Footage of the 1919 World Series discovered

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“Discovered” is a loose term here. It was found in the early 70s when a cache of films was uncovered in the Yukon permafrost. But after it was labeled it was stashed away a preservation center in Quebec, operated by Library and Archives Canada. It said “1919 World Series” on it, but if you weren’t looking for it or weren’t a savvy enough baseball fan to know the significance of that series and the Black Sox scandal, you may have just passed it by.

Now the film, which is a British-Canadian newsreel of the event, has been uncovered and publicized. And here it is:

This way better than “Field of Dreams.” Not as good as “Eight Men Out.” Three of four stars.

(Thanks to reader Josh for the heads up)

Carlos Gomez doesn’t see any need to apologize for walk-off homer celebration

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On Sunday, Rays outfielder Carlos Gomez hit a walk-off home run against the Twins. He was very fired up about his accomplishment and celebrated:

The Twins have already gotten upset with a player for bunting while Jose Berrios worked on a one-hit shutout. No one on the Twins said anything about Gomez’s antics, but even if they had, Gomez wouldn’t have felt any need to apologize, Marc Topkin of the Tampa Bay Times reports.

Gomez said, “It’s something I know a lot of people are talking good about this, that baseball needs more of that. And some people say it’s not good. If enjoying and having fun in baseball is bad, I’m guilty.”

He added, “I was not trying to disrespect anybody. I was not looking to the other side, not looking at the ball. I was looking at my guys.”

Gomez also said that baseball is “getting a little boring.” His advice? “Enjoy it. Have fun. It’s competition.”

Can’t argue with that.