While I’ve already covered the Royals All-Star Game voting domination, my latest “5 Things” column also includes the St. Louis Cardinals hack job, Brock Holt’s cycle, and the abundance of position players who took the mound this past week. Check it out at CBS Local.
If the MLB All-Star Game took place today, it would not be the National League vs. the American League. It would be the NL vs. the Kansas City Royals and Mike Trout. Or, as I’d prefer to call them: Mikey T and the KC Kids. Fans vote for the game’s starters, and the latest tally has eight Royals leading their position. There are still two weeks left of voting, but if the numbers hold, the Royals would field the starting catcher, first baseman, second baseman, shortstop, third baseman, two of the outfielders, and the designated hitter.
It was never about the movie. It was about the movie-going experience. I saw Jurassic World on Thursday, 22 years to the day after Jurassic Park opened. Seeing the original when I was almost seven years old is my first movie theater memory and sparked my nerdy obsession interest in dinosaurs.
The Mets are looking for a bat to improve their struggling offense. They have a wealth of talented young pitchers to offer in a trade. Should they make a deal? Tomorrow night’s game is a reminder of why they might be wary.
This past week gave us the first no-hitter of its kind and the first pitcher of its kind. Plus, Joey Votto hit three homers in one game. Read all about these things, and more, in my latest MLB recap for CBS Local.
Is this what a playoff team looks like? Not much power, even less speed, bench players in the starting lineup? Fans of the 31-27 Mets—and fans of teams with similar records—need to remind themselves that yes, this is exactly what many eventual playoff teams look like. It’s sometimes hard to believe.
A manager’s tantrum, the release of a former All Star, and photo evidence that Giancarlo Stanton does not care for basic candy eating protocol. All of that and more in my latest CBS Local MLB recap.