Spafford recently took to New York City for a late-night performance at B.B. King Blues Club and Grill. The sold-out show served as an after-party for the penultimate night of Phish’s Baker’s Dozen residency at Madison Square Garden and kept the party going until early in the morning following “Boston Cream” night. The room was packed to the brim with people, and Spafford wasted no time, kicking things off with an energized opening combo of “All My Friends” and “Todd’s Tots” by way of “Bee Jam.”During their one-set performance, the group tore through an expansive setlist, with one of the crown jewels of the night coming early toward the start of their set with their eighteen-minute rendition of “Leave The Light On” following “Ain’t That Wrong.” From there, the group moved into the cascading “Salamander Song” ahead of particularly slinky rendition of “Backdoor Funk.” As Spafford moved into the second half of their show, the group threw out a “People” sandwich housing “Legend” before performing “Mind’s Unchained,” a relatively new song that was debuted back in March during a home state show in Arizona at Tempe’s Marquee Theater. To close out their packed Phish late-night, Spafford fired on all cylinders, with a non-stop sequence starting with “Weasel.” From there, the group transitioned through a triumphant “Palisades” and grinding “Red’s Jam” before making their way back into “Weasel.” They ended their set with a gorgeous rendition of “Beautiful Day” with a reference to the Bakers Dozen Phish run.To close out their show in full, Spafford started things off with a propulsive “America” with a particularly shred-heavy build toward its close featuring a “The Reprise” fake-out before the upbeat “Galisteo Way.” For their final number of the night, Spafford quickly locked into the slinky groove of “The Reprise” and finished the song out in full.You can check out the full show available now special, courtesy of Matt Vallo and MK Devo.Setlist: Spafford | B.B. King Blues Club And Grill | New York, NY | 8/5/2017Set One: All My Friends > Bee Jam > Todd’s Tots, Ain’t That Wrong, Leave the Light On, Salamander Song, Backdoor Funk, People > Legend > People, Mind’s Unchained, Weasel > Palisades > Red’s Jam > Weasel, Beautiful DayEncore: America > Galisteo Way, The RepriseSpafford // 2017 Tour Dates9/21 – 9/23 – Thornville, OH – Resonance Music Festival9/27 – Charlottesville, VA – The Southern9/28 – Baltimore, MD – The 8X109/29 – Philadelphia, PA – The Foundry @ The Fillmore9/30 – Brooklyn, NY – Brooklyn Bowl10/1 – Ithaca, NY – The Haunt10/3 – South Burlington, VT – Higher Ground Showcase Lounge10/4 – Hamden, CT – The Ballroom at The Outer Space10/5 – Northampton, MA – Iron Horse Music Hall10/6 – Cambridge, MA – The Sinclair10/7 – Portland, ME – Port City Music Hall10/8 – Albany, NY – Lucky Strike Social10/11 – State College, PA – State Theatre10/12 – Columbus, OH – A&R Music Bar10/13 – Bloomington, IN – Bluebird Nightclub10/14 – Ann Arbor, MI – Blind Pig10/15 – Grand Rapids, MI – The Pyramid Scheme10/17 – Madison, WI – Majestic Theatre10/19 – Columbia, MO – Rose Music Hall10/20 – Nashville, TN – Mercy Lounge10/21 & 10/22 – Asheville, NC – Asheville Music Hall10/24 – Charlotte, NC – Visulite Theatre10/25 – Athens, GA – 40 Watt Club10/27 – 10/29 – Live Oak, FL – Suwannee Hulaween10/31 – New Orleans, LA – Parish @ House of Blues11/2 – Baton Rouge, LA – Spanish Moon11/3 – Houston, TX – White Oak Music Hall Upstairs11/4 – Austin, TX – Antone’s Night Club11/5 – Dallas, TX – HoB Cambridge Room11/7 – Lawrence, KS – The Bottleneck11/8 – Omaha, NE – The Waiting Room11/9 – Denver – CO – Ogden Theatre11/10 – Fort Collins, CO – Aggie Theatre11/11 – Denver, CO – Globe Hall *11/14 – Seattle, WA – Crocodile Cafe11/15 – Portland, OR – Doug Fir Lounge11/16 – San Francisco, CA – The Independent11/17 – Los Angeles, CA – Teragram Ballroom11/18 – Flagstaff, AZ – Orpheum Theater12/1 – 12/5 – Punta Cana, DR – Dominican Holidaze12/29 – 12/31 – Phoenix, AZ – Crescent Ballroom* notes special VIP “All In” date, tickets not available separately
