Hall of Famer Mike Schmidt remembers Joe Morgan, ‘God’s gift to baseball’

Joe Morgan’s eye-popping Hall of Fame ledger does not include any saves, but he did earn one in his career.

Morgan, who died at 77 on Sunday, spent the 1983 season with the Phillies and helped the club win the National League pennant.

In May of that season, Mike Schmidt was in the throes of a hellacious slump. Schmidt’s struggles reached an agonizing crescendo in a game against Montreal at Veterans Stadium on May 28.

“I struck out four times on 12 pitches,” Schmidt said Monday. “You can look it up.”

We did.

He was right.

In the top of the ninth inning, the game was delayed for 18 minutes by rain. His misery prolonged, Schmidt retreated to the clubhouse. He was beside himself.

“I was actually thinking about retiring, getting in my car in full uniform and driving home,” he said.

Morgan walked over to Schmidt in the clubhouse

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Joe Biden in Toledo |

Biden delivered remarks at the union hall skewering Trump’s COVID-19 response and making a list of promises including job creation and a middle-class tax cut.

TOLEDO, Ohio — Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden addressed a private event at the UAW Local 14 union hall on Jackman Road in west Toledo on Monday, taking shots at President Donald Trump over his response to the coronavirus pandemic and vowing to “build back better” using American labor.

Taking the stage in the parking lot, in front of several American cars, including Toledo’s own Wrangler and Gladiator, Biden intoned, “Hello, Toledo! This feels like coming home. My dad was an auto guy. … My state used to have the largest percentage of autoworkers in the nation.”

Biden thanked both Toledo Mayor Wade Kapszukiewicz and U.S. Rep. Marcy Kaptur, as well as UAW Local 14 President Tony Totty and UAW Benefits Representative Kenyetta Jones for

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Joe Biden’s path to victory could hinge on working-class white women

Nicole Peyton sat out the 2016 election because she didn’t like President Trump’s behavior and believed Hillary Clinton was “tarnished.” But this year, the “conservative-leaning” homemaker plans to cast a ballot for Democrat Joe Biden.

Joe Biden holding a sign: Democratic presidential candidate former Vice President Joe Biden speaks outside Gettysburg National Military Park in Pennsylvania on Tuesday. (Alex Edelman / AFP/Getty Images)

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Democratic presidential candidate former Vice President Joe Biden speaks outside Gettysburg National Military Park in Pennsylvania on Tuesday. (Alex Edelman / AFP/Getty Images)

“He would be a better option. Anybody’s better” than Trump, said Peyton, 31, who dropped out of college to have her first child. Trump is a bad example for her five kids, she said as she picked up pizza for her family’s dinner on a recent Friday.

Whether women like Peyton decide to back Biden could determine who wins critical battleground states such as Michigan — which Trump won by 10,704 votes, or 0.23% — as well as Wisconsin and Pennsylvania. The demographic denoted by pollsters

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Taylor Swift Wears “Voter” Necklace Endorsing Joe Biden

Taylor Swift is making her 2020 presidential endorsement in the most Taylor way possible: with a plateful of incredibly decorated cookies and some dainty jewelry. The Folklore singer recently opened up to V magazine about her intentions to vote for Joe Biden and Kamala Harris, and on Oct. 7, she shared her plans for the evening’s debate between the California senator and Mike Pence.

“Gonna be watching and supporting @kamalaharris by yelling at the tv a lot,” she captioned her photo. “And I also have custom cookies.” Over the last few years, Taylor has become more vocal about the importance of participating in elections. She told V, “I will proudly vote for Joe Biden and Kamala Harris in this year’s presidential election. Under their leadership, I believe America has a chance to start the healing process it so desperately needs.”

To echo that sentiment, Taylor let her accessories send

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‘Might As Well Carry a Purse With That Mask, Joe’ Is the Best Style Advice of the Season

a man wearing a suit and sunglasses: Tomi Lahren, top contender for the WOAT for the whole world, made a dumb joke about Joe Biden carrying a purse to go with his mask. It's—shockingly—good advice.

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Tomi Lahren, top contender for the WOAT for the whole world, made a dumb joke about Joe Biden carrying a purse to go with his mask. It’s—shockingly—good advice.

Last night, the Biden team released a three-second clip effectively castigating the President for his refusal to embrace the idea of wearing a mask in public. And if your day was somehow off to a solid start, my apologies, man. Because right-wing professional troll Toni Lauren—no, wait, is it Torrence Larpen? Turgid Largeham? Tomi Lahren?—has taken to Twitter yet again to weigh in, and I can already hear you groaning involuntarily from all the way over here.

Since the onset of the pandemic, Trump has repeatedly downplayed the risks of the virus, mocking those around him for wearing a mask and cultivating a dangerously ill-informed environment that extends far beyond the Oval Office by blithely encouraging his constituents to

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Former LSU Quarterback Joe Burrow Notches First NFL Win in Record Setting Fashion

Joe Burrow is no longer winless in his NFL career. On Sunday the LSU rookie picked up the first win of his young career, setting a little NFL history in the process. Burrow passed for 300 yards and a touchdown in a 33-25 win over the Jacksonville Jaguars.

Burrow became the first rookie in NFL history to have three consecutive games of 300+ passing yards. But in typical Burrow fashion, that record doesn’t faze him much.

“We got the win, that’s all I care about,” Burrow said. “It feels good to win, I’m gonna do whatever it takes to win football games. I’ll throw it zero or 100 times, I’ll throw for seven or 500 it doesn’t matter to me.”

That mindset is certainly nothing new to the LSU fans who have followed Burrow for the last two years. Of course LSU fans also remember the struggle that first year

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Fantasy Football Rankings Week 4, 2020: Model that beat experts says start Joe Burrow, sit Drew Brees

Fantasy football owners have been challenged with difficult start-sit decisions throughout the entire 2020 NFL season. The Giants have struggled on offense, but owners who are desperate for help at running back are still trying to decide if there’s any value in Devonta Freeman, Dion Lewis or Wayne Gallman. Should any of them be ranked high in your Week 4 Fantasy football rankings? Meanwhile, Michael Thomas (ankle) owners are hunting for a replacement in hopes he’ll be one of the top Fantasy football picks next week.

Unless your roster is loaded with must-starts like Russell Wilson, Alvin Kamara, Kenny Golladay, and Jonathan Taylor, then you’ll need a little help for all of the difficult choices you’re faced with in Week 4. Before you lock in your Fantasy football lineups, be sure to check out the Week 4 Fantasy football rankings from the proven computer model at SportsLine.

When it comes

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Joe Biden fans launch Biden Beauty

Joe Biden’s supporters have launched a beauty brand under his name.

Joe Biden

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Joe Biden

The presidential candidate’s supporters are hoping to welcome “underrepresented voices” into the US by using makeup to unite people, with 100 per cent of the sales supporting his campaign.

A spokesperson said: “From the beginning of time to now, all people have participated in beautifying as an act of defiance. We’re excited to push forth the message that this country is only made powerful by the vast diversity of its people.

“We hope that all underrepresented voices from all walks of life feel welcomed in this nation. Beauty has the ability to unite and Biden Beauty’s aim is to be representative of everyone. We hope these products make constituents feel more empowered and less alone.”

The collection features a blue makeup sponge to blend foundations, concealers, highlighters and powders, that is coloured blue

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