Game Four of the World Series is tonight, and, following last night’s record-setting marathon, I expect the position players to be a little sluggish. Maybe they can go into the 19th with a 0-0 tie …
- After a four-hit game, Nico Hoerner’s slash line in the AFL is getting up there:
- And that’s after missing two months of action and then struggling for a week or so when he first kicked off his time in the AFL. Can’t wait to see what he can do in his first full season next year.
- Also raking in the AFL, utility infielder Trent Giambrone, who broke out as a launch angle guy this year at AA, and is hitting .435/.480/.739 in limited duty. Check out his no-doubter from yesterday, and do so with the sound on:
— Mike Rosenbaum (@GoldenSombrero) October 26, 2018
- Big-time congrats to the Cubs’ short-season low-A affiliate in Eugene:
Thrilled. Honored. Stoked.
Words that describe how we feel about winning this year's Larry MacPhail Award, given to the team with the top promotional efforts in @MiLB.
— Eugene Emeralds (@EugeneEmeralds) October 25, 2018
- Jayson Stark has your must-read oddities, quirks, and facts from last night’s/this morning’s marathon World Series game. It was truly a once-in-a-lifetime game for so many reasons. One thing I found especially crazy: only once in the history of the World Series has a team used 23 of its 25 rostered players in a single game (Twins in 1991 against the Braves in a 12-inning game). Last night, *BOTH* teams used 23 players.
- One other LOL factoid from the New York Times: that single game between the Dodgers and Red Sox took 15 minutes longer than THE ENTIRE 1939 WORLD SERIES.
- Great view of the celebration:
— MLB (@MLB) October 27, 2018
- It’s tough to argue with things like this at this point, isn’t it:
I know Machado is supremely talented, but when you’re considering giving him $300 million and he doesn’t run out of the box in Game 3 of the World Series with your team down 0-2 in a 1-run game, that’s something that can’t be ignored.
— Chuck Garfien (@ChuckGarfien) October 27, 2018
- I wonder if this continued into last night:
MLB Commissioner Rob Manfred says that he, too, is a bit frustrated/bewildered about current World Series ratings. Despite west coast/east matchup w two glamour teams, G1-2 ratings off ~10% & lowest since SF/KC in '14. "We're looking hard at it and haven't isolated a cause."
— Eric Fisher (@EricFisherSBJ) October 26, 2018
- Got a Cubs Halloween costume this year? Some suggestions:
Dress as …
Anthony Rizzo but attach a Kris Bryant head to your shoulder (Bryzzo)
John Lackey covered in blood because obviously
Tyler Chatwood in a power walker suit
Ian Happ as a waffle maker
— Bleacher Nation (@BleacherNation) October 26, 2018
- I still don’t quite get why he didn’t get both surgeries done at the same time:
To clarify for several who have asked: Cespedes actually said he will be able to begin baseball activities before he advances to a running program. He is unlikely to start running again until March.
A return in April or even early May, in other words, seems somewhat unrealistic.
— Anthony DiComo (@AnthonyDiComo) October 26, 2018
- Taking the home run sculpture down is NOT AN ENHANCEMENT YOU MONSTERS:
See ya outside on the Marlins Park Art Walk, buddy!
The first step to a reimagined Marlins Park. More ballpark enhancements are on the way for 2019. pic.twitter.com/EAjyx4Ax3q
— Marlins Park (@MarlinsPark) October 26, 2018
- Yeti coolers, leather shoes and bags, and much more are your Deals of the Day at Amazon today.
- Fanatics has a 20% off sale going on through tonight.