Reader Rik sent me this story about how the Blue Jays are now going to provide Wi-Fi for all fans in Rogers Centre. Before it was only in certain, premium seating areas.
I never go to Rogers Centre so I don’t much care, but the article was interesting to me due to it providing a breakdown of all 30 ballparks, specifying which have it and which don’t. Go check out the list to see if you’re one of the lucky ones.
And with that, cue The Best Fans in Baseball telling us all about how they don’t want Wi-Fi at the ballpark anyway because it distracts them from the pure baseball essence or some such nonsense.
CHICAGO — The Chicago White Sox acquired reliever Franklin German in a trade with the Boston Red Sox.
The White Sox sent minor league right-hander Theo Denlinger to Boston for German, who made his major league debut in September. Right-hander Jason Bilous was designated for assignment to make room for German on Chicago’s 40-man roster.
The 25-year-old German played for Double-A Portland and Triple-A Worcester for most of last season, going 5-2 with a 2.72 ERA and seven saves in in 43 relief appearances. The right-hander had no record and an 18.00 ERA in five appearances with the Red Sox.
German, a fourth-round pick in the 2018 amateur draft, was designated for assignment when Boston acquired reliever Richard Bleier in a trade with Miami.
The 26-year-old Denlinger had a 2-2 record and a 4.47 ERA in 40 appearances last season with Class A Winston-Salem and Double-A Birmingham. He was a seventh-round selection in the 2021 draft out of Bradley University.