Any other day of the season, tonight's abbreviated slate of baseball games would lack much noteworthy. But cripes, folks, it has been almost four days since we had any baseball. Around noon yesterday, we started to shake.

As we look toward potential records in the second half โ€” and eye the NFL warily โ€” we just find ourselves pleased that there's baseball tonight, rather than us being forced to check the AP wire for breaking ESPY updates. So, you know, enjoy the games. Our next night without baseball won't be until nearly November. Excellent.

And if that doesn't entertain you, well, jeez, then enjoy this whippet.