Good news, friends: The Thanksgiving holiday brought us not just a bounty of meats, side dishes, and familial bonding, but also mildly interesting baseball transactions that could have anywhere from no to some impact on the upcoming season of “America’s pastime.”
When Edinson Volquez came out after six innings, his wife and children were waiting for him in the clubhouse. GM Dayton Moore gave them the use of the manager’s office, where they could be alone and discuss whatever they needed to. It still isn’t clear whether Volquez knew yet that his father had died earlier in the…
Edinson Volquez’s father Daniel died of heart disease yesterday, hours before Edinson started Game 1 of the World Series. It seems that Volquez did not know about his father’s death as he pitched six innings, but there were a lot of conflicting reports.
An hour before the start of Game 1 of the World Series, the first report about the death of Royals starting pitcher Edinson Volquez’s father Daniel began circulating. It came courtesy of a radio station sports director in Volquez’s native Dominican Republic. Shortly afterwards it was confirmed by two ESPN Deportes…
Just before Edinson Volquez took the mound to start Game 1 of the World Series, reports emerged from the Dominican Republic that his father Daniel died today.
A playoff series is always improved when one team is willing to talk some mess between games, so we thank the Royals for dusting off the old “The Blue Jays steal signs!” conspiracy theory.
Edinson Volquez has a history of struggling in the playoffs. Before last night, the Royals pitcher was 0-3 in three postseason starts with the Reds, Pirates, and Royals, with a Jose Lima-esque 8.67 ERA. The power-hitting Blue Jays are the most offensively talented team left in baseball, yet Volquez shut them down last…
So, here we go. The postseason series we’d get if there’s any justice in this world. Royals and Blue Jays, two newly resurgent franchises with big designs on October, and a sharp and abiding acrimony for each other that wasn’t satisfied by yesterday’s bench-clearing or name-calling.
The grab is excellent, but I particularly like Volquez bending over in exasperation, as if to say, "Holy shit, did that really just happen?"
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