Midnight Sun game called due to darkness

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I don’t know why I find this so funny, but I do: the annual Midnight Sun baseball game played up in Fairbanks, Alaska was called for darkness early this morning.

An approaching storm entered into the mix too, but I’m not going to let that take away from the delicious irony. Assuming it is irony. There’s always someone who plays the role of Buzz Killington whenever irony is invoked.

Anyway, they’ll resume the game tonight. Here’s hoping it doesn’t get delayed by an eclipse or something.

Player to be named later in Yan Gomes deal named

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On November 30 the Nationals acquired catcher Yan Gomes from the Indians acquired infielder Andruw Monasterio from the Nationals for Daniel Johnson, Jefry Rodriguez and a player to be named later. The player has now been named: Andruw Monasterio.

Monasterio, an had been acquired by the Nationals from the Cubs in August in the Daniel Murphy deal. Now the 21-year-old infielder is on his way to Cleveland. He hit .267/.363/.338 in high-A ball last season. He’s probably a future utilityman. But hey, at least he now has a name.

[Editor: that’s not how “player to be named” works]

Anyway. Enjoy your Monday.