As a horrible Sunday unfolded yesterday there was at least one thing buoying the public mood: the overwhelming outpouring of emotion and love for Jose Fernandez and warm remembrances of his all-too-brief time on Earth. But it wasn’t a unanimous sentiment. Some people, like this Florida state representative who is currently running for Congress, thought it was a great time to make a political point: Setting aside the tastelessness of Gaetz’s timing and intent, one wonders if he appreciates that the reason Fernandez risked his life on multiple occasions was specifically so he could live in a country where protesting and not exhibiting a reflexive loyalty and patriotism is a fundamental right and
ESPN’s Keith Law reports the Twins have hired Derek Falvey as their new president of baseball operations. Falvey has been the Indians assistant general manager for the past year after spending a decade with the organization. He’s only 32 and he’s analytically-inclined. Which, given that the Twins front office has been particularly young or analytically-inclined, should be a pretty major change of pace. The Twins’ longtime general manager, Terry Ryan, was fired in July. The club lost its 100th game yesterday, marking only the second time since the franchise moved to Minnesota that it has lost that many games.
Mookie Betts took it back to the 1990’s after the Boston Red Sox won their 11th straight game. The Red Sox’s outfield is well known for the dance moves they break out after every win, but they’ve been winning so often lately that it’s easy for the same routine to get stale. So Betts has been changing it up lately by debuting a new dance every night. The right fielder did a great rendition of “The Carlton” on Friday before switching it up with the “Jump On It” dance Saturday. And after Sunday’s thrilling 3-2 win over the Tampa Bay Rays, it was all about the Macarena for Betts. It’s safe to say this team is having a lot of fun winning. Thumbnail photo via Kim Klement/USA TODAY Sports Images