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Todd Pearce

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Second Thoughts: Seattle return ends fittingly with long ball

posted: 04/21/2017 1:58 a.m. Discuss

Ichiro Suzuki -- not to mention the more than 27,000 in attendance at Seattle's Safeco Field -- will never forget the ninth inning of the Miami Marlins' otherwise nondescript 10-5 loss to the Mariners on Wednesday.

Second Thoughts: Ryan doesn't move on from defeat quickly

posted: 04/14/2017 2:21 a.m. Discuss

Quarterback Matt Ryan, who guided the Atlanta Falcons to Super Bowl LI, didn't quickly block the game from his mind despite the team's 25-point lead that turned into a 34-28 overtime loss to the New England Patriots.

Second Thoughts: No defense for ceiling in Tampa

posted: 04/07/2017 1:53 a.m. Discuss

There is no better place in baseball for bizarre park-affected plays than Tropicana Field in Tampa, Fla. There are oddly short fences, catwalks in play and even a roof that can be reached occasionally.

Second Thoughts: Ichiro has to get swings in, day off or not

posted: 03/31/2017 2:05 a.m. Discuss

Miami Marlins outfielder Ichiro Suzuki doesn't believe in vacations.

Second Thoughts: Kerr in favor of taking one for the team

posted: 03/24/2017 1:50 a.m. Discuss

Golden State Warriors Coach Steve Kerr said he would be willing to cut his own salary if the NBA shortened the schedule as a potential solution to the issue of stars resting during regular-season games as preventative maintenance.

Second Thoughts: Obama goes with favorites again in 2017

posted: 03/17/2017 2:12 a.m. Discuss

Over the past eight years, sports fans have seen Barack Obama's "Barack-otology" segment on ESPN, where the former president breaks down the NCAA Tournament bracket and makes his Final Four and national champion selections.

Second Thoughts: Why didn't Polian draft Tom Brady?

posted: 03/10/2017 1:43 a.m. Discuss

Bill Polian's achievements as general manager of the Indianapolis Colts, among other teams, landed him in the Pro Football Hall of Fame. But even with his knowledge of the game, Polian couldn't pull the wool over one NFL writer's eyes with comments he recently made regarding New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady.

Second Thoughts: Walk less, Wainwright tells pitcher

posted: 03/03/2017 2 a.m. Discuss

St. Louis pitcher Ryan Sherriff thought clubhouse prankster Adam Wainwright was taking him for a ride. Turns out, he was about to be given one.

Second Thoughts: Kraft: It's OK if haters want to keep hating

posted: 02/24/2017 1:50 a.m. Discuss

New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft is reveling in the team's fifth Super Bowl title.

Second Thoughts: Bet with man on Twitter settled, Canadian tennis star enjoys date

posted: 02/17/2017 4:30 a.m. Discuss

Canadian tennis star Genie Bouchard kept her side of a bet for a date after the Atlanta Falcons lost the Super Bowl to the New England Patriots.






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