College baseball doesn’t get much play around here unless it involves a prospect or something, so thank goodness Jon Bois was watching the College World Series on Monday night and was able to witness a seventh inning that saw not none, not, four, but six (6) people storm the field in Omaha. Here’s the video:
Be sure to click through to Bois’ rundown, however, as he is something in an expert in the field of field-storming and is able to communicate its nuances.
The Giants announced on Monday night the signing of outfielder Austin Jackson. According to Jon Heyman of FanRag Sports, it’s a two-year, $6 million deal with performance incentives that allow Jackson to earn up to an additional $2.5 million for a total of $8.5 million.
Jackson, who soon turns 31 years old, spent last season with the Indians. In 318 plate appearances, he hit .318/.387/.482 with seven home runs, 35 RBI, and 46 runs scored.
The Giants have been on the hunt for a center fielder and Jackson addresses that need relatively cheaply. Jackson will join Hunter Pence and newcomer Andrew McCutchen in the outfield.