Hey! It’s June! That can’t be right, because it’s still March, isn’t it? Well, regardless, I’m glad it’s not, because we get baseball in June. We’re getting to that point in the season where we are getting a feel for who will be traded, what teams and players are for real, and so much more. But that doesn’t mean we stop having fun, because, oh boy, do we. Let’s check in on the best moments from Wednesday.
A Little TLC
Sliding on dirt can sometimes hurt. Especially if you slide headfirst, that doesn’t always feel great! You get scraped up and it stings. Most of the time, you just have to deal with it until it goes away. However, that wasn’t the case for Victor Robles on Wednesday. He got some TLC:
one kiss is all it takes. pic.twitter.com/zp5L620crv
— Cut4 (@Cut4) June 3, 2021
Ozzie Albies to the rescue! Baseball is a competitive sport, day in and day out, but sometimes you have to remember the players are people, too. Albies remembers this and just wants to help Robles out. It’s not only a sweet sentiment, but it’s funny, too. First of all, Robles tells him where it hurts, and without hesitation, Albies wants to make it feel better. See, even division rivals have some love for each other!
Belli’s Trip Around the Bases
Every once in a while, we get some craziness on the basepaths. I say, “every once in a while,” because these guys are good at their jobs! But when they do mess up, it usually makes for some good content. This happened Wednesday in the Cardinals-Dodgers game, and, boy, was it entertaining. It was a rough inning for the Cardinals, who gave up 11 runs in the first inning, but the Dodgers had some fun on a double by Gavin Lux:
Everybody has a laugh after Gavin Lux doubles home a run that almost didn't score after baserunning boners are bailed out by a bigger throwing boner. pic.twitter.com/K9jVkoCfr3
— Chad Moriyama (@ChadMoriyama) June 3, 2021
Lol you gotta love Belli pic.twitter.com/940qiV6Btx
— Talkin’ Baseball (@TalkinBaseball_) June 3, 2021
First, he loses his helmet. Which is great in the first place. And then, he starts heading back to third before he realizes, “oh, Chris Taylor is there!” So, he decided to head home. Now, this could have looked really bad for Bellinger, but he got some help from a horrendous throw to home, which you can see in the first video. It was a really weird play all around, and something that you only get in baseball.
Baseball is back in Buffalo, with the Blue Jays playing their home games there. While, yes, it’s weird that Major League Baseball is played at a Triple-A stadium, I would argue that it’s not the weirdest thing about the games played there. The weirdest thing, in my opinion, is the highway right behind the field. It happened in 2020, but it’s still weird:
— Toronto Blue Jays (@BlueJays) June 3, 2021
I mean, imagine being on the highway next to the stadium, and a baseball bounces onto the road in front of your car. And, while the home run bouncing on a highway is fun and weird, props to Valdimir Guerrero, Jr. with the awesome celebration of the home run.
CURRENT MOOD 😯 pic.twitter.com/OoHygvqD1f
— Toronto Blue Jays (@BlueJays) June 3, 2021
He’s hyped. Baseball is fun.
Nothing Like Post-Start Chess
I mentioned above how players are real people, too. Tyler Glasnow gave us a perfect example of that. He’s 6’8 and just went seven innings with eight strikeouts against the Yankees on Tuesday. So, what did he do the day after the game?
Tyler Glasnow really went 7 strong in Yankee Stadium last night and then spent his afternoon playing chess in Washington Square Park pic.twitter.com/Ll8Tqc6KOw
— Céspedes Family BBQ (@CespedesBBQ) June 2, 2021
No big deal, just playing Tampa Bays Rays ace Tyler Glasnow at chess in Washington Square Park. A lot of people had some stuff to say about his strategy, though.
Glas we really sacrificing a Queen this early?!?! https://t.co/MKcld9i2cL
— Chris Betts (@ChrisBetts26) June 2, 2021
Listen, I don’t know much about chess other than it takes a while to play. I’m sure the man he was playing was just happy to play against a Major League pitcher.
We’ve seen some swords over the last few years, but I challenge you to find one better (worse?) than this one:
You wanna see a dead body? 😂💀 pic.twitter.com/u5D97E85S6
— Rob Friedman (@PitchingNinja) June 2, 2021
Ketel Marte hit a two-run home run earlier in the game, and then he did this. It was a real up and down day for Marte, who is just recently coming back from injury. The way he falls is just incredible. I don’t know what else to say about it. Just take it all in.
We’re in June now, so now we are in the full swing of baseball. It’s going to be a lot of fun. Have a great Thursday.
Photo by Icon Sportswire | Adapted by Justin Paradis (@JustParaDesigns of Twitter)