A few fellow ball writers and I have taken to celebrating draft day by recalling our favorite old scouting descriptors, some of which are real, some made up but close enough to sound sort of legit. Think of these being side-mouth mumbled by a well-tanned
Days after losing McDonald’s as a major sponsor, Olympic leaders have signed a deal that will provide an influx of cash and perhaps nudge the Games into a new era of virtual reality and drones hovering over stadiums. The International Olympic Committee announced Wednesday that it has entered into a long-term agreement with Intel, adding the microprocessor giant to a list of high-level partners that include Coca-Cola, Toyota, Visa and Panasonic. Intel said it will produce a virtual-reality broadcast from the 2018 Winter Games in Pyeongchang, South Korea. “Through this close collaboration with the Olympic family, we will accelerate the adoption of technology for the future of sports on the world’s largest athletic stage,” Intel Chief Executive Brian Krzanich said in a statement.
Things you should know about tonight's game... 1) Robert Gsellman became the second straight Mets starter to allow four runs in the first inning. Corey Seager and Cody Bellinger connected on two-run homers off Gsellman (5-5), who surrendered eight runs -- seven earned -- on nine hits and three walks in 4 1/3 innings. 2) Seager joined Washington's Anthony Rendon as players to homer three times in one game against New York this season. He finished with four hits and a career-high six RBIs. Bellinger went deep for the third time in two games and Yasmani Grandal also homered for the Dodgers, who have hit 13 roundtrippers in their last three games. 3) Jay Bruce, T.J. Rivera, Rene Rivera and Gavin