While you were busy smearing aloe over your horrible sunburns, the baseball world spun on. What you may have missed:
Padres bullpen coach Darren Akerfelds passes away after battle with cancer. Rest in peace, Darren.
Pirates claim Drew Sutton on waivers. That’s Boston to Atlanta to Pittsburgh to Tampa to Pittsburgh all this year. Dude’s gonna be a gold class flyer soon enough.
Jim Thome earns a cool $5 grand by hitting a walkoff home run. Even better, he’s now talking about coming back next year.
The Mets found a home for Little Jerry Seinfeld. I’ll miss this little guy so much:
Jamie Moyer released by Orioles. Don’t worry though, it’s mostly because the Orioles wanted to see one more minor league start. Moyer doesn’t need that and he’ll continue his American tour somewhere soon.
Curt Schilling’s a little broke now. Which is rough, but don’t forget that the employees that were laid off didn’t have a $50 million cushion to lose in the first place.
Bill Hall breaks the news that Livan Hernandez is headed to Milwaukee. Hall is truly a utility infielder.
Jeff Kent to be on Survivor. Well, TV has finally figured out how to get me to watch reality programming.
Bill Murray makes South Atlantic League Hall of Fame speech. What kind of commentary could I possibly offer?
Cole Hamels voted for Bryce Harper for the All-Star game. Friendly gesture or first part of villainous plot?
Everyone’s favorite long-tossing, biomechanicizing, tube-using pitcher, Trevor Bauer, is coming to the big leagues. He will make his first start on Thursday.
Kevin Youkilis was traded. For realsies. This is what I said about it. And Youk’s brother used this as an opportunity to rip the Hub. However, that North End pizza joke was not needed. Come on, pizzas of the world unite.
Also, in an additional in case you missed it, last week I looked at the history of robot umpires. Which you should read if you like baseball, science, or robots. Which you do. I know you do.