Yep, Nats logo beard.
(Care of @sbnation)
He was a flamboyant player, a charismatic coach, and a sexual predator.
This is an incredible piece. Obivously full of trigger warnings.
I know that MLBO is rather light-hearted most of the time but this is so important it should be read.
Things to Do During the All-Star Break….
Go to Netflix Streaming and watch The Battered Bastards of Baseball.
Brilliant documentary that tells the story of Class A independent minor league team the Portland (OR) Mavericks. So well done. You will not waste any of the hour and nineteen minutes.
Oh, and if anyone wants to star making Portalnd Mavericks hats I would buy one.
(Team photo….which is just wonderful….is courtesy of Entertainment Weekly, which somehow gets to wordmark it even though it’s from the film.)
All-Star Game hats.
Some look great. (Twins, Blue Jays, Pirates, Mariners, Orioles)
Others look terrible. (Diamondbacks, Braves, Marlins, Reds, Rangers)
Also…who starts an alphabetical list from the bottom right?
Addie Joss*, the last pitcher to no-hit the same team twice. Joss threw 74 pitches in his October 1908 perfect game against the White Sox and then shut down the Sox again in April 1910.
Tim Lincecum threw two no-nos against the Padres in 347 days (July 13, 2013 and June 25, 2014)
* Joss died in April 1911 from meningitis and held a career record of 160-97 with a 1.89 ERA, second best ever behind “Big Ed” Walsh, 1.82. Joss holds the record for career WHIP, .97. The National Baseball Hall of Fame waived the ten playing seasons requirement for Joss in 1977 and he was elected to the Hall in 1978.
That’s it. That’s the list.
(Randy Johnson has one World Series ring with his multiple no-hitters and Cy Youngs.)
In honor of the 75th anniversary of Lou Gehrig’s “Luckiest Man” Speech all MLB teams will wear this patch. MLB will also promote ALS awareness heavily over the July 4th weekend.
Courtesy @sportslogosnet on twitter
Baseball Prospectus has an amazing rundown of what went down 29 years ago today when Ferris Bueller took his day off and went to the Cubs game at Wrigley Field.
"What’s the score?"
"It’s tied, 0-0."
In other news, this marks the first time MLBO reblogs the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences.