To make the whole charade even more farcical, the umpires seemingly didn’t realize white wristbands are often worn in support of people who suffer from blindness.
The reasons threefold: the lack of clarity by the Detroit Tigers on their direction, the slow-playing of interested teams and Verlander’s choice not to pursue a deal through public or backchannel lobbying.
Stanton cleared waivers on Sunday, multiple sources told Yahoo Sports, allowing the Marlins to deal him to any team through the end of August. The choice is obvious: Miami needs to free Stanton – and, in the process, free itself.
The last time Bryce Harper played a full season of baseball, he was a 19-year-old rookie. That was five years ago.
Amid the nuclear threat of North Korea just 50 miles from the site of the 2018 Winter Games, Olympians weigh it against four years of grueling training for an unmatched apex and, well, shrug.
As Barry Bonds will attest, nothing, when it comes to the Hall of Fame, is guaranteed.
Farhan Zaidi’s phone rang. Zaidi is the Dodgers’ general manager, and the voice on the other line had grown familiar in recent days. Jon Daniels runs the Rangers, and with 20 minutes to go before the deadline, he was ready to make a deal.