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Tampa Bay Rays head to ALCS, crash party of big-market teams

Tampa Bay Rays head to ALCS, crash party of big-market teams

How’s that for a narrative shift?

“We might as well ruin their day up there in Connecticut,” said Rays reliever Pete Fairbanks, referring to ESPN’s headquarters in Bristol (ESPN won’t be broadcasting any of the ALCS games or the World Series). “We’re fine with it. We love it. We’re a good ballclub and we’re trying to go out there and win no matter how big the market is for the team we’re playing across.”

They swept the Toronto Blue Jays out of the wild-card round. Next they’ll take the noble role of battling the Astros. But the ALDS, the way it ended, was a true reflection of how odd and effective these Rays are.

It took five games to best the New York Yankees, who Fairbanks called ESPN’s “golden child,” who turned to Gerrit Cole, their $324 million ace, in Game 5. It took, really, a gutsy bullpen plan and Mike Brosseau’s late homer off Aroldis Chapman. Brosseau, undrafted in 2016, was nearly hit in the head by Chapman’s 101 mph fastball in September. Both benches cleared then, showing Tampa the unfamiliar space of tabloids and Internet debate. Then Chapman, on a $48 million contract himself, was beat by Brosseau on the 10th pitch of an eighth-inning at-bat Friday, a shot that chased the Yankees and swirled the Rays’ dugout into a mosh pit.

To get there, they used Nick Anderson, a late-inning reliever, for eight outs between the third and fifth. Fairbanks and Diego Castillo each pitched two frames behind him. Brosseau was the hero of an unbelievable ending. It was all very Rays, and now their run continues.

“Are you surprised?” Anderson asked, countering a question about using high-leverage relievers in early innings. “That’s kind of like the Rays way: Switch things up, do something a little different.”

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Hudson’s Bay Taps Moschino Creative Director Jeremy Scott To Design Limited Edition Collaboration

Hudson’s Bay Taps Moschino Creative Director Jeremy Scott To Design Limited Edition Collaboration

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TORONTO, Oct. 6, 2020 /CNW/ — One of the world’s most recognizable luxury brands, Moschino, led by Creative Director Jeremy Scott, introduces a limited-edition collaboration with Hudson’s Bay in celebration of the company’s 350th anniversary. Inspired by the iconic Hudson’s Bay signature stripes, distinctive Moschino Couture pieces from the label’s core collection are reimagined through the lens of the classic HBC red, green, yellow and indigo. Anchored by the premium wool Moto Jacket, the eleven-piece collection features street-style staples like loungewear, a keyring, belt, t-shirt, dress, waist bag and Moschino’s Moto Jacket Shoulder Bag enveloped in HBC Stripes. The luxury collaboration will arrive at select Hudson’s Bay stores and on October 6.

“The Room at Hudson’s Bay has always been a destination for customers to find the most coveted designs from around the world,” says Tyler Franch, VP, Fashion Director, Hudson’s Bay. “This collaboration is the perfect marriage of Jeremy Scott’s avant-garde and forward design aesthetic, with our famous Point Blanket fabrications that are rooted in Hudson’s Bay Company’s 350-year history.”

“I am thrilled to celebrate Hudson’s Bay Company’s 350th anniversary with this collaboration merging together their iconic striped planet with my Moschino world!,” says Jeremy Scott, Creative Director, Moschino Couture.

The collection is made in Italy and designed exclusively for Hudson’s Bay and retailing from $185$1695 CAD.

Collection Pieces:

350th Anniversary Wool Moto Jacket (Men’s/Women’s) – $1495
Wool cloth moto jacket with Stripes pattern. Gold-toned hardware with zip closure at front, a zipped pocket diagonally placed across left breast with three-quarter zip closure at wrists. Adjustable logo belt closure at waist. Unique Hudson’s Bay Company + Moschino Couture collaboration logo embroidered on reverse.

Calf Leather Waist Bag – $945
Soft calfskin macro belt bag

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Bay Area political events: Debate watch party, ballot measures analysis

Bay Area political events: Debate watch party, ballot measures analysis

Upcoming political events in the Bay Area. Events take place online unless otherwise noted:


Debate watch party: Online watch party for vice presidential debate between Mike Pence and Kamala Harris. Hosted by Manny’s. 5:30 p.m. More information is here.

Ballot measures: A nonpartisan analysis of San Francisco and state ballot measures, hosted by the League of Women Voters. 6 p.m. More information is here.


Rep. Ro Khanna: Fremont Democrat holds a town hall meeting. Noon. Submit questions in advance here; join meeting here.

Eric Holder: Former U.S. attorney general on voter suppression and the election. Hosted by Mother Jones. 1 p.m. More information is here.

Immigration and public health: Writer Giuli Alvarenga shares his accounts as a volunteer at the U.S.-Mexican border in discussing how conditions there among immigrants is a public health concern. Hosted by the Commonwealth Club. 3 p.m. More information is here.

Boozy ballot breakdown: A rundown of everything that’s on the ballot, with Luna Reclipse and Tonya Turmeric. Hosted by Manny’s. 7 p.m. More information is here.


RBG vigil: In honor of the late Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg. Hosted by the Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence. 7 p.m. in person at Market and Castro streets, San Francisco; online here. More information is here.


Oakland City Council race: A virtual town hall forum with candidates for the Oakland City Council’s at-large seat. Hosted by Project Inquire. 4 p.m. More information is here.


Reuniting the U.S.: The authors of “The Upswing: How America Came Together a Century Ago and How We Can Do It Again,” Harvard public policy Professor Robert Putnam and social entrepreneur Shaylyn Romney Garrett, talk about the lessons the U.S. can draw from earlier eras of reform. Hosted by the Commonwealth Club. 10 a.m. More information is here.

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