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The Conscience of Thoroughbred Racing


By Marc Lawrence — This nugget from Jayson Stark of The Athletic: It’s sometimes hard to believe that Milwaukee’s Josh Hader is is a real person and what it is that he is accomplishing this season. He’s more like a video game character who somehow came to life. But he’s also in the midst of a season unlike anything we’ve ever seen: HADER in 2020 – Batters Faced: 47 – Hits: 0. Now granted, there has been some assorted action on those basepaths in Hader’s hitless world, thanks to 10 walks and two hit batters. But how many relievers since 1901 have ever started a season by holding the first 47 batters they faced hitless? That would be none! To read more on the wildest stats you can imagine of the 2020 MLB season click here.

Trending Today

The NY Yankees-Tampa Bay Rays game was momentarily halted in the first-inning on Thursday due a drone delay. It was baseball’s third drone delay of the year. Contrary to rampant speculation it was NOT a Bill Belichick practice run … And with the Kentucky Derby racing today rather than the first Saturday in May, it should be noted that $0.10-cent superfectas are back in play in the Run For The Roses today. Ten-cent Superfectas are he norm for almost every race across the country but have not been offered in the Derby for fear of the lines at Churchill being too long. Since there are no fans this year, there will be $0.10-cent Super’s offered. Drones and superfectas. Yep, I’d say we’re living in different times right now.

Grinding Out The Profits

From the complimentary PLAYBOOK ADVANTAGE publication for September: What do Alabama offensive coordinator Steve Sarkasian and Auburn defensive coordinator Kevin Steele have in common? They are the highest-paid assistant coaches in college football, each earning $2.5 million dollars. On the flip side, most head coaches are incurring major pay cuts, including a $687,500 hit for Clemson’s Dabo Swinney. That means with his pay cut, Swinney will make a mere $7,562,500 this season. You can chip in and help Dabo out by logging on at

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