Friday Briefing: Terror in London, Cleveland Indians Reach 22 Straight Wins.
In Parsons Green London, one died and more than 30 were injured in what has appeared to be another incidence of Islamic terror. Visibly terrified parents were picking up their children from Lady Margaret school which had been put on lockdown most of the day as most of the children were known to travel tube.
The explosion was reported as commuters on the tube had seen fireball flying down the carriage during Friday morning rush hour.
The London Mayor Sadiq Khan, who has become an apologist for Radical Islam told LBC radio: “There is a manhunt under way as we speak.”
Trump and Prime Minister Theresa May both condemned the terrorist action early Friday.
“My thoughts are with those injured at Parsons Green and the emergency services who, once again, are responding swiftly and bravely to a suspected terrorist incident,” May said.
May also was disapproving of the President’s comments saying “I never think it’s helpful for anybody to speculate on what is an ongoing investigation.”
Okay, you heard it clear. Let’s not speculate its terrorism-related folks.
Cleveland Indians set Modern-Day League History
The Cleveland Indians marched to their 22nd Consecutive victory against the Kansas City Royals on Thursday. Francisco Lindor was down to his last strike in the 9th inning, then tied the game at 2-2 hitting an RBI double off the wall and from the reach of Gold Glove Winner Alex Gordon.
Then Jose Ramirez hit his league leading 50th double of the season after he scampered past first base to what appeared to only be a single. The MVP candidate battled his way to second sliding in safely just in time. Then Jay Bruce capped the win by hitting a bases- loaded shot to the corner of left field in the 10th inning.
The 3-2 win put the Indians into the record books with the most consecutive wins without a tie in major league history. The tie rule had not been nullified yet during the 1916 season when the New York Giants won 26 in a row including a tie. The Indians will likely aim for that mark during this magical season. Their next three pitchers include Trevor Bauer, Carlos Carrasco, and Corey Kluber, all of whom have at least 15 wins this season.
A reporter asked Manager Terry Francona whether he thought 1916 Giants deserved to hold the recognized major-league mark of 26 straight wins since that streak actually took place over 27 games, with a tie breaking things up between the 12th and 13th victories.
“I wasn’t there,” Francona said grinning. “I’ve given that zero thought. I promise you I’ve given it no thought. I don’t have a good answer for that.”
The Cleveland Indians fans haven’t been so tense during a 9th inning during a regular season game that had no bearing on their world title hopes. The Stakes were high given the fact that history was on the line. Lindor’s hit will likely be enshrined as a pivotal moment in Indians history. The crowd was ecstatic following the hit with many fans cheering to the song “Cleveland Rocks” by Ian Hunter.
The Indians have simply been unbeatable and are now breathing down the necks of the Los Angeles Dodgers for the best record in baseball as the latter team has lost 15 of their last 17 games.
Right now, there is an exciting atmosphere in Cleveland and it would be more than curious not for baseball enthusiasts outside of Cleveland to take notice.