I love a good Jumbo. And when Jumbo Diaz was called up to the Reds over the weekend, it was a time for celebration. After all, I remember watching him pitch in the Dominican League three years ago when his team was sponsored by (seriously, this happened) Jumbos and it was the greatest night of my offseason baseball viewing life. (I like to break all of my life into convenient boxes like that.)
Anyway, when he was called up, it was time to look at the epic history of Jumbos in the Major Leagues. Shockingly, there are a lot of them. Support Jumbos now!
Also, when I haven’t been researching Jumbos, I’ve become obsessed with soccer. Why did no one ever tell me how exciting it was? Over at Cut4, I’ve also got a look at the terrifying truth that Brian Wilson and Portuguese football, Raul Meireles, are actually clones of each other.
Other things from the internet related to baseball things:
Masahiro Tanaka is a wizard.
MIke Trout got his own shoe. Which is cool, yes, but it’s also a baseball cleat. When will I get to purchase a Mike Trout sneaker for day to day wear? That’s what I want to know.
Frank Borghi: The baseball player turned soccer player who somehow was the hero of the 1950 World Cup.For America, at least. English fans probably don’t like him.