We’ve all heard the story of how a young Stanley Burrell — more famously and ridiculously known as M.C. Hammer — once worked for the Oakland A’s. You may not know the details of that gig, however. If you don’t, The Common Man has a post up about it over at The Platoon Advantage this afternoon.
The surprising thing: Hammer actually had the title of Vice President for a while. As a teenager. But then, as TCM notes, he left that employment:
Burrell left his job with the A’s (presumably because he was not legit enough, and therefore had to quit) after he graduated from high school, and eventually joined the Navy for three years.
Wednesday night’s game at PNC Park between the Brewers and Pirates has been postponed, Bill Brink of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reports. No makeup date has been announced yet. As Brink points out, the two clubs meet again in Pittsburgh September 21-23 and both have an off day on the 20th, so that could be a potential makeup date.
Brent Suter and Chad Kuhl were scheduled to square off on the mound. Their starts will likely be pushed back to Thursday. The Pirates will host the Diamondbacks and the Brewers will host the Cardinals.
The Cubs won on Wednesday afternoon, so the Brewers are tied with the Cubs for first place in the NL Central. The Pirates are seven games back in third place.