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Ken Giles snaps his fingers so hard throwing his breaking ball that he cut his finger open during warmups. And what was his plan once that happened? “There was blood coming all the way down. It was on the ball and everything,” Ryne Sandberg said. “He was just going to ignore it.”
Someone at Philly.com forgot they were logged in to the work twitter.
Here’s a look at the “jock tax” that is taken out when opposing players come to Philadelphia.
Sometimes you really gotta walk the line between comfort and looking like a fool, like this guy in crocheted checkered-flag shorts at the Indy 500.
Ryne Sandberg, who really just doesn’t know what he’s doing, is very concerned about the Nationals’ choice of batting practice music, because that’s what he should be concerned about.
And overall, Sandberg is doing a bad job.
Switching gears to other bad things, Football Outsiders says Bradley Fletcher is an “above average” cornerback. That’s just not right.
Aaron Harang want brains.
The NBA playoffs are getting real chippy.
Eliot Shorr-Parks lays out ten reasons to be concerned about Sam Bradford, as if there are only ten.
A state Representative wants to name a bridge after Joe Paterno, because apparently we name things after people who turn a blind eye to child abuse now.
The Army-Navy game, returning to the Linc this year, will not be moved or rescheduled for the College Football playoffs.
And decorative figurine in a bowtie Ken Rosenthal thinks teams should make their moves to trade for Cole Hamels now, while he’s hot:
Hamels’ average fastball velocity in May is 93.59 mph, a monthly figure he did not reach last season until August. His strikeout rate, over a full season, would rank among the best of his career.
His walk rate is dropping, and after allowing seven homers in his first three starts, his home run rate also is returning to normal. Hamels has allowed only one homer in his last seven outings, none in his last four.
Get him now, get him while he’s hot … This shouldn’t go to July 31. Not if the suitors are smart and want as much as they can get out of Hamels in 2015.