"I didn't want to make the team because I was a girl -- I didn't want it to be some special factor, i wanted to make it because I deserved to be on the team. They understood that." -Claire Jeffress
Tonight's game decides the burning question of who will be in the 2017 World Series. While we cannot wait for this event coming up in a few hours, we can pass the time by looking over at the two pitchers and their stats for tonight.
Let's start with the visiting New York Yankees...
Standard Deviation: 1.6
Standard Deviation: 1.4
Standard Deviation: 1.5
And continue with the Houston Astros...
Standard Deviation: 2.2
Standard Deviation: 1.1
Standard Deviation: 0.98
Sabathia has less strikeouts than Morton but he allows less hits than Morton does. Morton is slightly better at controlling the amount of walks he gives out but these pitchers are nearly equal. Sabathia won last time they faced each other but Houston has good momentum coming into this home game and that will make this a close one.
Hopefully the result will be a good one! See you soon!
"I think because [soccer is] not a girls' sport for Latin people, They think basically 'You are a girl, you have to play tennis or dance ballet.' If you are a boy, you play baseball, soccer, all the other sports that are more physical... I think that my generation in Venezuela is so talented we broke the stereotypes of everything." -Deyna Castellanos
"The time crunch has squeezed out the demons that sometimes lurked in my running life. Ego, fear, guilt. Instead, it's just running. I was right to sense that my relationship with running would be redefined by motherhood, but it was less about re-scaling my concept of physical pain and more about the freedom for running to fall into its rightful place in my life." -Amanda Morgan
"First of all it’s ok to fail! That’s a really hard thing for athletes to wrap their heads around. It’s ok to start a job and not like it or move to a different part of the country and not like it. You can move or change jobs. Take advantage of what made you successful in sports and learn from your mistakes." -Lindsay Mintenko
"It really matters why you're doing the job. As a player, I competed because I loved the game, I wanted my team to win, I wanted recognition from my coach. As a referee, it's different. Your motivation can't be about external gratitude. We'll never have a perfect game, but we're striving for excellence." -Lauren Holtkamp
"I finally said, 'Let's see what I can do,' ... Now here we are, and I love it. [Coaching] is nerve-racking; it's stressful. Dentistry would have been a little bit more of a secure profession. But I've chosen the other side. I think it's because I love the game." -Katie Smith
“[My caddy] kept reminding me that being nervous was quite natural [and] that I needed to accept those nerves.” -Jin Young Ko
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Hi, I'm Jenna and I'm a sports fan! I've been avidly watching sports since 2011 because I found that by watching sports, I would be able to communicate with my dad and brother better. Ever since I got into sports, I've been able to enjoy myself more when I go to sporting events with my family.