Last year we had just enough MLB to give us a little reprieve from the day to day doldrums. I snuck in some KBO as well. And now that life is approaching what we’d call “normal” it is just astounding how much baseball is truly going on.
At the MLB level, Shohei Ohtani continues to be the national story. Really I could link dozens of articles but let’s just focus on why he should win MVP.
Granted being on the big stage in NY is one reason for the extra coverage. Ohtani is getting run to the point the NY press is wondering if he’s getting too much.
But MLB isn’t the only game in town. Not by a longshot.
Possibly missed while watching Ohtani drop bombs in NY on Monday was this amazing catch at the College World Series.
As I type this, an incredible College World Series is headed to a winner take all Game 3. The stands have been full, the games have been great, and I’m putting a trip to Omaha on the calendar in the next two years.
But, just like an infomercial, there’s more. Families and friends are once again enjoying the minor league baseball experience.
Our own Turk’s Teeth is doing a phenomenal job keeping track of the talent down on our farm. One standout, Davis Daniel had to postpone our interview today. Why? He got called up.
If you want a little insight into lower level minor league ball, here’s this: we tried to do a zoom chat a couple of weeks ago but the wifi at the team hotel is too slow to keep the video going and the players aren’t allowed to go anywhere but the ballpark. So we had to set up the interview for when he was on the road and at a hotel with decent wifi. Two weeks with no luck. How’s that for minor league grinding?
Late breaking news, and probably the only link that will get comments, comes from LA where absolutely disgusting details on Trevor Bauer’s charges were released by The Athletic. It is rare I’m at a loss for words, but I’m at a loss for words.
I’ll be back with a more substantial, 3 day, Independence Day segment tomorrow. Please link what I missed below.