The Dodgers lost to the cross-town Angels last night. That’s bad, but endurable. What’s worse is that they also lost their shortstop, likely for many, many weeks as Corey Seager strained his hamstring.
The injury occurred in the ninth inning as the Dodgers tried to rally. Seager singled and advanced to second on a wild pitch. Alex Verdugo then knocked a base hit up the middle which would’ve normally scored Seager easily, but he grabbed his left hamstring before reaching third base and then limped off the field.
Seager will get an MRI today, but the Dodgers believe he suffered a Grade 2 strain. The recovery period for that kind of strain is usually at least six weeks.
Seager missed most of 2018 but was hitting .279/.359/.468 with eight home runs in 66 games this year and was heating up of late. With him gone Chris Taylor will likely take over everyday duties. ‘
The Tampa Bay Times reports that the newest Tampa Bay Buccaneer, quarterback Tom Brady, has a new place to live in the Bay Area: Derek Jeter’s house:
Brady has arrived in Tampa Bay and is in the process of moving his family into the sprawling, 30,000-square foot mansion on Davis Islands built by Yankees Hall of Fame shortstop Derek Jeter, the Tampa Bay Times has confirmed. The home features seven bedrooms, nine bathrooms, an entertainment room and billiards room that wraps around a pool with two boat lifts providing access to Tampa Bay.
It’s like a crossover episode conceived by sports yakkers like me. It’s like a gift from Content Heaven. Like, I had NO reason to talk about Derek Jeter today, but now I can mention how much progress he has made as a human being. After all, a mere 16 years ago he wouldn’t move 25 feet to third base to make room for Alex Rodriguez — and wouldn’t move to his left for anything — but now he’s willing to completely move out of his house for Brady.
See, we can all grow, even in trying times like this. Bless you, Derek.