While you were asking yourself whether you could really justify spending $50 on a “Big Hug Mug” on eBay, baseball things still happened.
What you may have missed:
A fan mailed Cliff Lee nail clippings. Well, great, I’ve had a number of nail clippings that I’ve been meaning to send out, but now I’ll just seem like a copycat. Guess it’s the ole bag of dandruff now.
Time traveling baseball comics! It’s what the internet is for!
Bryan Stow’s attackers plead guilty. A dark chapter in Dodgers history is closed, for now. A civil case against the Dodgers is still moving forward as Bryan Stow will require medical aid for the rest of his life.
Yankees extend Brent Gardner for 4 years, $52 million. Gardner is one of those players I have an unhealthy attachment to for some unknown reason. Maybe it’s the socks. Maybe it’s the gap line drives. Maybe it’s because he’s just a lot of fun to watch. Regardless, a smart deal for the Yankees, paying just over $12 million per.
Braves continue plan on signing EVERY PERSON ON THE PLANET, extending Andrelton Simmons. The Braves will either become the best team for years to come or a series of injuries will wreck the team. No in between. Okay, maybe some in between.
Orioles sign Nelson Cruz to one year, $8 million deal. Somewhere, Kendrys Morales is sobbing.
Damn you, Grant Brisbee, this is fantastic. The AL West Starting Lineups as Described by Google Autocomplete.
Behind the veil of shortstop fielding development. Strangely, no prayer or pagan rituals are involved.