Everybody get your votes in! Thursday at 4PM eastern time is when All-Star voting ends! If you would like to see my choices and why I chose them, check out the video at the bottom.
Now time for our headline, Machado had a time with the umpires this past week. He had a heated argument, (that no one has been able to find a video of), with the umpires which has brought on a whole war!
Also, there are talks of making a “two city team”, MLB is letting the Tampa Bay Rays explore the option of playing the first half of the season in Florida and then the second half in Montreal, Canada. I don’t know how this will go, let me know if you think that they should do this.
So many little things happened this week and our podcast this week is a recap of them all. There was one thing that I cannot believe I left out of the podcast and that is two cycles happened this week! Shohei Ohtani with the Angels and Jake Bauers with the Indians, two cycles two days in a row!
In my week, in the baseball world, I went to a minor league game on Friday night seeing the Augusta Greenjackets host the Rome Braves in the South Atlantic League. It was a standing room only game for me, does this ever happen at major league stadiums? It was alright, the weather was nice and it was an entertaining game. Also it was the first drone light show in all of baseball!
Ball hawking, a game at the game. Today, I will be sharing with you some of the baseballs that I have caught at major league and minor league games. Don’t feel bad if you have never caught a ball at a game, I attended my first big league game in 2012 and caught my first ball in 2017. Five years!
My first one was a toss up ball from Brian Anderson of the Miami Marlins, for toss ups, you always want to be on the foul line. First base side for the home team and third base side for the visiting. This is a really cool one since it has the stamp that is for the Braves inaugural season at SunTrust Park in Atlanta.
Our next ball takes us to the South Atlantic League in Columbia, South Carolina. The Columbia Fireflies were hosting the Augusta Greenjackets. As you can tell from the ball it was a pretty rainy day. I was lucky enough to have this ball roll into the tunnel next to the dugout, all I did was ask one of the workers for it and he tossed it up to me.
This beauty, I got at Nationals Park in Washington D.C., thanks to the EMT in the bullpen. I didn’t even have to ask he just handed it over. It was hit in batting practice by either the Nationals or the Diamondbacks.
Let’s start this story in Cincinnati, Ohio. My main purpose of going to Ohio was to attend Game of Thrones night, the Reds would be hosting the Chicago Cubs! I think we all know how I feel about the Cubbies, but I didn’t care who they were playing. I just wanted my picture a top the Iron Throne and to get a bobblehead.
It ended up being a pretty good ball game. My favorite of the regular season. The game went into ten innings, with Yasiel Puig hitting a walk off homerun. Letting the worst time in Central Division beat the best one at 6-5.
Our next series brought in the Los Angeles Dodgers. I was pretty confident of how this game was going to go and I am glad that I was right. Home run after home run happened, it is what the Dodgers are known for. The Dodgers came out on top of this game at 6-0.
Let’s take thing up to The Land now. Cleveland was cold, but that’s how it almost always seems to be when I go to American League games. I really liked Progressive Field, I cannot wait to see how the Allstar Game turns out here in about a month. The Oakland A’s beat the Cleveland Indians 6-4.
If you were at the live stream, you have no idea what I am talking about. The live stream went fine but the recording on Youtube only uploaded around thirty seconds of it, I’m so sorry! I still wanted to tell you guys what I got, or the closest thing that I can find on their website! If you are interested in purchasing any of these items, I will leave a link at the bottom of this post to the MLB shop!
Men’s Cincinnati Reds New Era White Cooperstown Collection Core Classic Replica 9TWENTY Adjustable Hat
2015 MLB All-Star Game Mr.Redlegs Mascot Plush
Women’s Cincinnati Reds 5th & Ocean by New Era Heathered Red Cooperstown Collection Tri-Blend V-Neck T-shirt
Women’s Cincinnati Reds Majestic Red 2019 Spring Training Vintage V-Neck T-Shirt
Cincinnati Reds Game of Thrones Mascot Bobblehead
Men’s Cleveland Indians ’47 Red Hudson Cleanup Adjustable Hat
Women’s Majestic Navy 2019 All-Star Game Primary Logo V-Neck T-Shirt
Cleveland Indians Francisco Lindor Funko Pop! Figurine
Women’s Cleveland Indians Fanatics Branded Red Team Lockup Logo V-Neck T-Shirt
I added everything that I could find, or similar items, the MLB Shop website did not have most of the items.
This week we discuss my first outing to a Coastal Plain League game of the season, a league where college players play in the summer!
In terms of MLB we spoke of the draft and the top five picks.
Our main subject though was none other than the lovable losers. The Billy Goat Curse, the Steve Bartman Incident, and fans getting hit with foul balls. Should the net be extended to the foul pole? Check out the podcast to see what my thoughts are!