Chuck D of Public Enemy used to draw 1970s ballplayers

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Twitter and social media is often horrible but it’s moments of greatness make it worth while. It’s like baseball in a way. It may fail 65 times out of 100, but if it comes through 35 times it’s still worth it. Please don’t count how often social media fails, by the way. I feel like it may be more than 65, but let’s just run with the analogy, shall we?.

An example of that was retweeted into my timeline this morning by Ted Berg of USAToday’s FTW. Just randomness from Public Enemy’s Chuck D who, like a lot of people, spends a lot of time messing around in his house and tweeting odd things now and then. In this case, a hobby of his when he was a teenager:

Dick Allen is my favorite, but I like the detail on that Padres cap too.

Free agent slugger José Abreu signs 3-year deal with Astros

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HOUSTON — Jose Abreu and the World Series champion Astros agreed to a three-year contract, adding another powerful bat to Houston’s lineup.

Abreu, the 2020 AL MVP, spent his first nine major league seasons with the Chicago White Sox. The first baseman became a free agent after batting .304 with 15 home runs, 75 RBIs and an .824 OPS this year.

With the Astros, he replaces Yuli Gurriel at first base in a batting order that also features All-Star sluggers Yordan Alvarez, Jose Altuve, Alex Bregman and Kyle Tucker.

Gurriel became a free agent after Houston defeated the Philadelphia Phillies this month for its second World Series championship.

The 35-year-old Abreu becomes the biggest free agent to switch teams so far this offseason. Born in Cuba, the three-time All-Star and 2014 AL Rookie of the Year is a .292 career hitter in the majors with 243 homers, 863 RBIs and an .860 OPS.

The Astros announced the signing. Abreu is scheduled to be introduced in a news conference at Minute Maid Park.