A video made the rounds Wednesday night of an overzealous security guard taking a ball from a young Atlanta Braves fan because the man whom the child was with committed fan interference to get it. As it turns out, the kid ended up doing OK on the deal. As the incident unfolded, even the TV broadcasters urged the security guard to use "common sense" and give the ball back to the child. But he didn't, and he made sure that the man who got the ball was escorted out of the seating area. The Braves later sent an email to ESPN.com saying the boy was given a ball autographed by Braves star Freddie Freeman and was invited back to a game in June to celebrate his birthday. The man who was escorted out
Adams went 3-for-5 on Tuesday, homering en route to two RBI and two runs in a win over the Pirates. That includes a walkoff single in the bottom of the ninth, which was a nice touch. Adams is now 5-for-13 with a couple homers -- he also went yard Monday -- since joining the Braves. A high strikeout rate hurt him in St. Louis, and it's hardly clear that he's overcome that in his new digs, but Adams has plenty of thump in his bat and the promise of a pretty regular starting role with Freddie Freeman (wrist) out for a lengthy span.
First off, the Cardinals are one of just four teams (the Atlanta Braves, Detroit Tigers and New York Yankees are the others) to reach the fourth week of May with the same five starters. More, that means Lance Lynn is back from TJ surgery and effective too, that Michael Wacha seems over from his shoulder issues, and Mike Leake has moved on from whatever ailed him last season, his first in St. Louis.