While you were storming the streets, protesting the end of Chipper Jones’ career, other baseball things did happen. What you may have missed:
If you’ve ever wanted to gaslight a Braves fan, you’ll probably want to buy them this beautiful diagram of the “infield fly” from Justin Bopp. Full size glory at the link:
Jim Tracy has resigned from managing the Rockies. If you’re a Rockies fan, you should be excited. Meanwhile, the Indians have brought in Terry Francona to lead their club. Cue the Dustin Pedroia to Cleveland rumors in roughly 2.3 seasons.
Thanks to some nifty computerizing, SportsLogos.net has a good idea of what the new Astros unis are going to look like. Even the heavily contrasted photos are better than what the Astros are currently sporting.
Ted Turner is, well, doing something.
Josh Hamilton may be moving on from Texas. As for where he ends up, like Jake and Elwood, he’s on a mission from God.
This week’s cutest David Ortiz photo:
Jason Bay had a very, very bad season. However, convert batting average to its Canadian equivalent (I believe it’s a Loony), and it doesn’t look nearly as bad.
It’s the final GIFs of the Week from Getting Blanked. I don’t want to spoil anything, but you’re in for a real treat when you see Carlos Lee’s fist-bumping prowess.
Aaron Gleeman is covering Jeff Kent’s Survivor season so we don’t have to. That’s enough for a Congressional Medal of Honor, I believe.
Billy Hamilton is moving to the outfield. The Reds plan is to then remove the fences and let Hamilton catch every single ball ever hit in the air.
Phantom Merchandise. Which means things like World Series Champs tees for teams that lost and not baseball ghost stuff. Both are great, but I’ll admit I’m still a little sad.