Joe Maddon says Adell falling down on Sunday was “simply a slip.” This makes sense as far as it goes. I’d hate to think he fell down on purpose. For his own part, Jo Adell says he intends to get his swagger back. David Fletcher and Tommy La Stella both made it into the top 10 second basemen in Major League Baseball. So the Angels pitchers are making marginal adjustments and that is what is going to put us over the top. Now they say the Packy Naughton injury is a flexor pronator strain.
The Angels are at least impliedly called offseason losers for “enabling the culture.” Meanwhile, Sandy Alderson says the Mets were short sighted in hiring Mickey Callaway. These stories suggest to me that we may be about to get some sort of announcement in the investigation by MLB.
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Trey Mancini got a standing ovation in his first game back after recovering from colon cancer. He got a hit in his first at bat. The presence of fans, even a very few fans, is drawing positive reactions from the ball players. Hunter Dozier got a 4 year $25 Million extension from the Royals. Cal Ripkin Jr.’s mother Vi has passed away at the age of 82.
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