NSFW: Ramon Laureano while mic’d up for an in-game interview… F Bombs Away! In keeping with the F Bombs Away theme, Joey Votto also dropped one in an interview, but he was bleeped out. Finally, here is a “Lets get back to baseball.” sort of Bombs Away! I have also seen the Luis Robert home run estimated at 473 feet in one box score. The consensus measurement, however, is 487 feet. In any event, it was way out of there.
Concerning Thursday’s Wild Card Round games, we have some results. The Braves have swept the Reds to advance to round 2. The Yankees swept Cleveland and also advance. A televised Yankees game cuts unexpectedly to law enforcement escorting a couple of intruding fans out of the stadium. There was no wanton brutality; just business as usual. Tommy La Stella scored a couple of the runs for the Athletics who beat the White Sox two games to one to advance to the ALDS. Game 2 of the Marlins-Cubs series was postponed until Friday due to rain.
Random GM Related News
Jeff Luhnow will be an interviewee on an upcoming podcast called “The Edge.” It will be interesting to see, in a kind of a slow motion train wreck sort of a way, how far he has evolved from his “I am not a cheater.” stance of last year. Jerry DiPoto will be competing with the Angels mystery GM for relief pitching this winter. The Kansas City Royals GM, Dayton Moore, will probably also seek to “supplement” their bullpen.
Angels Related Opinion Pieces
Would Mike Trout trade his career with that of Reggie Jackson or Derek Jeter because they have bunch of World Series rings? This article estimates the best landing spot for each of the top 20 free agents. Spoiler alert: The Angels might find a certain wild and crazy guy under the Christmas tree this year.
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