This cover image is the handle of Mike Trout’s smart bat from five years ago. How time flies! Photo credit: Rex Fregosi.
With the World Series well underway, we will soon roll out the CTPG awards (for MVP etc.). For now, here is last year’s awards post. Tune in in early November. Same smart bat time. Same smart bat channel.
The motion to transfer venue in Carli Skaggs versus the Angels (L.A. Case Number 21STCV24121) will be heard this morning at 9:30 A.M. in Department 72 of the Los Angeles Superior Court’s Stanley Mosk Courthouse. Regrettably, Department 72 does not post online tentative rulings, so who knows what will happen? The matter has been very extensively briefed. It doesn’t appear that either side is prepared to roll over on this one.
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Nelson Cruz won the Roberto Clemente Award this year. He gives back to his home town by bringing in dentists and optometrists annually.
Ozzie Guillen interviewed for the Padres Manager job last week. The news stories all keep mentioning Brad Ausmus as a candidate, but I haven’t yet seen a report that he actually got an interview.
The Rockies promoted Darryl Scott to be their pitching coach.
Rob Manfred claims that Major League Baseball tries to be apolitical. He apparently said it with a straight face. I think he was trying to explain why he won’t do anything about the tomahawk chop.
It was pretty much inevitable. The Cleveland Guardians roller derby team is suing the Cleveland Guardians Baseball team on trademark infringement related theories.
Dominican Winter League games are available on MLB TV.
I don’t know, man, but somebody should have been awarded a base somewhere on this one! Probably not happening under the rules, but damn!