Baseball featured one tussle in the afternoon (Padres-Rockies, after a few hit batsmen) and one in the evening (Yankees-Red Sox, after one hit batsman and one hard slide) and, as always, the resulting photographs from Getty and the Associated Press are much more engrossing than any video can be. Here’s a sampling of some highlights.
This season’s hottest accessory—Joe Kelly’s head, tucked under your arm:
In the background: judging you.
Chris Sale, at left, apparently considering everything in his life that led him to this moment:
This one is so close to being symmetrical, but not quite, and it’s driving me a little crazy:
Crouching Kelly, hidden punch:
Mike Dunn, all the way on the right there, is just here to lend everyone a little bit of support:
You can’t stop him, you can only hope to contain him, or something like that: