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.

In Memoriam: Remembering those the baseball community has lost in the past year

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A few years ago Paul Sullivan of Sully Baseball noticed that Major League Baseball doesn’t have an Oscars-style In Memoriam segment at any point in the year to remember the people that the game has lost. He rectified that by producing one. Today, for the seventh straight year, he has released his In Memoriam video.

Normally it comes out at the All-Star break, as Sullivan’s thought — a good one — was that the league should make it part of the All-Star game festivities. A celebration of baseball lives to go along with everything else baseball celebrates during the Midsummer Classic.

We have no Midsummer Classic this year, but we do have this lovely, heartfelt tribute to those we lost. Great job once again, Sully.