“Every spring training clubhouse smells like a distinct mix of sunscreen and coffee farts”

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Ahh, can’t wait to get to spring training next month!

Those words, by the way, are from A’s pitcher Brandon McCarthy, who took over Jimmy Traina’s Hot Clicks column over at Sports Illustrated today.  McCarthy is one of the few ballplayers I enjoy following on Twitter — he’s awesome — and his wit translates well to longer form.  And he asks you to choose which character is better: Jack Donaghy or Ron Swanson.  I think this will cause people to fight.

Oh, and he posts a bikini pic of his wife as his “Lovely Lady of the Day.”  Which is rather open-minded of both him and Mrs. McCarthy.

Go read it.  It’s easily the most yuks you’ll get today.

Brian Dozier’s shot to center got stuck in the wall at Target Field

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You don’t see this every day …

Twins second baseman Brian Dozier hit a blast to dead-center field in the first inning of Wednesday afternoon’s game against the Tigers and it neither cleared the fence, nor banged off the fence, nor dropped in front of it.

Instead, the ball found a comfortable home inside the wall …

This isn’t the first wall-sticker for Dozier. He put a ball in the bullpen fence in Washington during an exhibition game against the Nationals back in 2016.