Anthony Rendon may have given my favorite quote of the year

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Anthony Rendon is from Texas. I really love Texans:

“How many games left?” said second baseman Anthony Rendon when asked by a reporter if he was worried. “I feel like y’all are the only ones worried about us. Don’t worry about us. Y’all worry about y’all selves. We’ll be alright.”

As our Drew Silva just put it:

In other news, you’d know if Rendon was from West Virginia and not Texas if he said “All ya’ll” instead of “y’all selves.” Subtle regional difference regarding the second person plural collective, each considered acceptable in proper discourse depending on where you are.

The baseball world reacts to news of Kobe Bryant’s death

Kobe Bryant
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Lakers legend Kobe Bryant and his daughter Gianna were two of nine people who died in a helicopter accident in Calabasas, California earlier today. Bryant’s death sent shockwaves throughout the basketball world, as well as the sports world at large. Here were a few reactions from the baseball world.

We certainly echo these sentiments, sending our condolences to the families and friends of those affected today. What a sad day.