When the winning run finally came sliding across home plate on Alex Bregman’s single, more than five unforgettable hours after the first pitch, a frantic Carlos Correa sprinted toward his Houston Astros teammates in the middle of the diamond.
Arm in the air, pure elation all over his face.
A last indelible image from a World Series classic filled with them.
Correa, Jose Altuve and the Astros kept hammering away in a wild slugfest that no one saw coming, rallying against Clayton Kershaw and rocking the Los Angeles Dodgers 13-12 in 10 thrilling innings Sunday night for a 3-2 lead.
But Florida’s offense struggled mightily in each of the past three seasons. The Gators rank 113th in the FBS in scoring, with 21.3 points per game, and 111th in passing, with 165.7 yards. Plus, Florida has struggled to develop a quarterback.
Now the Gators are searching for their third head coach since 2011, and they’ll be paying off McElwain and his predecessor, current South Carolina coach Will Muschamp, for a while. The Gators still owe Muschamp, their coach from 2011 to ’14, about $1.5 million of a $6.3 million buyout.
That is utterly preposterous. A Marist poll of more than 1,000 Americans in September said 52 percent of those contacted said players should stand for the anthem—a number that went down to 47 percent last week. That’s what happens in the political world today: stupid exaggeration designed to make your side seem stronger.
The Pats didn’t deal Butler to the Saints, even if it means getting a lesser pick as free-agent compensation next year. They signed two veteran running backs in Rex Burkhead and Mike Gillislee.