New Delhi: Australia toiled in the field at the Oval on the third day of the Ashes Test and were not helped by Paine’s misjudgements. Joe Denly, who went on to score 94, should have been out lbw to Mitchell Marsh when he was on 54 but Australia opted not to review the not-out decision. Later on the skipper, who is the team’s wicketkeeper, failed to review a not-out decision against Jos Buttler after an appeal for lbw, with replays showing Nathan Lyon’s delivery would have hit the stumps. Australian captain Tim Paine admitted that they were having a nightmare when it came to the review and he sarcastically remarked that he was going to enrol in an ‘umpiring school’ once the series is over. This is not the first time that Australia has struggled when it came to the Decision Review System. In the past, they have often had a brainfade when it came to taking the DRS, be it in Ashes or any other series. However, in this marquee series, Australia have suffered more failures in the DRS ascompared to England. Following the two missed opportunities at The Oval, Australia had missed a crucial chance in the Leeds Test. Nathan Lyon was bowling to Ben Stokes when England had neared victory and with just a couple of runs needed and one wicket remaining, Lyon fired a flatter delivery and Stokes missed the reverse sweep to be struck on the pads. However, the umpire refused to give it out and Australia were gutted. Replays showed the ball was hitting the stumps and Paine could not take the review as they had exhausted their reviews. Also Read | Steve Smith Says ‘Amazing’ Feeling To Retain AshesIn the 2013/14 series, during the Adelaide Test, Mitchell Johnson had trapped Michael Carberry LBW in the final ball of the day but the umpire did not give it out. Michael Clarke, the-then skipper, did not challenge the decision although replays showed the ball was hitting the leg stump. Also Read | Ashes 2019: Steve Smith Hits 26th Test Ton, Goes Past Sachin Tendulkar To Achieve THIS FeatIn the 2013 series held in England, there were two controversial instances of the DRS going against Australia. In the Trent Bridge Test, Stuart Broad had edged a delivery from Ashton Agar but he did not walk. Australia appealed and they could not take the review as they had exhausted all reviews. The fury of the Australians was targeted towards Broad and in the 2013/14 series Down Under, crowds viciously targeted Broad. In the same series, Usman Khawaja had not edged a spinning delivey from Graeme Swann but he was still given out. Despite taking the review, the original decision had not changed and he was given the marching orders. Apart from the Ashes, one notable instance of Australia unable to use the DRS was during the Bangalore Test against India. Steve Smith was given out and he deliberated with Peter Handscomb while looking towards the Australian dressing room. Virat Kohli, the Indian skipper objected and so did the umpire. Kohli had indirectly accused Smith of cheating while Smith admitted that it was a ‘brain-fade’. For all the Latest Sports News News, Cricket News News, Download News Nation Android and iOS Mobile Apps.
1996 — Umpire John McSherry, 51, who planned to see doctors the next day about an irregular heart beat, collapsed seven pitches into Cincinnati’s opener and died at a hospital about an hour later.1970 — An investment group headed by Bud Selig bought the Seattle pilots for $10.8 million.1989 — A. Bartlett Giamatti took over as baseball commissioner.2001 — The Toronto Blue Jays beat the Texas Rangers 8-1 when the major league baseball season opened in San Juan, Puerto Rico.2013 — Bryce Harper homered in his first two at-bats, Stephen Strasburg retired 19 batters in a row and the defending NL East champion Washington Nationals opened the season with a 2-0 victory over the Miami Marlins. Harper, the reigning NL Rookie of the Year, hit solo shots over the out-of-town scoreboard in right-center field off Ricky Nolasco in the first and fourth innings. March 24, 2020 March 301966 — The Koufax-Drysdale holdout ended. The Los Angeles Dodgers announced the signings. Sandy Koufax got $120,000 and Don Drysdale $105,000, making them the highest paid teammates in history.1992 — The Chicago Cubs and Chicago White Sox made a trade. The Cubs sent outfielder George Bell to the White Sox for outfielder Sammy Sosa and pitcher Ken Patterson.2004 — The New York Yankees and Tampa Bay Devil Rays opened the season in Japan with Tampa Bay posting an 8-3 victory behind the pitching of Victor Zambrano and the hitting of Tino Martinez. Martinez had three hits including the 300th homer of his career.March 31 2000 — Andres Galarraga made a triumphant return to Turner Field. Out all of last season because of a cancerous tumor in his back, Galarraga hit a tiebreaking home run in the seventh inning that lifted the Atlanta Braves over Colorado 2-0.2000 — Savannah State’s baseball team set an NCAA record for consecutive victories. The Tigers beat Claflin 8-0 and 21-1, extending its streak to 42 and eclipsing the record of 40 by Marietta College of Ohio, a Division II school, last year.2001 — Houston’s Craig Biggio had five hits to tie a major league record for a season opener, leading the Astros past the Milwaukee Brewers 11-3.2006 — Seattle’s Kenji Johjima became the first Japanese catcher to start a major league game and also homered for his first hit in the Mariners’ 5-3 loss to Los Angeles.2008 — Kansas City the Tigers 4-1 at Detroit to complete a season-opening three-game sweep. It was the first time the Royals started the year with a sweep on the road since 1977. 1923 — Expelled “Black Sox” players Happy Felsch and Swede Risberg sued their former club for back salary and $400,000 in damages. They were among eight members of the Chicago White Sox team charged with fixing the 1919 World Series.1966 — The New York Mets won the right to sign Southern California pitcher Tom Seaver when Commissioner William Eckert pulled the team’s name out of a hat. Eckert had voided Seaver’s contract with Atlanta, when the Braves signed him during his college season. Cleveland and Philadelphia were the other two teams that had a chance, matching the Braves’ original $40,000 offer.1985 — The Players’ Association agreed with the owners to expand the 1985 League Championship Series from best-of-five to best-of-seven.1994 — The St. Louis Cardinals beat the Cincinnati Reds 6-4 in the first Sunday night opener, sending baseball into a new era with three divisions and a new playoff format.1998 — Milwaukee’s Jose Valentin hit three homers and drove in five runs to lead the Brewers to a 7-1 victory over the Florida Marlins. March 291973 — Orange baseballs are used in an exhibition game by Oakland owner Charlie Finley. The A’s suffered 11-5 exhibition loss to Cleveland. George Hendrick of the Indians hit three home runs in the game.2000 — The Chicago Cubs open the major league season at the Tokyo Dome in Japan by defeating the New York Mets 5-3 in the first big league game ever played outside of North America.2015 — Belmont broke three NCAA Division I records and tied a fourth during a 20-run sixth inning in a 34-10 victory over UT Martin. The Bruins set the marks for most plate appearances (26), total bases (43) and RBIs (20) in an inning. Belmont homered seven times in the sixth to tie the record for most homers in an inning.2017 — New York Mets reliever Jeurys Familia was given a 15-game suspension under Major League Baseball’s domestic violence policy. BC-BBO–This Date in Baseball 2013 — Clayton Kershaw launched his first career home run to break a scoreless tie in the eighth inning, then finished off a four-hitter that led the Los Angeles Dodgers over the San Francisco Giants 4-0 on opening day. Kershaw became the first pitcher in the majors to homer on opening day since Joe Magrane of St. Louis in 1988. He was the first pitcher to throw a shutout and hit a home run in an opener since Bob Lemon for Cleveland in 1953.April 21931 — Virne Beatrice “Jackie” Mitchell, the first woman in professional baseball, pitched against the New York Yankees in an exhibition game in Chattanooga. Babe Ruth waved wildly at the first two pitches and took a third strike. Lou Gehrig timed his swing to miss three straight pitches. Tony Lazzeri, after trying to bunt, walked and Mitchell left the game.1952 — Hall of Fame outfielder Monte Irvin of the New York Giants broke his ankle in an exhibition game. Irvin played just 46 games that season.1984 — The New York Mets lost to the Cincinnati Reds 8-1 for their first opening-day defeat in 10 years. March 281970 — Commissioner Bowie Kuhn announced the return of the All-Star selection to the fans.1977 — Lenny Randle of the Texas Rangers, angry about having been benched during spring training, attacked 50-year-old manager Frank Lucchesi and sent him to the hospital with a shattered cheekbone.1999 — Harold Baines singled in the tiebreaking run in the top of the 11th inning as the Baltimore Orioles beat the Cuban all-star team 3-2 in Havana. It was the first time in 40 years a major league team had played in Cuba.1991 — Methodist College beat Maryville 43-0 to set an NCAA record for runs in a game. The previous record of 42 had been set by King College in 1902. Methodist scored 15 runs in the first inning and Brandon Bridgers had seven of his team’s 34 hits. 1961 — The Pacific Coast League’s proposal to use a designated hitter for the pitcher was rejected by the Professional Baseball Rules Committee by a vote of 8-1.1968 — Seattle, the American League’s second new team, announced its nickname — the Pilots.1995 — Major league baseball players end their strike when Federal judge Sonia Sotomayor of U.S. District Court in Manhattan rules against the owners in the labor dispute.1996 — The Seattle Mariners beat the Chicago White Sox 3-2 in 12 innings in major league baseball’s season opener, the first major league game played in March.1998 — The Tampa Bay Devil Rays and Arizona Diamondbacks looked like expansion teams in their first games. The Devil Rays fell behind 11-0 in an 11-6 loss to Detroit at Tropicana Field, and the Diamondbacks dropped a 9-2 decision to the Colorado Rockies at Bank One Ballpark. Milwaukee dropped a 2-1 decision at Atlanta in the Brewers’ first game since becoming the only team to switch leagues this century. Share This StoryFacebookTwitteremailPrintLinkedinRedditMarch 271973 — Minnesota pitcher Jim Perry became the first player to use the “10 and 5 rule” when he OK’d his own trade to the Detroit Tigers for minor league pitcher Dan Fife and cash.1986 — Major League Baseball’s Rules Committee voted to change the designated hitter rule for the World Series allowing a DH to be used in all games played in the American League home park. Since 1976 the DH had been used in all games in alternating years. Associated Press 2003 — The Cincinnati Reds played their first regular season game at the Great American Ballpark. The Pittsburgh Pirates spoiled the day with a 10-1 win.2013 — The Houston Astros, coming off consecutive 100-loss seasons, made an impressive debut in the American League, trouncing the Texas Rangers 8-2 in the major league opener. Having switched from the National League to the AL in the offseason, the Astros earned their first opening day victory since 2006 and the 4,000th regular-season win in franchise history.April 11931 — Pitcher Virne Mitchell, 17, signed with the Chattanooga club of Tennessee, becoming the first woman to play for an otherwise all-male baseball team.1972 — The first collective players strike in major league history began. The strike lasted 12 days and canceled 86 games. 1996 — St. Francis of Illinois pummeled Robert Morris 71-1, with Robert Morris coach Gerald McNamara ending the after four innings.1997 — For the first time, the salary of one player — Albert Belle — exceeded the payroll of an entire team — the Pittsburgh Pirates. Belle, the game’s highest-paid player for 1997 at $10 million, made $928,333 more than the whole Pirates payroll of $9,071,667.2001 — Roger Clemens became the AL strikeout king, getting five to pass Walter Johnson as the Yankees beat Kansas City 7-3 in their season opener. Clemens fanned Joe Randa for his 3,509th career strikeout.2003 — Alex Rodriguez became the youngest player to hit 300 home runs, connecting for a three-run drive in the Texas Rangers’ 11-5 loss to the Anaheim Angels. Rodriguez at 27 years, 249 days old, surpassed Hall of Famer Jimmie Foxx (27 years, 328 days).2003 — The Detroit Tigers became the first team to have four pitchers make their major league debuts in the same game — Jeremy Bonderman, Wilfredo Ledezma, Chris Spurling and Matt Roney. The Tigers lost 8-1 to the Minnesota Twins. 2007 — Tampa Bay’s Elijah Dukes homered in his first big league at-bat in a 9-5 loss to the New York Yankees.2011 — Ian Kinsler of Texas became the first major leaguer with leadoff homers in each of his team’s first two games. Kinsler hit the first of four homers by the Rangers in a 12-5 victory over the Boston Red Sox.2012 — Matt Cain and the San Francisco Giants agreed to a $127.5 million, six-year contract, the largest deal for a right-handed pitcher in baseball history.2017 — Madison Bumgarner hit two homers but the Arizona Diamondbacks scored twice with two outs in the bottom of the ninth inning off new San Francisco closer Mark Melancon to beat the Giants 6-5 in a wild season opener. Bumgarner retired his first 16 batters and became the first pitcher to hit two home runs on opening day. He struck out 11 with no walks in seven innings.April 3 2011 — Ian Kinsler and Nelson Cruz became the first set of teammates to homer in each of the first three games in a season, and Matt Harrison pitched the Texas Rangers to a 5-1 victory over the Boston Red Sox.2015 — Miami Marlins pitcher Jarred Cosart was fined an undisclosed amount for violating Major League Rule 21(d)(3), which “prohibits players from placing bets with illegal bookmakers or agents for illegal book makers.”2015 — Corey Hassel hit a three-run homer in the bottom of the 18th inning to lead Oklahoma State to a 6-3 victory over Texas in a game that ended after 6 hours, 51 minutes.Chicago Cubs 8-2 in baseball’s first season opener away from the United States and Canada.,Tampa Bay Lightning advance to face Dallas Stars in Stanley Cup finals, beating New York Islanders 2-1 in OT in Game 6