Alex Bregman drove in a run from second on a ball that traveled maybe five feet from home plate, and the Astros walked it off against the A’s on Tuesday night thanks to one of the dumbest and most random game-ending plays you will ever see.
The caveats are caveats, but they do exist. Mike Moustakas is not a superstar, for reasons that are easy enough to identify. He has mostly been a decent defender at an important position, but his defense was unexpectedly and undeniably poor last year; he is a good hitter with real power, but not an especially patient…
The MLB trade deadline has come and gone, and although news of more deals could trickle in over the next few hours, I think it’s safe to say that the hot fucking stove was only moderately hot today. Look, my hand is on the stove right now. It’s right there on the burner. What do I feel? It’s not cold, but I’m not in…
Many MLB players have odd routines at the plate. Ichiro draws his bat out in front of himself like a bow. David Ortiz takes approximately five hours to adjust his gloves. Jonathan Lucroy touches his shoulders. The Brewers catcher’s habit isn’t as elaborate as others’, but it is amusing.
Brewers catcher Jonathan Lucroy and pitching coach Rick Kranitz reportedly have pinkeye. Gross. To prevent further cases, the team's banning high-fives until the contagion goes away. Another way to prevent further cases is by washing your damn hands, you disgusting baseball players.
Jonathan Lucroy was never supposed to be a star. He was a third-round draft pick; according to Baseball Reference, which keeps track of such things, he never made any of the major top 100 prospects lists; and entering his age-26 season, he had a career .260/.307/.366 batting line.
Brewers catcher Jonathan Lucroy's All-Star ad poked fun at the St. Louis Cardinals, their NL Central rivals, and it was legitimately funny. Today, someone asked St. Louis manager Mike Matheny for his thoughts on the anti-Cardinals spot, and he thought it was hilarious. Nah, just kidding.
This might go down as my favorite sequence of the 2014 baseball season.
Milwaukee Brewers catcher Jonathan Lucroy's making a push to get voted into this season's All-Star Game, and his anti-Yadier Molina, anti-Cardinals message features the kind of mudslinging one could only find in a local political ad.