Underage ballplayer gets beer shower

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Jurickson Profar hit a walkoff homer last night. Jurickson Profar got a beer shower from his teammates afterward. Jurickson Profar is not yet old enough to drink. But it’s all good!

“Well, he didn’t drink any,” [Joe] Nathan said. “He just wore it. Clothes aren’t under age.”

Thank heavens. Because I for one would be shocked — shocked! — to hear of a 20 year-old consuming beer. Now, if you’ll excuse me, I’m going to go look at photos from my college days in which all of us freshman and sophomores were filling Solo cups with punch and apple cider and such.

Angels hire Brad Ausmus as special assistant to the GM

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Jeff Fletcher of the Orange County Register reports that the Angels have hired former Tigers manager Brad Ausmus as a special assistant to GM Billy Eppler.

Ausmus, 48, managed the Tigers for four seasons, accruing a 314-332 (.486) record. The Tigers fired him after the 2017 season and hired former Twins manager Ron Gardenhire in his place.

Ausmus will assist with scouting and evaluations of players in the Angels’ system, amateurs, and players in other organizations.