TWIT: The Week in Tweets, Oct. 19

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Friday

Have the first four #Nats batters ever hit for the cycle? LaRoche needs only a single to complete it. #Cardinals #MLB

Bryce now with three hits in the series, none of them singles. 2B, 3B, HR into RF stands. 4-0, #Nats#Cardinals #MLB

Morse plays balls in the LF corner like he’s got spike heels on. RBI double by Holliday breaks the ice for the #Cardinals. 6-1, #Nats#MLB

Saturday

ESPN.com ’s excerpt from my book on the early #NFL: The unusual career of Bill Belichick’s dad. http://es.pn/OYWXpA  #Pats

Sunday

At FedEx Field waiting for the kickoff of a 4:25 game that has no business being a 4:25 game. #Redskins #Vikings #NFL

Since coming to Washington 1937, the #Redskins have had seven home losing streaks of five games or more. Two have come under Mike Shanahan.

The #Redskins dropped their last five at home in 2010, Shanny’s first season here, and now have lost eight in a row — and 13 of 15. #NFL

The #Redskins‘ longest home losing streak is 10 games in 1960-61. They lost 9 in a row under Norv Turner in ‘93-94. #NFL

Mike Shanahan: The man never won a coin toss he couldn’t defer. #Redskins opt to kick. #Vikings #NFL

Peterson, who left FedEx Field last December with a blown out knee, just broke a 32-yarder. Medicine is an amazing thing. #Redskins #Vikes

#Vikings to #Redskins: Don’t think for a second we’re going to let Alfred Morris beat us. Minus-4, Minus-3. #NFL

#RG3’s 76-yard TD run reminded me of this 71-yarder by Steve McNair on a Sunday night in Tampa in ‘98. http://bit.ly/R6hK7H  #Redskins #Vikes

Most rushing yards in a game by an #NFL QB: Vick ‘02 173, Vick ‘06 166, Tobin Rote ‘51 150, Vick ‘03 141, #RG3 ‘12 138. #Redskins

A 76-yard TD run by an #NFL QB? Aw, that’s nothin’. Steve Bono had one of those for the #Chiefs in ‘95. http://bit.ly/QmzBal #Redskins #RG3

Vick’s longest TD run in the #NFL, by the way, is 46 yards in ‘02 — vs. the #Vikes(!). It was in OT. http://bit.ly/UZcrwh  #Redskins #RG3

Please note: #RG3 has yet to catch a pass this season. You know that’s coming. No doubt about it. #Redskins #NFL

Tuesday

#Broncos are only 5th #NFL team since WW2 to win game after trailing by 24 or more at half. The 1st? http://bit.ly/S1PaFS  #Eagles #Redskins

Of course, if you want to count playoff games, then it’s happened 6 times. The granddaddy of them all: http://bit.ly/R8vQFJ #Broncos #Eagles

James Harrison says he’s had “double digit” concussions. Gee, I never would have guessed. #NFL #Steelers

Movie billing: “It’s ‘School of Rock’ meets ‘Rocky.’” What if we’d prefer that “School of Rock” and “Rocky” remain estranged?

Wednesday

Not enough attention is paid in the #NFL to yards lost on kneeldowns. That’s the QB I want, the guy who leads the league in THAT category.

I’m expecting the #NHL players to turn down the owners’ latest offer. I mean, it doesn’t mention anything about free Zamboni rides. #Caps

Is it fair to say Justin Verlander is treading on Sandy Koufax/Bob Gibson turf in this postseason? #MLB #Tigers #Dodgers #Cardinals

Thursday

RIP, Eddie Yost, a man who knew how to take a pitch (in an era when it wasn’t particularly fashionable). #Senators #MLB #Nats

Yost was a statistical curiosity. Low-average hitter (.254), little power (.371 slug), yet drew 1,614 BB, 11th-most. #MLB #Senators #Nats

The only players with 1,500+ BB and less than 1,000 strikeouts: Gehrig, Ott, Ted Williams, Musial … and Eddie Yost. #MLB #Senators #Nats

The only players with career BA under .260 and OBP of .375+ (min. 2,500 PA): Harmon Killebrew, Gene Tenace … and Eddie Yost. #MLB

Most seasons with 125+ BB: Babe Ruth and Barry Bonds 10, Ted Williams 8 … and Eddie Yost 7. #MLB #Senators #Nats

OK, that’s my tribute to “The Walking Man,” Eddie Yost. A marvel. And a Washington Senator for 15 years (1944-58). #MLB #Nats

Except for one thing: I would love to have somebody like Yost hitting in front of Bryce Harper for the next decade. #Nats #MLB #Senators

Is it just me, or is Jimmy Leyland inching toward Dick Williams status? (3 NLCS w/ #Pirates, WS win w/ #Marlins, 2 WS w/ #Tigers.) #MLB

 

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Dan Daly

Dan Daly has been writing about sports for the Washington Times since 1982. He has won numerous national and local awards, appears regularly in NFL Films’ historical features and is the co-author of "The Pro Football Chronicle,” a decade-by-decade history of the game. Follow Dan on Twitter at @dandalyonsports –- or e-mail him at ddaly@washingtontimes.com.

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