Major League Baseball is on pause. Nothing to report on the field, and a broken record of “no deal yet” off the field.
The good news is the lead negotiators for each side continue to meet.
Mike Trout is the greatest player of his era. One of the greatest of all time. However, Mike Trout is not a “look at me” type of athlete and he’s been very quiet during the entire lockout. Which makes me take his first bold public statement pretty seriously.
Moving along from what is not happening to what is happening it is important to remember that MLB does not control the best parts of baseball.
Last week I took a look at college baseball schedules and broadcasts. And there are a ton of broadcasts. This week let’s take a look at minor league ball we can support.
The 66ers are not the only minor league game in town. Spread out through the IE and Central Valley is the California League. Really, any night at any of these ballparks should be a fun outing. And a lot less expensive than a big league game.
For most of us, Inland Empire is the only affiliate we can attend. However, all Minor League baseball games are available to stream. If you’ve ever wanted to get more in the know on our farm and others, this is a great time.
The closest you’ll get to MLB is AAA ball. The Angels AAA squad, the Salt Lake City Bees, kick off their schedule April 5th. They also visit Las Vegas quite a few times. Might be fun in April, but I’m not catching a ballgame in Vegas in August.
I’m sure a few of you grew up playing Stratomatic or other baseball games. As with everything, baseball simulation has gone to another level. Take a look a Magnus Effect Baseball and how it has grown to be the biggest baseball sim game out there.
Of course, if you are my generation or younger there is a solid debate as to the best baseball video games of all time. Many will answer “Ken Griffey Jr.” and many will answer wrongly.
After anointing him a saint for two decades, EastSPiN now wants Jeter for a broadcast role.
Baseball is a game of failure. Wheel of Fortune took failure to a whole new level.
I’m dumbfounded at that link and it is really almost impossible to follow. Let’s skim YouTube for something Angels and nearly as silly. Oh, I found it.
Remember that time the Angels hosted the Mariners at Dodger Stadium and Police Squad was there to save Reggie Jackson from killing the Queen of England?
Enjoy your weekend, folks. And please link what I missed below AND name your favorite baseball video game(s).