Of course you want to see the Atlanta Braves’ version of “Blurred Lines”

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Which includes Javy Lopez for some reason. But it still works, I think. Probably because, apart from Lopez, no actual baseball players come anywhere close to the mic or the camera:

I mean, sure you might cringe here or there, but we’ve come a long way in baseball team-related music videos, people:

 

UPDATE: Comment of the Day — maybe Comment of the Year — from reader woodenulykteneau:

Can’t possibly think of why the Braves would choose a song that’s big all summer, but will fall off the charts by middle of October…

It’s funny — and painful — because it’s true.

Nathan Eovaldi to start Game 3 for the Red Sox

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Red Sox manager Alex Cora said last night that Nathan Eovaldi will start Game 3 of the ALCS against the Astros on Tuesday.

Rick Porcello was previously lined up to start that game, but he was used in relief in last night’s game. Not that Eovaldi is chopped liver. Indeed, he’s coming off seven innings of one-run ball with five strikeouts and no walks in his Game 3 start against the Yankees in the ALDS.

Houston will go with Dallas Keuchel in Game 3, followed by Charlie Morton in Game 4. That is, “unless Armageddon hits and we have a historically long game,” said A.J. Hinch yesterday.