The Return of Papeltrash: He’s back, and badder than ever. Our site mascot, one J. Papelbon, once again got ticked off at his teammate and arguably either the best or the second best player in baseball (definitely the best player in the National League, all apologies to Mike Trout’s AL self).
My thoughts are simple. If you are ticked off at Royce Harpler for not being able to catch a ball at the warning track, maybe…just maybe…don’t give up the hit to a Phillies guy in the first place? Wow! What a novel idea – actually attempt to do your job by striking a guy out! I know, right?
STOP GETTING INJURED: I have a healthy appreciation for the young kids on the teams I follow on a regular basis. Even though I’m not really that much older than them, I feel as though I am a proud lil’ momma to them, watching them grow up in MLB.
Two of my wee children are injured. To add insult to injury, they actually were supposed to play against each other today.
First, there’s Kris Bryant. In today’s game against the Brewers, he rolled his ankle. There are some tests being done, and hopefully it’s not too serious, because that’s all the Cubs need is for another mad bomber to be out for a significant period of time (RIP Schwarb’s season). I guess if Kris is unable to play baseball, he can sign a modeling contract, or maybe guest teach at the Derek Zoolander Center for Kids Who Can’t Read Good. Blue Steel, y’all. Blue Steel.
And then there’s my small child Scooter Gennett. Did you know that Scooter’s name is actually Ryan? It is. But that’s not important. What’s important is that my boy Scoots is on the 15 day DL with an oblique strain. This is a huge blow to the already terrible Brewers; Scooter has been one of their most productive players in this young season. (He’s also fun to follow on Twitter if you are into that sort of thing. He is pretty engaging with his followers, too. I’ve talked to him a few times and he routinely likes some of my tweets so that’s cool. I like when athletes talk to their fans like regular people. It’s pretty rad.)
And A Nice Thought Before Bed:
Hat tip to our friends up north, the Minnesota Twins. Their game on Monday was a tribute to hometown hero Prince.
Just because I can, here’s a great song to say good night.