As a Yankees fan, I have been very happy to have this excuse to put on at least four other, non-Yankees games every week on my main monitor to spare me the indignity of watching them lose in a new and somehow even more excruciating fashion seemingly every night. And I’m also happy that you, dear reader, are here to come on the adventure of what I find along with me.
Balling Out Of Control
Usually, when you get an on-field delay like this, it’s because of something more malicious and/or naked:
But, thankfully, in Cincinnati yesterday it was just a mislaid beach ball taking a wild ride on the breeze at Great American.
And while on some level I question the wisdom and intent of bringing any type of large inflatable to a baseball game, Ozzie Albies’ reaction makes up for it. I feel like I haven’t seen that many Atlanta games this year and I missed that smile.
Big league hustle by the ballboy, too.
The weather got really heavy in Chicago on Saturday afternoon:
We have tornado sirens in the middle of downtown Chicago in Grant Park.
Get to safety, find internal rooms or basements. Take these things seriously! pic.twitter.com/bfA6T749Nj
— Rylie, legally (@darkpanictwitch) June 26, 2021
And long story short, the Mariners at White Sox game had to be postponed in the third inning. But the M’s weren’t content to just watch the rain hitting the hotel room windows, they wanted to get in a jab.
if there was only 𝘴𝘰𝘮𝘦𝘵𝘩𝘪𝘯𝘨 that could prevent this from happening… 🤔 pic.twitter.com/frfHTZJxQF
— Seattle Mariners (@Mariners) June 26, 2021
Having been to T-Mobile Park and really, really loving it, I have to say I’m with Seattle on this one. A world with no rainouts would be pretty cool.
We all know that Jacob deGrom is amazing and that he’s having an amazing year, but did you realize just how nice 2021 has been for him?
Jacob deGrom's 0.69 ERA is the 2nd-lowest through 13 starts since ER became official in 1913 (Dutch Leonard 0.68, 1914).
— MLB Stats (@MLBStats) June 26, 2021
Innuendo aside, whenever you’re doing X for the first time since some dude with a dodgy nationality-based nickname, you know it’s a big deal for better or worse. A lot of people spent time talking about how Mike Trout was “too underrated” by baseball fans (which was true for a bit but definitely hasn’t been for a long time) but I feel like we’re only just now coming around to truly appreciate just how incredibly good deGrom is. Which I realize is ridiculous but also: is it? I mean, deGrom is crazy good.
And speaking of fan favorites, let’s shoot on over to SoCal to check in on El Niño:
"For the generation to come."
— San Diego Padres (@Padres) June 27, 2021
I mean, sure it’s not Fernando Tatís Jr. hitting three dingers in a game or anything, but the long run to catch the pop-up seamlessly into high-fiving a fan? That’s still crisp stuff.
Upon Review: Sick Moustache
Tonight’s facial hair spotlight isn’t a player or even an umpire, it’s the guy who hauls around the replay gear in SD:
I guess if your job absolutely guarantees you’re gonna be on TV, it is in your best interest to grow a sweet ‘stache.
Featured image by Icon Sportswire | Adapted by Justin Paradis (@JustParaDesigns of Twitter)