Weird Baseball Links
Talk about foreign substances on your equipment! But for some really weird baseball, those wacky Sun Devils figured out a new type of scoring play. I guess it’s a variation on the hidden ball trick.
Not So Weird Baseball Links
This list of pitchers due for a no-hitter includes an honorable mention to Shohei Ohtani. Come on Shohei! We’re pulling for you. Don’t worry, errors are not hits. Here is a gratuitous image of Derek Jeter missing a ground ball for an error, as long as we are on the topic.
Trevor Story is straight up not planning to re-sign with the Rockies. Despite their respective WAR, I’m pretty sure I would rather have him than Carlos “Bang Bang” Correa. In general, I’d much rather see the Angels splurge on starting pitching. I doubt if that is a controversial position around here.
Evan Longoria is out four to six weeks with a left shoulder sprain suffered in a collision with shortstop Brandon Crawford. With teammates like that, who needs enemies.
So you want to be a big league catcher! In today’s episode of catcher injuries, Yadier Molina takes a foul tip to the kneecap. He’ll probably be back a damn sight sooner than Mitch Garver.
The Royals called up Cy Rookie to face the Angels on Monday. At this point, I think people are just trolling the Angels with this strategy.
Yet another old timer is setting records. Tony La Russa passed John McGraw to be second all-time on the manager wins list.
Strike three caught the outside corner, not!
Photo credit: Rex Fregosi