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What Had Happened Was: 9/29/16

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GAME. BLOUSES.

It isn’t often that a team can blow a 3-0 lead, give up a grand slam, lose the game, 5-3, and still consider the night a bona fide, indisputable win — but that’s what happened to the Boston Red Sox on Wednesday night. After serving up a walk-off grand slam to New York Yankees first baseman Mark Teixeira, Red Sox players walked back into the clubhouse, started putting on “Made For October” T-shirts and dousing each other with champagne. They had actually clinched the division when the Toronto Blue Jays lost to the Baltimore Orioles earlier in the night.

“It’s crazy,” said designated hitter David Ortiz. “I wanted to celebrate on that field so bad, but it is what it is. We’re going to celebrate anyway. I’m going to drown in this, man!”


BLESSINGS!

Yas, Chancelor. Has anyone had a better 2016 than Chance The Rapper?


SOCIAL STATUS


FOR THE CULTURE

 

The father of the “clock kid” Ahmed Mohamed sues conservative radio host Glenn Beck, Fox and others for defamation.

Louisiana cops refuse to work security detail for a high school after football players protest the national anthem.

The story behind singer Solange Knowles’ new look and new album.

Today in 1976, Stevie Wonder released his album Songs in the Key of Life.

Study finds pre-K teachers, white and black alike, spend more time watching black boys and girls, expecting trouble.


TOP THREE TWEETS

Every morning we’ll hit you here with the best of what we saw on social media the previous night. Why? Why not?

1. BUT … UMM …

2. WHOSE MAN IS THIS?

3. LOSE ON THREE — 1 … 2 … 3 …


 

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Ryan Cortes is a staff writer for The Undefeated. Lemon pepper his wings.

Rhiannon Walker is an associate editor at The Undefeated. She is a drinker of Sassy Cow Creamery chocolate milk, an owner of an extensive Disney VHS collection, and she might have a heart attack if Frank Ocean doesn't drop his second album.