Good morning to everyone but the Los Angeles Dodgers, baseball’s 2020 World Series champion.
It should’ve been the Braves.
Anyway, L.A. took Game 6 last night, 3-1, over Dick Vitale’s Tampa Bay Rays to win the franchise’s seventh World Series title and the first in over 30 years. However, the Dodgers’ long-awaited return to glory is the secondary storyline from the game because third baseman Justin Turner’s positive COVID test takes up the headlines.
Turner was pulled from the game in the eighth inning once Dodgers manager Dave Roberts learned Turner had tested positive for COVID-19, but Turner returned to the field for the team’s celebration against orders to isolate.
Here’s an exclusive look at Justin Turner celebrating on the field after testing positive for COVID-19. pic.twitter.com/EvhQqFUw35
— FOX Sports: MLB (@MLBONFOX) October 28, 2020
Turner says he has no symptoms so far, which is nice, but there are still concerns that Game 6 of the World Series, of all places, could be a spreader. Let’s hope that’s not the case. It’s already weird enough that this is what everyone is talking about after the World Series.
Everyone should be talking about how it should’ve been the Braves. We’ll get ’em next year.
On to some news from UK and more…
Terry Wilson hasn’t practiced this week.
UK’s QB controversy has a new twist: Terry Wilson missed Monday and Tuesday’s practices, increasing the likelihood that we see Joey Gatewood against Georgia on Saturday. Wilson and Gatewood shared the top line on the depth chart when it was released early Monday morning and we now know via Eddie Gran that it’s because Wilson got dinged up at Mizzou.
Gran said Gatewood and Beau Allen have split the majority of the snaps through the two practices without the veteran Wilson. Neither Stoops nor Gran explained Wilson’s injury, only noted it was “minor.”
Eddie Gran “hopeful” Chris Rodriguez gets more carries.
Also from Gran’s Tuesday post-practice comments, UK’s OC hinted at more Chris Rodriguez in the offense.
“Hopefully as we continue you’ll see 24 getting more carries for sure,” Gran said. “I really like the way he’s running the ball right now. Those people are right to ask that question.”
Gran explained Rodriguez’s role as, “He’s had more reps than any running back I think the last two games. If they want to see my statistical sheet, they can. When you only run about ten plays in a game — there wasn’t a lot. We were awful and he didn’t to chug that thing very much. We didn’t do much of anything right.”
Another basketball commitment on the way?
John Calipari’s hot hand may continue this coming weekend when Daimion Collins announces his college decision. A UK target in the Class of 2021, Collins tweeted his commitment date last night:
I will be making my college decision this saturday?
— Daimion Collins (@CollinsDaimion) October 28, 2020
Collins is a five-star power forward out of Texas, which explains why the Big 12 is heavy among his finalists. He is considering Kansas, Texas, Oklahoma and Texas Tech, in addition to high interest in the Cats.
Thanks, Jai Lucas.
UK reached out to basketball season ticket holders last night.
Season ticket holders finally received some correspondence from UK regarding the status of basketball in Rupp Arena this winter. The season is set to begin in a month and fans have been asked to fill out a survey expressing their intentions. Season tickets holders who opt out for 2020-21 will retain their spot next year, so that’s good.
Read the entire e-mail:
Austin MacGinnis is back with the Rams.
The dream ain’t dead yet. The Rams brought MacGinnis back in as a member of the practice squad where he will be the No. 2 behind Rams’ new free agent signee Kai Forbath. Sam Sloman, who edged out MacGinnis in preseason camp by way of controversial decision, was let go earlier this week because he never should’ve been the starting kicker in the first place.
I’ll say it: I hope Forbarth sucks.
Olivier Sarr to speak with the media today.
Coming up at noon we will hear from the newly eligible Olivier Sarr for the very first time as part of UK’s preseason interviews. Follow along here on KSR during your lunch break or check back later this afternoon for a recap of his first comments to BBN.
Happy Birthday, Aaron and Andrew Harrison!
The Harrisons are a couple of UK basketball legends and they turn 26 years old today. Both of them. They have the same birthday.
I’ll leave you with one of their greatest hits: Andrew’s assist to Aaron, “the point where he always hits it!”