On Sunday 25 October, the World Series finally started to pick up. With a lack of drama in the first three games, it seemed as though it was going to be a dull World Series. Until Game 4, which became an instant classic! Here are three of the most important moments from when the Tampa Bay Rays took down the Los Angeles Dodgers.
Dropping the Ball
Did Game 4 of this year’s World Series have one of the craziest endings of any MLB game ever? We think so! It seems as though the Dodgers just couldn’t get a hold of the ball, quite literally, in ‘that’ game-ending play. If they do lose this entire series, there’s a good chance that that fumbling mess of a play could come back to haunt them for a very long time. However, while it was one of the most talked-about moments in Game 4, there were plenty of other highlights before that.
Bear Hug Tackle
You know it’s been a big game when this isn’t the most talked about moment of a World Series game. Max Muncy tried advancing to second base after driving home a run, but it seems as though Willy Adames wasn’t keen to let him get past. The Rays’ shortstop seemed to bear hug tackle Muncy to pull him off the base for an out. Is it legal? Should it have been an out? People on social media definitely didn’t seem to think so!
Randy Arozarena Making History
The postseason MVP for the Rays, Randy Arozarena, has always been one to watch. He managed to secure himself another record in Game 4 of the World Series, however with his ninth postseason home run. Not forgetting his critical two-out walk and winning run. It seems as though there’s no stopping Arozarena!
There’s no denying that World Series Game 4 was one to watch!
Why It’s More Likely for Younger Siblings to Make Better Athletes?
Venus and Serena Williams are only one of the many siblings who compete at the highest level of their sport. The presence of so many brothers and sisters in professional sports has led to the discovery of an interesting phenomenon known as the “little sibling effect”.
Many Athletes and Sports Were Studied
It shows that younger siblings have a significantly higher chance of becoming elite athletes. Researchers have demonstrated their findings in a comprehensive analysis that encompasses 33 sports in the United States, Australia, and Canada. Their study compared athletes who were competing at the senior international level and discovered that in most cases the better sportsperson is the later-born child.
This proved to be true for both male and female athletes, but the phenomenon is known to be more distinctive in women’s sports. For example, both Venus and Serena Williams played tennis at the highest possible level. Both won numerous Grand Slams and international accolades. But it’s an undeniable fact that Serena is way ahead of her older sister with 23 Grand Slams as opposed to 7 Grand Slams.
Another interesting discovery was made with the U.S. women’s national soccer team, which is regarded as the best in their field. The research showed that around 75% of the players, including the world-famous Mia Hamm, Megan Rapinoe, and Alex Morgan, had an older sibling. Only 20% were the oldest child and just 5% were a single child.
Michael Jordan Was Motivated to Best His Siblings
Experts explain the “little sibling effect” by highlighting the desire of younger siblings to match their older brothers and sisters. This was the case with basketball icon Michael Jordan, the fourth of five children and the youngest of the three boys. When little, his brother Larry was considered to be the better basketball player. It was his desire to do better during their one-on-one games that gave Michael his drive to excel.
While younger siblings have a greater chance to succeed, this doesn’t give them any guarantees. Work, work, and work, and a little bit of luck are also necessary for children to become pro athletes.