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With Rob Manfred coming into the league and replacing Bud Selig heading into next season, Rose says that he hopes the new commissioner will give him a second chance and reverse the ban.
They say that every great baseball play needs just a little bit of luck. They don’t actually say that, but if they did, it would work really well for the purposes of this post, so let’s just pretend that’s a baseball-ism.
If athletes are anything, they’re superstitious. Wade Boggs always ate chicken before a game (well, that and visited his mistress). Brian Urlacher eats two chocolate chip cookies before injuring people every Sunday. During playoff drives guys grow Amish-like beards. And if they play long enough, athletes cling to their uniform numbers and the luck they supposed bring them, even if it costs them.
For a team called the Angels, they sure are cursed. Remember how the season began? Hitting Coach Don Baylor fractured his femur catching (catching!) the ceremonial first pitch.
We shouldn’t be surprised at this point. He’s done this before. Kole Calhoun is a cyborg. He got Jered Weaver out of a jam with a filthy catch over the right field wall Tuesday night at Fenway Park.
Yesterday, a fan at Fenway Park showed off his cat-like reflexes and fielding ability as he snagged two foul balls bare-handed in the same game.
The Savannah Sand Gnats, a Single-A affiliate of the New York mets in the South Atlantic League, are either really into men’s health awareness or in desperate need of fans.