The Daily Outkick: Thursday, October 24, 2019

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World Series: Nationals Stun Astros In Game 2 To Seize Control (New York Times) A pitching duel turned into a blowout thanks to Washington’s six-run seventh inning, and the Nationals cruised to their eighth straight postseason win.

GOP Lawmakers Storm Hearing On Impeachment (Wall Street Journal) Protest over closed-door nature of House’s inquiry delays by hours testimony by a Pentagon witness.

The Nationals Are Meeting The World Series Moment, And The Astros Are Shrinking From It (Washington Post) The Nationals are two wins away from their first World Series title.

We’ve Already Seen Twice As Many Presidential TV Ads Than At This Point In The 2016 Election (538) Over the course of the entire 2016 presidential election, TV ad spending approached a whopping $761 million, with more than 920,000 spots flickering across the airwaves. But that might be nothing compared to what we see in 2020.

Spending The Day With Astros Bettor ‘Mattress Mack’: “Gotta Keep The Faith” (Action Network) Entering Wednesday, “Mattress Mack” had at least $8.6 million on Houston to win the Fall Classic and would net nearly $16 million if the Astros beat the Nationals in a best-of-7 series.

Zuckerberg’s Testimony Left Lawmakers Just As Concerned About Libra As They Were Beforehand (CNBC) Members of the House Financial Services Committee questioned Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg over six hours on Wednesday about the company’s cryptocurrency plans.

The Nats Have Cracked The Verlander-Cole Code, And The Mighty Astros Are Reeling (The Ringer) Washington heads back with a 2-0 lead after blowing Houston out of Minute Maid Park on Wednesday.

‘This Is A Danger Zone’: Trump Faces An Existential Test With Evangelicals (Politico) Backlash from Trump’s Syria decision has left him scurrying to shore up a critical element of his base.

Fans Displeased With LeBron James’s Move During National Anthem Amid China Fallout (Yahoo! Sports) Just before the song ended ahead of tipoff, James stepped out of line and walked away from his teammates while shouting a passionate, “Let’s go!” towards the stands.

How Biden Haunts Biden (Axios) Sometimes it sounds like Joe Biden is running against Joe Biden.

Take The Money Or Let It Ride: One Bettor’s Dilemma Holding A Valuable Heisman Wager (SI) In June, Matt Porter placed a $50 bet that LSU quarterback Joe Burrow would win the Heisman Trophy. He got the odds at a cool 200 to 1 and is now in line to win $10,000 if Burrow wins. But he’s got a decision to make.

Gutfeld On Banning The Word ‘B–ch’ (Fox News) One shouldn’t take crazy stuff seriously. Because there’s nothing normal about crazy stuff, and you don’t want to pretend there is.

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