What Caught My Eye: Hall of Fame, Orange victory, Major Leagues


Baseball immortality
As of Sunday afternoon, the Baseball Hall of Fame Class of 2019 is forever immortalized in Cooperstown. For many, these players made baseball exciting and flashy, or they forever changed the way the game is played. This weekend was a memorable time for the players and the fans who were there to witness the enshrinement. As we let it sink in that Mariano Rivera is the first unanimous selection, that Mike Mussina has made the hall and that Roy Halladay will forever be remembered, even after his passing, it is only a matter of time before the attention shifts to next year’s ballot, a ballot that will boast the name of Derek Jeter. Yankees fans might want to start booking their trips for Cooperstown for 2020.
It’s good to be orange
ACC Media Day has come and gone, and there were a lot of big takeaways from the press conferences, especially when it came to talking of Syracuse Football. Last season, the Orange went 10-3, finishing second in the ACC Atlantic to the eventual National Champion Clemson Tigers. This season could turn into an even better campaign after a strong recruiting class and a plethora of returning players who saw meaningful minutes last season. Make no mistake, Syracuse is not better, and not even on the same level as Clemson, but that doesn’t mean that the Orange aren’t prepared to hang with the top tier of teams in the conference. We are just over a month away from kickoff, and the days can’t go by fast enough.
Talk the talk, walk the walk
If you are a soccer fan, especially a fan of Major League Soccer, you know that LA Galaxy’s Zlatan Ibrahimovic loves to speak down to others while presenting himself as a “god” within the sport. After comparing the rest of the league to Fiats, while he described himself as a Ferrari, the pressure was on the 37-year-old Swedish striker to back those statements up, and boy, did he ever. In the heated LA Derby, Ibrahimovic netted a hat trick, silencing anyone who doubted him. Even at 37, he dominates the best of MLS. America, yet again, we have been “Zlataned.”


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