I honestly wouldn’t want to be a ballplayer. Too much time away from home. And I hate flying. I’d probably get used to the planes, but cuddling up with my son to read some Dr. Seuss each night is priceless. Money is nice, but not everything.
The Angels are fresh off a 7 game road trip through Oakland and Texas only to come home and play the same squads here.
Most of the talk in Angels land surrounds not Mike Trout or Shohei Ohtani this week, but Taylor Ward. He’s killing the ball and showing no signs of slowing down.
The 8th inning in Texas on Tuesday night can only be described as “a nightmare.” Not the first nightmare inning, won’t be the last. Won’t be the last of this year. 162 games will give you at least a few nightmares.
EastSPiN is now acknowledging there are two coasts in this country and poses a debate: Does NYC or LA have better baseball right now?
FanGraphs did a small sampling of MLB players to find out who they think is underrated. A few Angels are quoted here.
In a truly bizarre story, the Yankees have cut outfield prospect Jake Sanford for allegedly stealing teammates gloves and other gear and selling it. Fans online also say he was selling autographed merchandise from players but not delivering the goods.
While it is pretty much impossible to celebrate anything the Asterisks do, I love to soak in the tears of chowds. Those tears were flowing when Houston unleashed five bombs in one inning in Fenway.
Conversely, there are 6 pitchers who have yet to allow a run this year. At least as of Wednesday afternoon. Let’s see how badly MLB jinxes these guys.
As we all know, wins for starters are way down. That’s not due to some conspiracy. At least Simba can cross something off his conspiracy list now.
The NBA is considering an in season tournament. Maybe MLB should so the same thing?
Sorry about the short links. Taking said son to the place with the mouse and It’s a Small World on this beautiful Thursday. Please link what I missed below.