Quote of the Day

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“People think that just because you’re married to a baseball
player, that you’re dumb, that you’re a gold digger, that you’re an
ex-stripper. That’s not the way it is. I still haven’t met that one
girl.”

— Laura Posada, law school graduate, author and wife of Jorge and star of tonight’s “E: True Hollywood Story: Baseball Wives”, on breaking the stereotypes.

I agree that’s ridiculous, and that “one girl” doesn’t exist. To the
contrary, there are hundreds of baseball wives. Many of the
ex-strippers are very smart, many of the dumb ones are in it for love,
not money, and many of the gold diggers are very prim and proper. To
paint them with such a broad brush is simply unfair.

Tim Tebow’s workout seems like fun

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Tim Tebow is, as we speak, working out for some 40 scouts from 20 organizations and an untold number of members of the media. So far he has run and jumped and thrown and, in a moment or two, will take his hacks. First BP swings, then live, full-speed BP off of a couple of former major leaguers.

His 60 yard dash time was supposedly excellent. On the 80-20 scouting scale he’s supposedly in the 50-60 range, according to people tweeting about it who know what they’re talking about. The guy is certainly big and strong and in amazing shape and that’s not nothing.

Also this:

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That’s from MLB’s Twitter, which provides us with some more in-action shots.

 

Here he is playing right field out there in the distance someplace:

Good luck, kid.

Adrian Beltre puts his helmet on backwards to face a switch pitcher

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“A” switch pitcher is probably not the most accurate way to put that. It’s more like “The” switch pitcher, as Pat Venditte of the Mariners is the only one extant.

Last night the right-handed hitting Adrian Beltre had to face Venditte, who obviously chose to pitch righty to the Rangers third baseman. Before coming up to the plate, Beltre jokingly donned his helmet backwards and pretended that he’d hit left-handed:

 

He needn’t have bothered. Beltre doubled to left field off of Venditte, showing that at some point, platoon splits really don’t matter.