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Even though he’s a Bay Area guy, the trade that sent Jonny Gomes and Jon Lester to the A’s is bittersweet for the bearded outfielder. Watch his emotional goodbye to the team that gave him a World Series ring and so much more, inside…
Boston scratched starting pitcher Jon Lester from his scheduled start against Toronto Wednesday night, adding to the speculation that he’s going to be traded before Thursday’s MLB trade deadline. Brandon Workman started in Lester’s place.
Isn’t it fun watching someone make a professional sport look like a video game on rookie difficulty?
The MLB walk-up song is the most innovative thing to hit the sport in the last 50 years (DH? A lower pitching mound? Really?). It got it’s start from the organists at ballparks who would play samples of songs to reflect what was going on (my favorite being the White Sox organist playing Kenny Roger’s “Lucille” when Oakland’s Dave Stewart came into a game in 1985 – he had just been arrested for soliciting a transvestite prostitute named, yes, Lucille). Then it gathered steam when Charlie Sheen’s Ricky Vaughn came out of the bullpen to the Trogg’s “Wild Thing” in “Major League.”
Munenori Kawasaki is not a slugger (.324 this season). Munenori Kawasaki is not a base stealer (0 this season). Munenori Kawasaki is not a prospect (33 years old this season). But he is a hell of an interview.