Quote of the Day II: Braves GM Frank Wren on Ryan Doumit

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I’m not a big fan of the Ryan Doumit trade, but at least it’s good for the yuks:

 

True! He is almost two players. Almost a catcher. Almost an outfielder. Heck, he’s almost a hitter now too. And he’s being paid what almost two players of his current value should be paid.

Gonna start calling him the Swiss Army Knife. So versatile.

Video: Troy Tulowitzki plays along with a photographer who thought he was a pitcher

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Thursday marked photo day for the Blue Jays. There are always some oddities, usually when the players create fun for themselves. This time, the fun happened when a photographer mistook shortstop Troy Tulowitzki for a pitcher. Tulowitzki rolled with it and followed the photographer’s instructions to pose like a pitcher.

Hazel Mae has the hilarious video:

Hitters, of course, typically pose with a bat over their shoulder. Pitchers typically have their hand in their glove, sometimes leaning forward as if receiving the signs from their catcher.

Tulowitzki has exclusively played shortstop during his 12-year career in the majors, but perhaps one day he’ll step on the mound and be able to call himself a pitcher.