Kris Bryant’s surprise visit to a Chicago children’s hospital included a sweet marriage proposal. In his relatively short career, Kris Bryant has already established himself as one of MLB’s brightest superstars on the field. More importantly, the Chicago Cubs slugger has also established himself as one of the game’s most genuine and kind-hearted representatives off the diamond. Those attributes were on display again on Wednesday as Bryant, along with his wife, Jess, surprised young patients at Advocate Hospital in Park Ridge, Ill.
As the rest of the world readies for the upcoming solar eclipse on Monday, Joe Maddon is thinking about the apocalypse. That's because Ben Zobrist very nearly got ejected from a ballgame Wednesday night, something that seemed essentially impossible just a few days ago. When Zobrist squared around to bunt in the bottom of the ninth inning, he was peppered with a 96 mph fastball right on the leg. The Cubs veteran was initially awarded first base — which would've loaded the bases with nobody out — but then was called back by first base umpire Chris Conroy who insisted Zobrist did not pull back his bunt and thus the pitch was a strike. Maddon raced out and very quickly got ejected from the game.
I barely want to even write an editorial here in Say Hey, Baseball about the Dodgers being 50 games over .500 on August 16. Mostly because I'm not sure I'm capable of it right now. I just want to leave you with a few sentences and sentence fragments like: 50 games? Over .500? lol it is mid-August, how I'm pretty sure someone somewhere will be upset by that even though it is basically how my brain is processing that the Dodgers are 50 games over .500 on August 16, so, here goes: lollll the Dodgers are 50 games over .500 in mid-August and they've only had Yu Darvish for like, two weeks or something Sorry, sorry, one more try [deep breath] The Dodgers are 84-34. They have a .712 winning percentage.