Quote of the Day: David Letterman on Lady Gaga

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“What she is doing now is she is going to go from stadium to stadium making a fool of herself. It’s like the Orioles”

— David Letterman in last night’s monlogue, talking about Lady Gaga’s recent knuckleheadedness. The Gagalarity starts at the four-minute mark of the video.

I’ll admit, I’m a big Letterman fan going back to the early 80s, but soon after I had kids I realized that wasn’t able to stay up late enough to watch him anymore. As such, this was the first time I’ve watched his monologue in ages.  I can’t decide, therefore, if I’m happy or disappointed that he made the same basic Regis joke in this one that he’s been making for the past 25 years.

Video: Albert Almora, Jr. lays out to make a great catch in deep right-center field

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Cubs center fielder Albert Almora, Jr. robbed Giants first baseman Brandon Belt of at least a double in the top of the first inning of Monday’s game at Wrigley Field. Almora completely left his feet to catch the ball before landing just shy of the warning track.

The Giants took the early lead two batters prior to Belt’s at-bat as Joe Panik hit a solo home run to center field.

Anibal Sanchez accepts optional assignment to Triple-A

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The Tigers announced on Monday that pitcher Anibal Sanchez has accepted an optional assignment to Triple-A Toledo. Pitcher Warwick Saupold was recalled from Toledo to take Sanchez’s roster spot.

Sanchez, 33, continued to struggle this season pitching out of the bullpen. He gave up 26 runs (21 earned) on 34 hits and nine walks with 22 strikeouts in 21 innings. Nine of those 34 hits were home runs. Sanchez finished the 2015 season with a 4.99 ERA and last season with a 5.87 ERA, so he’s had a rough go of it in recent years.

The decision to go to Triple-A was Sanchez’s, Anthony Fenech of the Free Press reports. Sanchez wants to be stretched out as a starting pitcher again.