From Craig Calcaterra @ Hardball Talk:
We noted yesterday that the Braves have signed Ben Sheets. Hey, he used to have something, let’s see if he still has something again. No harm, no foul.
Except now we learn that Sheets will get all of two rehab starts and, assuming his arm doesn’t disintegrate, will join the Braves rotation by mid-July. Atlanta’s starting pitching has been a weakness all year, beset by injury and mediocrity, but I didn’t feel like things were so bad that they were reanimating corpses and plugging them in a week after the All-Star break.
Oh well, I won’t worry. Because I think the odds favor his arm actually disintegrating over him actually being a starter the Braves will depend on to turn a somewhat frustrating season around.
Not sure what’s better, the part about his arm disintegrating or the reanimating corpses bit, but damn if that isn’t some funny s***.
Courtesy of Deadspin this one is of Raul Mondesi Jr. hitting what he and everyone else in the park believed to be a game-tying homer in the 10th inning of a Pioneer League game.
Except he never actually bothers to touch home plate and a very alert catcher makes him (and his team) pay for it:
I mean, seriously?
Jeff Greenwell, over at The Last Angry Fan, put it best:
Seriously, it’s like the logo has come to life, and in a moment of shame and embarrassment, slowly started making it’s way over top the helmet to hide out in Wood’s luscious head of hair.
If the Cubs keep up their losing ways, and all signs point to that being an eventuality, expect all the Cubs logos, from their helmets and caps to jerseys and bullpen jackets, to seek refuge in the Witness Protection Program. Nobody would blame them if the players followed suit.