREE chapters from some of my fiction books: Peachtree Corvette Club, The Streak and Retrouvailles. Drop me a line at Asked and Answered. Let's talk about feel-good stories, fun facts, movies, food and, of course, two of my very favorite topics: sports and books. Whatever is on your mind.



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