Last week, the Miami Herald reported that the Miami Marlins had received approval for their plan to move the home run sculpture featured behind the outfield. Minor League teams were quick to respond:
MLB’s Cut4 also had their fun, to which the Marlins finally had to reply:
I haven’t found much to award the Best of the Week lately, but this is pretty much the Best of the Season – check out the video of the Kingsford Charcoal ad featuring Bartolo Colon:
Below is the link to the original tweet from MLB:
The 5th fastest and 9th youngest player to hit 300 home runs…
Matthew Crownover of the Potomac Nationals threw the first no-hitter in P-Nats history last night! The P-Nats won the game 7-0. Check out the video below.
Congrats, P-Nats, congrats, Matthew!
On Monday, Touki Toussaint made his Major League debut. He struck out four batters and got the win. Just last month, Toussaint had appeared in the All-Star Futures Game. Congrats, Touki!
The best of the week: Adam Jones (again) and Cedric Mullins.
On Friday, one of my favorite former Bowie Baysox made his debut with the Baltimore Orioles. Cedric Mullins started in center field with Adam Jones moving to right. Jones marked the event by insisting Mullins be the first on the field to begin the game:
In Mullins’ first at-bat, he hit a double:
Mullins would end up with three hits in his MLB debut – the first Orioles player ever to do so. For his part, Jones responded to the focus on him:
And this is why everyone loves Adam Jones!
When a Washington, DC, reporter tweeted out last Tuesday that a DC Little League team comprised mostly of African American kids needed some financial help to get to the regional championships, Adam Jones responded, “How can I help?”
The next day on the team flight to Texas, Jones FaceTimed with the reporter, Delia Goncalves, and stated, “I want to see the next generation get an opportunity to succeed. Me being a black man trying to integrate more African-Americans into baseball, this was a no-brainer.” Of course, Goncalves wasn’t the only one who got to FaceTime with Jones. Yesterday, Jones FaceTimed with the Mamie Johnson Little League team to wish them luck.
Ultimately, Jones contributed $8,500 towards bus transportation for the Little Leaguers to travel to Bristol, Connecticut, for the Mid-Atlantic Regional tournament. The team faces the Mid Island Little League team from Staten Island, New York, at 10 a.m. today.