This tweet just started getting circulated around:
Median age of LCS Game #5 audience for FOX over time: 1996=46 years, 2001=49 years, 2006=51 years, 2011=55 years
To be fair, there was probably a higher percentage of retired types watching yesterday’s Game 5 due to the 4:15PM Eastern start time. The youngins were either at work or at school or what have you. Still, that is an aging audience. Which may explain why McCarver is kept around. And I’m only half-kidding.
The New York Yankees have acquired reliever A.J. Cole from the Washington Nationals for cash considerations.
Cole was supposed to be the Nats’ fifth starter this year but that didn’t work out too well. He pitched in four games for the Nats, starting two, to the tune of a 13.06 ERA, having given up six home runs in 10.1 innings. That’s . . . something.
Don’t get too used to Cole on the New York roster, as this seems like one of those “give us an arm” for a couple of days deals, after which Cole will be DFA’d and will either accept an assignment to Scranton or be cut loose. Such is life at the fringes for a guy who is out of minor league options.