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Vladimir Guerrero Jr. explodes a ball coming at nearly 100 mph

During the Toronto Blue Jays-Philadelphia Phillies game, Vladimir Guerrero Jr. catapulted a ball 429 feet from home plate. This powerful slap was the 30th long ball for number 27 of the Jays.

This little ball with red stitching was propelled at 99 mph by Seranthony Domínguez and was placed in the outside corner, but Vladdy ‘s quick hands lit up the stadium.

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While we’re on the subject of Vladimir, this Smucker’s Jam & Jif Peanut Butter commercial with George Springer is truly comical!

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It happened on a… October 4

2012

7-time Formula 1 world drivers champion Michael Schumacher of Germany announces his retirement from racing at the end of the season.

2006

WikiLeaks is launched, created by internet activist Julian Assange.

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1994

Bodies of 48 members of the Order of the Solar Temple found in a burned-out farmhouse and three chalets in Switzerland.

1990

U.S. premiere of Fox TV’s “Beverly Hills, 90210” starring Luke Perry, Jason Priestley and Shannen Doherty.

1970

US singer Janis Joplin was found dead at the Landmark Hotel Hollywood after an accidental heroin overdose.

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1957

The Soviet Union launched Sputnik I into orbit around the Earth. Sputnik was the first manmade satellite to enter space.

1933

Esquire magazine is 1st published.

1931

Dick Tracy comic strip by Chester Gould debuts.

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1909

Prime Minister Wilfrid Laurier lays the first stone of École Technique in Montreal.

1906

Chicago Cubs beat Pittsburg Pirates, 4-0 to end MLB season at 116-36 with .763 winning percentage; unmatched since.

1895

The first U.S. Open golf tournament took place in Newport, RI. Horace Rawlins, 19 years old, won the tournament.

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1883

The Orient Express departs on its first official journey from Paris to Istanbul.

1873

Toronto Argonauts Football Club (CFL) forms as Argonaut Rowing Club rugby-football squad; oldest existing pro sports team in North America still using original name.

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Jake Allen knows he’s not there to replace Carey Price

The Montreal Canadiens have announced that they have signed goaltender Jake Allen to a two-year contract extension starting in 2023-2024 and worth $3.85M annually. This is news that many have been waiting for given the strong rumors surrounding the CH golf tournament. It has confirmed that the Tricolore are confident that Allen will be able to guard the net during the rebuild.

As my colleague Felix Forget analyzed yesterday, Allen says he’s ready to mentor the youngsters and help the rebuild go smoothly. Another element of Jake Allen’s press conference that also got attention was when CH #34 said he clearly wasn’t there to replace Carey Price.

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Here is the full quote from Jake Allen’s comments about Carey Price.

Allen’s statement clearly shows that the Carey Price era is now over and that Price has most likely already played his last game with the CH, so Allen is clearly showing that he knows he is not the CH’s goalie of the future, but simply the transition goalie.

At 32 years old, the Tricolore goaltender is aware that he will not be the headliner of the Red and White for many years like Carey Price was. He also knows that he will most likely not lead the CH to its 25th Stanley Cup in its history. We understand that Allen is realistic and that he was not sold a dream by Kent Hughes to stay in Montreal.

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Nobody forced him to extend his contract with a team in the early stages of rebuilding. He loves the city and wants to pass on his experience and advice to the youngsters in the organization (especially the young goalies like Cayden Primeau). Allen will allow the youngsters to develop without always losing 7-2 or 5-1.

In short, it’s really good news for Kent Hughes and his team to have a solid transition goalie like this.

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Sean Avery made a fool of himself by threatening teenagers

Sean Avery, who played 580 NHL games while spending 1533 minutes in the dungeon, made a fool of himself last weekend by “poking” some badly parked people.

So he started yelling for the cars to be moved, but the scene quickly escalated, creating a massive argument lasting several minutes.

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The former National League MVP threatened to smash the windshield wipers of poorly parked cars in the neighborhood…

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Among the people he yelled at were teenagers!

“Man, you’re too little to try to challenge somebody. Shut up!”

Moreover, during the argument, Avery called some individuals an offensive term.

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The worst part of it all is that Avery wasn’t at home!

No, he was guarding a friend’s residence and was convinced that the cars were parked illegally.

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