Let’s hug it out, F.I.
Collision Specialists: I didn’t see this in real time, but pretty darn close to it. Thanks to an MLB Network cut-in, my horror was magnified with every replay. And what is the cause of this agony? Dexter Fowler and Kyle Schwarber collided in the outfield, resulting in Baby Babe Ruth holding his leg in what appeared to be extreme pain. He couldn’t even walk off the field; they ended up calling a cart out for him. I was worried that the Schwarb had messed up his knee, but here we have the Cubs’ official Twitter account giving all Cubs fans and people who like fellows who mash taters for a living a sigh of relief.
Oh, thank goodness. Still not great, though, but I think this calls for a collective hug for Cubs fans.
Welcome to my New Obsession: So, every year I decide to pick some dude from a team that’s not my usual team to get hype about. I’ve been doing this since I was a teenager. Some folks in this category include Ben Zobrist, Scooter Gennett and Jacob deGrom. Last year it was Joc Pederson. Usually I wait until about June to pick my random player but this year I’ve already found him three games in.
Joey Rickard, come on down!
I was able to watch the Orioles/Twins game from about the bottom of the fourth so I saw Rickard’s homer first hand and y’all, I cheered like one of my dudes hit one. And he’s not even on my fantasy team or anything like Manny Machado is, so I had no reason to cheer like I did. That’s when I knew that this year, Rickard is the one for me.
Sooooo looking forward to seeing more from this kid. Not sure if I want to hug him or not, but it’s probably only a matter of time.
Goodnight, fam. I’d give all of you hugs, but I’ll allow Rangers Captain to do the honors for me.