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What Had Happened Was: 10/18/16

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GAME. BLOUSES.

Just two outs and two walks into Game 3 of the American League Championship Series, Cleveland Indians pitcher Trevor Bauer had to leave the game because he had blood pouring out of his right pinky finger. What’s one more injury to an already injury-riddled Indians squad that is now only one win away from reaching the World Series?

Oh, and the team’s first game of the World Series could be the same day that the Cleveland Cavaliers receive their championship rings and unveil the 2016 NBA title banner? Cleveland is on the cusp of saying, “New championship, who dis?” to the rest of the world.

Manager Terry Francona reached into his bullpen and pulled out six pitchers to get the final 25 outs in the Indians’ 4-2 win over the Toronto Blue Jays.

BLESSINGS!

Yas, girl, you better cover Aaliyah’s Are You That Somebody. Whew, that was a slay.

Bonus:

SOCIAL STATUS

Netflix series Last Chance U‘s Ronald Ollie — a fan favorite of the show — scored a big man touchdown on Saturday. Ollie found himself at Nicholls State University this year, the same school that threatened the University of Georgia earlier this season, after finishing up at East Mississippi Community College.

After five games, he leads the team in hurries, is third in tackles for loss and has a sack. Now, he has a score.

FOR THE CULTURE

Brian Tyree Henry, Paper Boi on FX’s Atlanta, is actually a Yale University graduate. Get to know the actor behind the character.

Officials cancel football season for a boys middle school team in Texas for national anthem protests.

Wisconsin has the largest white-black graduation gap in the U.S.

Meet the 20-year-old councilman hoping to foster relationships between the police and the community.

The president of the International Association of Chiefs of Police apologizes for historic mistreatment of minorities in the U.S.

TOP THREE TWEETS

1. PULL UP, POP OUT

2. CLEVELAND BROUGHT RECEIPTS

3. SHHH, HE DOES WHAT HE WANTS … ‘CAUSE HE’S POPPIN’

#ICYMI

On Tuesday, The Undefeated will partner with Morgan State University for a panel on the image of black women in sports today. ESPN’s Kara Lawson, The Undefeated’s Lonnae O’Neal and Olympic fencer Ibtihaj Muhammad will be panelists, with His & Hers cohost Jemele Hill as the moderator.

PICTURE PERFECT

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.