At least according to PETA, which last week ranked the top 10 most veggie-friendly ballparks. I’m just seeing it now, which is rather shocking. PETA is not normally the sort of organization that is bad about letting people know what they’re doing.
Anyway: the top 10:
1. AT&T Park
2. Citizens Bank Park
3. PNC Park
4. Citi Field
5. Nationals Park
6. Coors Field
7. Safeco Field
8. Fenway Park
9. Rogers Centre
Not too surprising about AT&T or Citizen Bank — San Francisco has been at the top of this list a couple of times and Philly was #1 a couple of years ago — and the Braves make total sense given that they have a Waffle House on-site. They’re not vegan, but you can totally veg-out on waffles.
The loss of a close, well-pitched game is hard enough for any team to take, but when you lose two key players to injury in the process it’s gotta be damn nigh intolerable. That’s what happened to the Angels last night in their 3-1 loss to Minnesota, losing Andrelton Simmons and Shohei Ohtani. And it happened on consecutive plays in the bottom of the eighth inning.
Simmons is likely to be gone for an extended period after suffering a sprained ankle which was later deemed “severe”. Indeed, they weren’t sure it wasn’t broken until the X-rays came back negative. He sustained the injury running to first base, trying to beat out an infield hit. He came down on the ankle and it twisted in ugly fashion — there are Gifs of it on Twitter and stuff, but you don’t wanna see them — before tumbling over the bag to the ground. Simmons will have an MRI today to see how bad things really are.
Ohtani got off more easily, getting hit in the right ring finger with a pitch while striking out. His X-rays were also negative, but they will reassess him today.
Simmons is hitting .298/.323/.415 on the year while playing his usual spectacular defense. Ohtani, who just came back from Tommy John surgery as a hitter a couple of weeks ago, is hitting .250/.345/.375.