Wednesday's incident isn't the first time a kid was injured at the stadium this year. Just another victim of an anachronistic law and billion-dollar corporations perfectly happy to hide behind it.
The record-setting 5,694th home run this season, struck Tuesday night, leaves the sport trying to answer an existential question for which it does not yet know the proper response.
The idea of the Twins, Angels, Mariners, Royals, Rangers, Rays and Orioles ending up in one giant morass of mediocrity is delicious.
Changing a player’s swing can take months. Trying to adjust in the middle of a season, against major league pitching, is almost reckless. And yet because Buxton’s glove in center field is so good, the Twins were happy to let him and Twins hitting coach James Rowson experiment.
Baseball is not a game built for long winning streaks. The best teams win 60 percent of the time, the historic teams 70 percent. Before the streak, Cleveland was playing .552 baseball.
The prospect of the best player available signing one of the most piddling contracts makes it unlike any free agency sports has seen: One where it literally isn’t about the money.
Almost every team in baseball blurs the line of cheating on a daily basis, executives, coaches and assorted major league personnel told Yahoo Sports on Tuesday.
Because Stanton is locked into his contract, the money he made was not for himself but the Marlins. And they've got every reason to be thankful for him.