Cool stat of the day: Fastball velocity (Futures game)

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Taken from Beyond the Box Score.

1) Neftali Feliz (Rangers) – 99.4
2) Francisco Samuel (Cardinals) – 97.0
3) Mat Latos (Padres) – 96.4
4) Jarrod Parker (Diamondbacks) – 96.4
5) Kyle Drabek (Phillies) – 95.9
6) Leyson Septimo (Diamondbacks) – 95.6
7) Brad Lincoln (Pirates) – 94.7
8) Chris Tillman (Orioles) – 94.7
9) Brian Matusz (Orioles) – 94.4
10) Casey Kelly (Red Sox) – 94.1

The most impressive part about Feliz? He threw the 14 fastest pitches in the game, topping out at 101.4 MPH. Jaw, meet floor.

Someone stole the bat from the Ken Griffey, Jr. statue at Safeco Field

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The Mariners unveiled a statue of Hall of Fame outfielder Ken Griffey, Jr. earlier this year at Safeco Field, featuring the slugger in his famous follow-through seen after each of his 630 career home runs. Chris Daniels of KING 5 News in Seattle reported on Tuesday evening that someone had stolen the bat from the statue.

Thankfully, the Seattle Police Department announced that the bat has been recovered and a suspect has been arrested. They expect to provide more details later. Daniels reports the Mariners have confirmed the news.

My fellow Americans, our long national nightmare is over.