Wrigley Field, after the apocalypse

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I’m watching the Braves-Phillies game. It’s 0-0 in the eighth, so these two teams are continuing to wave the banner of 1968. I have no problem with this, as I like these kinds of games. But it does give one little to write about. It’s a boring afternoon all around, really. I don’t have a problem with this either. We all gotta take some time for some nonsense.

Like this video, which I presume is old, but was tweeted into my timeline by Steph Rogers today, depicting what would happen to Wrigley Field in one of those “what if people all suddenly disappeared” scenarios:

Maybe that’s scary to some. Frankly, it’d be the most exciting thing to happen in Wrigley Field since, I dunno, 2003 or so.

Angels sign Chris Carter to minor league contract

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The Angels have signed 1B/DH Chris Carter to a minor league contract, Jeff Fletcher of the Orange County Register reports. Jon Heyman of FanRag Sports notes that Carter will earn a $1.175 million salary if he makes the major league roster and he can earn another $600,000 in incentives.

Carter, 31, struggled mightily with the Yankees last year before being released in July. He hit .201/.284/.370 with eight home runs and 26 RBI in 208 plate appearances. The Athletics signed him later that month, but spent the rest of his season with Triple-A Nashville.

The Angels dealt C.J. Cron to the Rays on Saturday, so Carter helps add depth in that area.