Happy, happy Friday, baseball fans! I hope you missed reading my Thursday recaps as much as I missed writing them. I am looking forward to at least two more beautiful months of baseball, as well as two more beautiful months of amazing MLB moments from those games. But, that’s enough sappy talk for the day. Let’s get to the fun stuff!
Just Guys Having a Height Contest
every day at recess in fourth grade pic.twitter.com/2RJ09YX6fh
— Cut4 (@Cut4) July 23, 2021
Segura said, “Get out of here, man!”
There’s just one problem. Turn your attention to the numbers to the left of the age and the right of their batting/throwing hands.
They’re clearly not the same height. MLB has some ’splaining to do! (H/T to PL staffer Benjamin Haller (@BenjaminHaller1) for the tip)
Substance Check Shenanigans
Yadier Molina checks Kwang-Hyun Kim for foreign substances lol
— MLB Foreign Substance Checks (@StickyCheck) July 23, 2021
Thanks for helping out, Yadi! I’m sure the umpires appreciated it.
I don’t really know what to say about this Jim Gaffigan lookalike. I think the best way to enjoy this moment is to simply sit back and drink it in.
— Talkin' Yanks (@TalkinYanks) July 23, 2021
I finally have something to point to when people ask me what I want to do with my life. I want to do what this man is doing.
Pete Fairbanks and the Unexpected Web Gem
No matter what he tried, Yandy Diaz just couldn’t get Fairbanks out of his way! I don’t understand why Joey Wendle didn’t step in to help out his teammates, but it doesn’t matter. Fairbanks just punched his ticket to ESPN’s Web Gems and Top 10 segments.
Your Regularly Scheduled Barnburner
Holy Toledo, Mariners and Yankees!
6 hours, 35 minutes. pic.twitter.com/N9goNKitM8
— Mariners Minors (@MiLBMariners) July 23, 2021
There’s nothing quite as fun as seeing your team give up 12 runs in the final two innings of the game. GM Brian Cashman may dial up the DSL staff after that one. GM Jerry Dipoto (JeDi, for the uninitiated) may also have to give his DSL staff a call after they blew a three-run lead in the bottom of the ninth and then nearly blew a six-run lead in the bottom of the 10th.
Get out there and soak up some more baseball! If you’re feeling especially baseball-hungry, check out PitcherList’s Olympic baseball coverage, written by yours truly, Carlos Marcano, and Nicole Cahill.
Photo by Icon Sportswire | Adapted by Justin Paradis (@JustParaDesigns of Twitter)