The Cubs and Cardinals are still in action so no one has talked about it yet, but something pretty nuts happened in their game this afternoon.
I have no idea how this occurred — Pine tar? Velcro? Someone rubbing a balloon on their head? — and no one I’ve talked to online has a great explanation for it yet either, but I’m assuming the story is gonna be a pretty good one once we hear it.
All we have now is this GIF, in which it takes Yadier Molina a few moments to find the baseball he thinks he lost:
That Molina is really a glue guy for the Cardinals, eh? He’s one of the best catchers in the game and nothing can change that even if he’s a magnet for criticism at times.
Yeah, that’s the ticket.
MLB.com’s Bryan Hoch reports that ESPN broadcaster Aaron Boone interviewed for the Yankees’ manager job today. No word as to whether he hit a big home run.
Boone, an ESPN analyst, obviously has some history with the Yankees, but he has no coaching experience at any level. Joel Sherman of the New York Post wrote earlier this week of Boone that the Yankees “are intrigued if his charisma and passion can compensate for inexperience.” I’d say the answer to that question, whenever asked and in whatever context, is always “no,” but I suppose there’s a first time for everything.
So far the Yankees have interviewed Rob Thomson, Eric Wedge and Hensley Meulens. Yesterday Brian Cashman said there was no rush to fill the job, and that the Winter Meetings are not a deadline for the team in doing so.