Some fans struggle to stay in his camp because they figure he will land on the West Coast for his prime years. So if they dismiss him now, it won't sting so much when he departs later on.
We're reaching the point where the vaccine is widely available, so teams will be able to get players seeking vaccinations their shot without cutting in lines. Team by team, we are moving past this issue.
I have nightmares about 1,000-pound polecats coming over the back fence, but John Tortorella? Nope, can't say that anything about the Columbus Blue Jackets has made be bolt upright in my bed.
College basketball today.
If Bader has to hit fourth or fifth for this team . . . not good.
Let's hope polecats can't get that big. They are in the weasel family. They are supposed to sneak around and get into stuff. At 1,000 pounds they blast through a sliding glass door. Whether they could figure out how to open the fridge is another story.
Jack Flaherty is a focal point for a lot of reasons. Carlos Martinez is probably OK with somebody drawing the fixation.
Bader has remained helpless against well-thrown sliders. Some fans dig extra hard on him because he has been marketed as a rising star. But rising stars must be able to hit a well-thrown slider. At worst, Bader will have a long career as an extra outfielder getting some platoon looks and late-inning fielding use.
The injuries are serious factor huring the Blues. Not only did they miss all that talent when it was sidelined, but they haven't had much opportunity to meld into cohesive five-man units. That constant personnel shuffle has taken a toll.
OK, that's it for today. We'll catch you next time. Enjoy the great weather this weekend!