The biggest homer homer call in baseball history

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Pedro Alvarez hit a dramatic walkoff homer for the Pirates on Saturday night.  It was a pretty big deal for Pirates fans who haven’t had a hell of a lot to celebrate in recent years. For that reason I understand it if the announcers went a little
over-the-top with the call. But the cheering and whistling from Pirates’
radio guys Steve Blass and Greg Brown was a little bit much.

  

(h/t Deadspin)

Phillies sign Trevor Plouffe to minor league deal

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Infielder Trevor Plouffe has signed a minor league deal with the Phillies, Gerry Fraley of the Dallas Morning News reports. Plouffe asked for and was granted his release from the Rangers earlier this month.

Plouffe, 31, had a double and a home run in 17 plate appearances with Triple-A Round Rock to start the 2018 season. He spent last year with the Athletics and Rays, putting up a meager .198/.272/.318 batting line in 100 games.

Plouffe has mostly played third base throughout his career, but can also handle the other three infield spots and both outfield corners, so he’ll serve as organizational depth at Triple-A Lehigh Valley for the Phillies.