Save your “yeah, it was in Houston, he was probably the only one in the stands” jokes. There were a lot of people out there!
Howard Chen of CSNHouston.com reports that the fan’s name is Tim Pinkard. And that this was his first-ever Astros game. Not too bad.
Last night’s big news — the Yankees acquiring James Paxton from the Mariners — might’ve been even bigger if the Yankees had gotten their way: they were trying to land shortstop Jean Segura too. That’s the report from Jon Morosi of MLB Network, anyway.
Getting Segura would make a ton of sense for the Yankees given that Didi Gregorius is going to miss a big chunk of next season. Segura, who will turn 29 in March, has hit .308/.353/.449 over the past three seasons. He’d cost some prospects, but he wouldn’t cost the kind of money another possible option — signing Manny Machado — might cost.
Worth watching the Yankees regarding any available shortstop, obviously.