UPDATE: Terry Collins doesn’t care how Yoenis Cespedes wears his cap


UPDATE: Well, either Collins was misquoted earlier today or else he changes his mind in the past four hours, because now Collins is being quoted as saying that he does not care how Cespedes wears his cap. Carry on.

10:10 AMMike Puma of the New York Post reports that “Terry Collins is not a fan of Cespedes wearing his cap backwards around the cage like Griffey Jr.” and that he will “mention it to Cespedes.”

And here I thought that we’d only have one Yoenis Cespedes-based cultural clash today. Guess we get two!

I have no idea why this is an issue now. What’s next? Going after guys for saggy pants? Liking Public Enemy or Body Count? Being a Leno instead of a Letterman guy in he talk show wars? How are backward baseball caps an issue in the year 2016? I figured we were past that, especially given that we spent all of December and early January talking about how Ken Griffey Jr. was the greatest thing since sliced bread and how his Hall of Fame plaque should feature a backwards cap.

Oh well. At least this little thing isn’t 100% pointless. It made me Google “Ken Griffey Jr. backwards cap” and I found this article from last month in which Griffey explained why he wore his cap backwards. Note: it was not because he was some iconoclastic avatar of youth and/or thug culture. It was because he wanted to be like his dad.

Tyler Glasnow scheduled to rejoin Rays’ rotation

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ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. — Tampa Bay Rays right-hander Tyler Glasnow is scheduled to rejoin the rotation at Cleveland after missing nearly 14 months because of Tommy John surgery.

The Rays’ Opening Day starter last year hasn’t pitched this season after undergoing the procedure on Aug. 4, 2021.

“I think we’re pretty confident he’ll be starting for us,” Tampa Bay manager Kevin Cash said before the game with Toronto. “This is the first time he’s thrown pain-free in quite some time, so he’s encouraged by it.”

The 6-foot-8 right-hander went 5-2 with a 2.66 ERA in 14 starts last year and is a key addition as the Rays near a wild-card spot.

“Compared to the past, like, three years it feels way better as far as postday and the week leading into starts and stuff,” Glasnow said. “It’s good to have an UCL, you know.”

Cash said Glasnow will throw around 45 pitches in his initial outing, which should allow him to go two or three innings.

“Two innings of Glasnow is still a huge plus for our team,” Cash said. “Like to get three innings. If we do, great. If we don’t, that’s fine, too.”

Glasnow allowed one run, one hit, four walks and had 14 strikeouts over seven innings in four starts with Triple-A Durham.

“I’m really excited,” Glasnow said. “I’m approaching it like normal, staying on routine. Feels normal.”

Glasnow signed a two-year, $30.35 million contract that will delay the start of his free agency by one year last month. He’s making $5.1 million this year and will get $5.35 million next season and $25 million in 2024, which is the first year he would have been eligible for free agency.