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.

Giants place Dereck Rodriguez on DL due to injury sustained during altercation with Dodgers

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Alex Pavlovic of NBC Sports Bay Area reports that Giants pitcher Dereck Rodriguez has been placed on the 10-day disabled list with a Grade 1 strain of his hamstring. Rodriguez apparently suffered the injury during Tuesday’s altercation with the Dodgers which featured Yasiel Puig and Nick Hundley.

Rodriguez, 22, has been having an outstanding rookie season, posting a 2.25 ERA with a 65/19 K/BB ratio in 80 innings across 12 starts and two relief appearances.

Casey Kelly will start in Rodriguez’s place against the Reds on Friday.